We want to ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your flowers. Follow these easy care guidelines to make your flowers last longer:

For cut flowers in a bouquet it is suggested to cut 1-2cm from the end of the stem and place stems in an upright container (preferably glass) with fresh room temperature water and flower food. Be sure to cut the stem at an angle to allow the flowers the best chance to take up water.

Flower care - 1 - 2cm should be cut from the stems of flowersFlower care - cutting flower stems on an angle

Ensure no leaves or greenery is sitting below the water line in the container or vase as they can cause bacteria to form in the water which will shorten the life of the flowers.

For flowers arranged in floral foam, you should should maintain the saturation level high of the floral foam brick to ensure longevity. The floral foam has a fresh flower food added to it to assist in nurturing the flowers.

Flower care - ensure no leave sit beneath the water line in a vaseFlower care - ensure flowers always have clean water

Flowers are best kept at room temperature between 18 – 22 degrees (Celsius). Flowers are also best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling and kept away from direct draughts, direct overhead ceiling fans or vents.

Do not keep flowers on top of televisions or microwaves as they radiate heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate. Some fruits can also release tiny amounts of ethylene gas which can prematurely age flowers, so it is best to keep flowers a distance away.

A cool, shaded place is best for tulips to maximise their life span in the vase.

Flower care - flowers in vase placed away from direct sunlight

When changing the water, ensure the container is thoroughly cleaned out and new flower food is included.

Every few days, remove the flowers from the container or vase and re-cut the stems. Remove 1-2cm from the bottom of the stem (again on a slight angle) and be sure to clean the vessel before refilling it with room temperature water and adding flower food.

As some flowers will last longer than others, carefully remove spent blooms, especially if other flowers in your display are still alive.

Keep your plants or planted arrangements out of draughts and any direct sunlight. When it comes to water it’s about finding the right balance – do regularly water but don’t over water.

If your roses start to droop after a few days, try re-cutting the stems and standing them in tepid water.