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Caring for your blooms

Your flowers may be a little sleepy after their journey, don't worry - all they need is a good drink and they will be standing tall, strong and looking 'blooming' lovely in no time!

Simply follow these simple care instructions and watch your flowers grow and bloom.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Scissors
  • A clean vase
  • Lukewarm water
  • Your sachet of flower food (provided)
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  1. Start with a clean vase and fill with lukewarm water, then add your flower food sachet.
  2. Remove all the packaging from your flowers.
  3. If you have received one of our bag bouquets, keep your gift displayed in its wrapping and bag and just top up the hydrating water cube with water and flower food every couple of days.
  4. If you have received a regular bouquet in a water cube you can remove and dispose of the cube.
    *Check with your local council to see if this can be recycled.
  5. Using your scissors, trim 2-3cm from each stem. Remember to cut at an angle to allow your flowers a large area to drink from.
  6. Remove any foliage from your flowers that falls below the water line.
  7. Have fun and get creative - arrange your blooms and display them in rooms which aren't too hot, cold or draughty.
  8. To extend the vase life of your blooms keep the water clean and topped up regularly.
  9. Remember, you can recycle the box your flowers arrived in – this can go in with your cardboard.

Keep reading for advice on how to keep each stem looking lovely and fresh for as long as possible...

Rose Care

Your Roses should have arrived in bud and will bloom in approximately 1-2 days.

You may notice a dark tinge on the petals – this is simply a natural characteristic of our red Rose variety.

Some of the outer petals may look a little brown on arrival. These outer petals are called guard petals, they help to protect your Roses whilst they are in transit. Simply remove these outer petals and your Roses will continue to look beautiful for at least 7 days. Removing these petals won't affect your Roses in any way.

Air pockets can form inside the stem which stops water from reaching the Rose head, causing them to droop. Before adding your Roses to the vase, simply place each stem into boiling water for about 30 seconds to help clean any air pockets.

Lily Care

Our Lilies are normally dispatched whilst they are still in bud to extend their vase life. To encourage your Lilies to open, simply place the stems in lukewarm water.

Be careful - Lily pollen can stain clothing and furniture, so we recommend removing the stamen once they start to open, but before the Lily pollen has developed into a powder.

If you do happen to accidentally spill Lily pollen on your clothing or soft furnishings, do not rub or wet the area, simply vacuum or dab with sellotape - and the stain should disappear.

If you have pets, keep them away from your Lilies as the pollen can be extremely harmful, especially if digested.

Orchid Care

If your Oriental Orchids arrive wilted, simply immerse your Orchid sprays in cool tap water for 10 - 15 minutes.

Please untangle your Orchids with care.

To encourage upper buds to open, remove any faded blooms from the bottom of the stem.

Your Orchids are from Thailand and are used to a warm climate, so keep them between temperatures of 10°C and above.

Freesia Care

For the best vase life, we always endeavour to dispatch our Freesias whilst they are still in bud, so they will be as fresh as possible for your enjoyment. To encourage continued flowering, be sure to remove any dead or dying blooms.

Freesias are very thirsty flowers, so always make sure that your vase contains plenty of fresh, clean water.

Carnation Care

Our Classic Carnations owe their clarity of colour and healthy size to the amazing growing climate of the Colombian mountains where they flourish.

Keep these blooms in a cool room away from ripening fruit and vegetables and they can last up to three weeks, or even more if you are lucky!

Tulip Care

Our popular Dutch Tulips will continue to grow once placed in water and will curve and grow towards the light, remember this when selecting your vase and deciding where you wish to display them.

Amaryllis Bouquet Care

Your Amaryllis will arrive with closed heads – this helps to protect them during transit. With proper care, the buds will open and bloom into large beautiful flowers.

Simply cut 5cm off each stem and arrange in 3cm of water. It is important not to fill the vase with any more water, as this will weaken the stem and cause them to droop.

Refresh the water and trim the stems every other day. After four days you can enjoy multiple flowering stems in full bloom.