General flower care tips

Flower care tips

Arranging your flowers

Your flowers may be tired after their journey and so will need a big drink to help them perk up and some TLC. By following these simple care instructions you will help your flowers to grow and bloom. Here's what you'll need: scissors, a clean vase, luke warm water, and your special flower food provided.

  1. Fill your vase half full with luke warm water (this will encourage any flowers in bud to open up) and add your special flower food;
  2. Remove all the packaging from your flowers;
  3. If your flowers contain a magic water cube, remove the stems from it and dispose of the water cube;
  4. With your scissors, cut 2-3cm from each stem, remembering to cut the stems at an angle to allow your flowers a large area to drink from;
  5. Remove any foliage from your flowers that fall below the water line to discourage bacteria;
  6. Arrange your flowers and display them away from draughts, radiators, and fruit;
  7. To maximise the life of your flower gift keep the vase water topped up regularly;
  8. Please remember to recycle your box when you have finished with it;
  9. Received one of our special Bag Bouquets? Keep your flower gift displayed in its wrapping and bag and just top up the magic water cube with water and flower food every couple of days - no mess, no fuss!

Specific Flower Care Advice

Rose Care

Rose heads can droop when left out of water for a length of time. Revive them by placing the cut stems into one inch of boiling water for about 30 seconds, then remove and place into your prepared vase. This will remove any air pockets in the stem and allow the water to reach the Rose head.

Found a dark tinge on your red Rose petals? This isn't a flaw, but a natural characteristic of our red Rose variety.

When your Roses arrive, you’ll notice the outer petals may look a little worse for wear - don’t panic! These are guard petals, they 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.

Lily Care

Our Lilies are normally dispatched while still in bud for maximum vase life. Place the stems in luke warm water to encourage the buds to open.

Lily pollen can stain clothing and furniture, so we recommend cutting out the stamens 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 you clothes or soft furnishings, do not rub or wet the area, simply vacuum or dab with sellotape - and hey presto, the stain has gone.

If you have a cat keep them away from your Lilies as the pollen can be harmful to felines.

Orchid Care

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

Please untangle your Orchid sprays with care.

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

Remember, your Orchids are from the warm climate of Thailand, so keep them in warm room temperatures of 10℃ / 50℉ and above.

Freesia Care

For maximum vase life our Freesias are normally dispatched while still in bud, opening fresh for your enjoyment. To encourage continued flowering, pinch off dead or dying flower blooms.

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

Carnation Care

Our famous Classic Carnations owe their clarity of colour and healthy size to the special 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.

Tulip Care

Our popular Tulips from Amsterdam will continue to grow once placed in water and will curve and grow towards the light, so choose your vase carefully.

Amaryllis Bouquet Care

To protect the flowers during transit, your Amaryllis will arrive with closed heads. With proper care, the blooms will open 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 each multiple flowering stem in full bloom.