To help your loved one keep their flowers looking lovely for longer, follow our helpful guide to caring for your Mother’s Day flowers.
Some things you may know ….
- Use a clean vase, adding fresh water mixed with the proper flower food you will recieve with your gift.
- Always keep the fresh water level high to promote long-lasting flowers.
- Remove 2cm from the bottom of the stems using a sharp knife or scissors, cutting the stems at an angle to give the flowers a better chance of taking up water.
- Avoid damaging or piercing stems with blunt scissors as this can destroy their water vessels and prevent water absorption.
- Remove leaves that fall beneath the water line in your vase as these can promote the growth of bacteria and algae which can shorten the life of your flowers.
- Every 3 days remove the flowers from the vase and re-cut the stems. Remove any dead or damaged blooms, or foliage that falls below the waterline.
- Most flowers are best displayed away from direct sunlight and heating and away from cold draughts.
… and some things you may not know!
- Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas. This is a colourless and odourless gas so it’s almost impossible to detect but it causes flowers to wilt, petals to drop and can even stop flowers blooming.
- For flowers that have been arranged in floral foam, it is best not to remove the stems from the foam – simply add water and flower food into the container every 1 – 2 days and remove blooms as they fade.