Care for your Mothers Day Flowers


We hope that you are delighted with your Mothers Day gift of beautiful blooms and we'd like you to enjoy them for as long as possible. Here are some care tips that we've put together especially for you ......

If your flowers were delivered arranged in floral foam in a container simply top up with fresh water daily. Ideally do this on a kitchen work surface or draining board in case of spillage.

For bouquets delivered without water... Remove the flowers from the cellophane packaging, cut approximately 2cm from each stem end and remove any foliage from the lower part of the stem. Arrange in a vase that has been washed with detergent and filled with fresh water and flower food. 

Hand tied bouquets or aqua packs, contrary to popular belief, should not stay in their packaging for longer than a few days. They are arranged by the florist for you to be able to put them straight into a vase. Hold your bouquet over a sink and make a small incision in the water bubble to allow the water to drain out. Remove all the cellophane and paper packaging, cut the bottom of the stems by approximately 2cm and place in a clean vase filled with water and flower food. You may cut more off the stems so that they sit nicely in your vase but do not cut above the point the flowers have been tied securely.

DO ... Change the vase water and clean the vase with a disinfectant every few days, this will prevent a build up of bacteria and will prolong the vase life of the flowers. Recut the flowers before you place in fresh water.

DO ... Remove any wilting flowers from multi headed stems, this will encourage any buds to bloom fully.

DO NOT .... Place your flowers near a direct heat source, on or near any electrical devices, or in direct sunlight. Heat and light will dramatically decrease the vase life of your blooms.

DO NOT ... Place your flowers near a fruit bowl. The ethylene gas released by ripening fruit will decrease the vase life of flowers.

For care tips on Roses please refer to our article on how to care for Valentines Roses.

If you have any queries about care of your flowers or if you would like to know the name or variety of a certain flower then please do not hesitate to call us on 01291 623768 or email  We are the experts and we do love to help.

Finally ........ Enjoy!

Keeping Your Valentines Roses in Tip Top Condition

 Remove all packaging from your flowers as soon as possible after receiving them. This is best done over a sink if you have received your flowers packed in water.  Cut about 2cm from the bottom of the stems, at an angle, and remove any foliage from the lower half of the stem. Fill a clean vase about half way up with fresh cold water and add the flower food you received with your bouquet. Arrange your flowers in the vase and place them somewhere thats not near a direct heat source, a draft or in direct sunlight.  Make sure your flowers are not placed near a fruit bowl as the natural gases from the fruit will decrease the vase life of them.  Every 3 days repeat the process making sure you wash your vase out with hot water and detergent to remove any bacteria that will decrease the vase life of your beautiful blooms.  To revive any drooping roses that may be affected by being without water for too long, wrap tightly in paper to support the head, cut the lower 2cm of the stem and place in deep cold water for a few hours (preferably overnight) in a cool place. Unwrap and place back in your arrangement. Finally ..... Enjoy ... 


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