Aftercare of your Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers

Hand-tied flowers in Aqua Pack

  • Hand Ties can be kept in the packaging for a maximum of 3 days.
  • Carefully top up the water daily – pour water slowly through the centre.
  • After 3 days remove cellophane and follow these instructions.
  • Keep the tie around stems if you want to keep the shape we have created for you, remove it if you want to arrange the flowers yourself.
  • Clean your vase thoroughly using hot water and washing up liquid, or rinse with water to which you have added a tablespoon of bleach. This will neutralize any bacteria on the inside of the vase and it will help your flowers last for longer.

(The following points also refer to hand-tied bouquets)

  • Holding the bouquet up to the vase to get the right length then using sharp, clean scissors, cut 3cm off each stem at a 45-degree angle.
  • Be careful to remove any leaves which lie below the water level; these will decompose and contaminate the water and could damage your flowers.
  • Place the bouquet in a cool position, away from heating or cooling vents, appliances, direct sunlight or draughts.
  • Keep away from ripening fruit.
  • Add fresh water daily.

Arrangements in Foam

If your flowers have been arranged into florists foam then follow these tips to prolong the life of your flowers.

  • Top up the arrangement daily with water. Pour the water slowly through the centre of the arrangement to avoid spills.
  • Please place your arrangement on top of a table mat and not directly on any polished surfaces.

General cautions

  • Lily pollen can stain. In case of contact, do not try to rub it off with water or your fingers, dab off carefully with cellotape.
  • Berries may also stain and may not be eaten.
  • Wash your hands after arranging your flowers, as some flowers have
    sap which can irritate the skin.

For further information please contact us by telephone or by filling out the contact form on the contact page.