Tips on how to keep your flowers alive and blooming for longer
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Tips on how to keep your flowers alive and blooming for longer

When you are lucky enough to receive a stunning bouquet of flowers, naturally you wish to keep them alive and looking beautiful for as long as possible. Here are our top tips for doing just that!

  • Unwrap your flowers with care

Taking the time to do this means less damage to flowers and leaves

  • Ensure your chosen vase is clean and disinfected

Use a dash of bleach to do this

  • Add flower food and water to your vase

We don’t recommend using sugar or lemon as you may see suggested elsewhere – stick to the flower food we provide

  • Cut the bottom of the stems at a 45-degree angle

Do this every time you change the water

  • Remove any foliage that is below water level

Foliage contains lots of bacteria that kills the blooms if they are in the water

  • Place the vase away from direct sunlight

This might sound odd, but your blooms shouldn’t sit directly in sunlight, but a well-lit area instead

  • Ensure they are kept in a cool room

The cooler the room, the longer your flowers will last

  • Change the water every 3 days

Remember to trim those stems!

  • Remove any faded blooms

This encourages the remaining buds to open

Treat your precious bouquet with love and care and it will reward you by lasting for much longer than expected!

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