We want you to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible. There are a few simple steps to help them last as long as possible.
- Flowers prefer cooler temperatures and direct sunlight should be avoided.
- Make sure the vase is clean and use fresh water and ideally change the water every couple of days.
- Before putting the flowers in the vase remove any leaves that are going to be below the water line, recut the stems and put them straight in the water.
- Proprietary flower food can be used, though homemade recipes can be found on the internet (some people advocate a splash of bleach to prevent bacteria growth).
- Of special note some flowers/foliage have sap that can be an irritant to skin and so when handling these stems wearing gloves is advisable (euphorbia is a common example).
- The sap from daffodils effects other flowers and will make them deteriorate quicker. It is advisable when re-cutting the stems of daffodils to place them in a separate bucket of water to allow the sap to come out. Every time you cut the stems sap will be produced.