On delivery of your fresh flowers or collection from our shop, re-cut all the stems before you put them in a vase, this will ensure that they can absorb the water. Always cut the stems at an angle using a knife or very sharp scissors. Place the flowers immediately in clean water, you can use a flower food if you wish but remember clean-cut stems and fresh water are all you really need. Make sure there are no leaves under the water line – if left under or on the water they will rot and ruin the fresh water.
The above should be repeated everyday – remove any dead flowers immediately.
Flowers need to breathe, so give them room. Flowers arranged loosely in a vase will last longer than flowers tightly packed. Allow enough room between stems for air to circulate.
Heat will cause cut flowers to wilt more quickly, so keep them out of direct sunlight.
If you like to cut flowers yourself from your garden, the best time is early in the morning. The air is cool, the plant is filled with stored food, and the flowers are at their most fragrant.