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Flower Care Information

General Flower Care

We want you to love your flowers and enjoy them for the longest time possible.  In order to receive maximum enjoyment from your delivery, please make sure to follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove your flowers from their protective packaging & pour away any excess water or gel that has accompanied them.  Please note, all our packaging is super sustainable and proudly plastic free so you can rest assured that we have not impacted Mother Earth adversely when sending your blooming marvellous flowers.
  2. Rinse the stems in clean water & cut them by around 1 inch at a 45° angle.  This will ensure happy blooms that can drink more easily and for longer.
  3. Remove all the leaves which sit below the water line.  If you forget, this will contaminate the water & reduce the life of your blooms. 
  4. Pop a flower food sachet into a clean vase filled with freshly drawn lukewarm water.  Water that is too hot or cold will reduce their life. If you’re unsure of how much water to add, use the QR code below for more detailed information.
  5. Position your flowers out of direct sunlight and in a cool room, avoiding any drafts or extreme temperatures. Change the water every 2-3 days; each time cleaning the vase, re-cutting the stems & adding in a sachet of flower food.

We like to make sure your blooms last for ages so have created lots of handy tips, specific to each flower we sell.  These are detailed below.

We have also created an array of useful video guides that will turn you into a floristry guru in no time!  To access, please click here.

Allium:

Allium flowers arrive ready to go!  Follow the instructions above and enjoy!

Alstroemeria:

Alstroemeria flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum):

Amaryllis are all supplied with canes inside each hollow stem to support their large flower heads.  Make sure to keep this in place and to cut down the cane each time you trim the stems.  All stems should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle.

These flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Anemones:

Anemones are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

These flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Anemones should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum):

Snapdragons are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

If any of your stems arrive with a slight droop at the top of the stem, this is perfectly normal but means that the flower needs a drink of water; once you have conditioned each stem using our guide above, you should notice them perk up in a day or so.

Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia):

Calla lilies are a s soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle.  If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Calla lilies should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Campanula (Bell Flower):

Campanula are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Wax Flower (Chamelaucium):

Wax Flower have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Make sure to remove all leaves and small flower branches that sit below the water line.

Clematis:

Clematis are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Cymbidium Orchids:

Remove your cymbidium orchid stems from the water tubes provided and cut them stems at a 45° angle.  Place into cool water and mist the flowers every few days. 

Cut orchids should not be kept below 10°C/50°F.

Daffodils:

Daffodils are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Daffodils should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Daffodils are part of the narcissus family and release a substance harmful to other flowers so they are best kept to themselves in arrangements. 

Dahlias:

Make sure not to knock the flower heads as you are arranging your bloom vase as the petals are incredibly delicate.  Dahlias are a wonderful flower that arrive ready to enjoy so follow the general care instructions above and enjoy!

Delphiniums:

Delphiniums are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Eremurus:

Eremurus are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Thistles (Eryngium):

Thistles are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Make sure to remove any small flower stems that may sit below the water line.

Foliage:

Monstera needs to be cared for in line with the general guidance above.

Eucalyptus has woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Freesia:

Freesia flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Gladiloi (Gladiolus):

Gladioli flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Hellebore (Winter Rose / Helleborus):

Hellebores are a soft stemmed spring/winter flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Hellebores should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Hyacinths:

Hyacinths are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

These flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Hyacinths should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Hydrangea:

Hydrangea have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Iris:

These flowers are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Irises lilies should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Ilex Berries:

Ilex berries have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Leucadendron:

Leucadendron are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Liatris:

Liatris are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Lilac Flowers (Syringa):

Lilac Flowers have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Lilac Flowers are prone to drooping and are somewhat tempremental so ensure to keep them out of drafts or environments with extreme temperatures otherwise they will be very unhappy indeed!

Lilies (Lilium):

Lilies are delivered as closed buds and will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Lilies contain pollen so should be avoided if you suffer from allergies.  Remove the pollen as the flowers open by removing the stamen from the centre of each flower.  Use gloves whilst doing this so as not to stain your hands.  Please be mindful that if you do not remove the pollen, this can drop and stain both surfaces & fabrics.

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis):

As Lily of the Valley arrives with its roots still attached, remove the packaging as soon as possible and place the roots into cool water so that the plant is hydrated before it is trimmed and placed in a vase.  

Make sure to keep Lily of the Valley away from any drafts or areas of extreme heat as this will make their delicate flowers very unhappy indeed!

Limonium:

Limonium is such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Mimosa:

Mimosa has woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Moluccella (Bells of Ireland):

Moluccella is such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Paperwhites:

Paperwhites are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Paperwhites should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Paperwhites are part of the narcissus family and release a substance harmful to other flowers so they are best kept to themselves in arrangements. 

Peonies:

Peony flowers are typically delivered as closed buds which will open over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Ensure any sappy buds are cleaned gently with clean tepid water as this will help them open.

Phalaenopsis Orchids:

Remove your phalaenopsis orchid stems from the water tubes provided and cut them stems at a 45° angle.  Place into cool water and mist the flowers every few days. 

Cut orchids should not be kept below 10°C/50°F.

Protea:

Protea are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Ranunculus:

Ranunculus are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Ranunculus should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Roses:

Roses have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Roses are delivered with naturally-occurring guard petals to protect them during transport.  If you retain these petals, they will create a more “country looking” effect.  For a chic finish, please remove these outer petals upon receipt by softly plucking them from the flower head. 

Spray Roses:

Spray Roses have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Solidago:

Solidago are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Stocks (Matthiola):

Stocks are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

If any of your stems arrive with a slight droop at the top of the stem, this is perfectly normal but means that the flower needs a drink of water; once you have conditioned each stem using our guide above, you should notice them perk up in a day or so.

Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise):

Strelitzia are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Sunflowers (Helianthus):

Sunflowers are typically delivered as closed flowers and will open fully over the course of a few days.  If you would like them to bloom faster, tepid water and natural daylight will accelerate their opening.

Sweetpeas (Lathyrus):

Sweetpeas are very delicate flowers and should be treated with the upmost care.  They typically have a lifespan much shorter than other blooms however provide the most incredible soft scent and texture.

Follow the general care instructions and ensure that you keep sweetpeas away from any areas of extreme temperature or drafts. 

Tuberose (Polianthes Tuberosa):

Tuberose are such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Tulips:

Tulips are a soft stemmed spring flower and as such, should be cut straight across the stem as opposed to a 45° angle. If you are planning to tie these into bouquet, make sure not to apply too much pressure with twine or wire as this will damage the soft stems.

Tulips should be placed in shallow water, as deep water will cause the stems to decay more quickly.  The smaller quantity of water will be drunk faster so please remember to keep topping them up!

Tulip stems continue to grow in the vase, even once they have been cut so it is important to select a vase that will support them as they grow taller. Tulips stems bend and droop naturally as they mature so if you notice this, it is perfectly normal!

Veronica:

Veronica is such a wonderful & easy flower to care for; follow the general care instructions above and you will be good to go! 

Viburnum (Guelder Rose / Viburnum Opulus):

Viburnum have woody stems so should be cut diagonally and split at the base with secateurs to increase water flower.  To learn more about this technique, see our how-to guide.

Viburnum are a delicate flower so ensure to keep them out of drafts or environments with extreme temperatures otherwise they will be very unhappy indeed!

Vanda Orchids:

Remove your vanda orchid stems from the water tubes provided and cut them stems at a 45° angle.  Place into cool water and mist the flowers every few days. 

Cut orchids should not be kept below 10°C/50°F.

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