- Use a freshly cleaned vase for your flowers so they can drink up clear water, keeping them happy and looking lovely. For the same reason, change the water as often as you can get to it (every day is ideal!).
- Keep your flower arrangement somewhere nice and cool, and out of direct sunlight.
- Snip out any spent flowers or foliage so you can continue to enjoy the whole posy !
Some extra tips for bonus points ! :
When you get your flowers home, un-wrap them and cut about a centimeter off the end of the stems. Use secateurs if you have them and make a clean cut without mashing the stems.
You can extend the life of your flowers even further by using a preservative.
There are commercial flower food products available, but you can also make your own flower preservative at home –
Simple homemade floral preservative recipe:
For every 500ml of vase water add
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp bleach
½ tsp vinegar
We hope you enjoy your flowers!