Tips & Tricks

 -When your lucky enough to receive fresh flowers arranged in a box or pot make sure the green oasis never dries out. Feel the base with your finger, does it feel very moist? With a cup or small watering can just pour fresh, clean filtered water, if possible, through to the base, enough to cover it slightly, once a day.

-Make sure you place your flowers away from heat and bright light. There is a misconception that people think their cut flowers are the happiest in the sun. However, cut flowers are actually the opposite of potted plants.

-Avoid sitting your flowers beside ripening fruit or vegetables, especially bananas and apples. Ripening fruit gives off an odourless invisible gas called ethylene.


For those of you who have a bouquet or fresh cut flowers, first thing you need to do is have a clean non-metallic  vase, add lots of fresh, clean  water, if possible filtered and a drop of bleach. Unwrap your flowers and re-cut the stems with a clean pair of secateurs or floristry knife 2cms up on a 45 degree angle. Immerse them into the vase water immediately.


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