Caring for your flowers
The vase life of your flowers will be improved and they will give you enjoyment for longer if you follow the simple tips below.
Your flowers have been carefully picked, packed and posted but if for any reason you are not happy please don't hesitate to contact us.
Please trim at least 2cm (1/2") from the ends of the stems and foliage using a sharp knife or good scissors. This will enable the flowers to take up water.
Your flowers will have become slightly dehydrated on their journey from Scilly, but they will soon perk up once they are put in some water.
Dissolve the flower food supplied as instructed on the packet using cool, fresh water.
Keep me clean
Always use a thoroughly cleaned vase and avoid using metal containers as they can neutralise the effect of the flower food.
Remove any foliage that will be below the water line in the vase and don't display your flowers close to any fruit or sources of heat.
Never let the water in the vase go cloudy and keep the water topped up. To refresh the flowers, re-cut the stems and replace the water.
We send scented narcissi through the winter months; they are yellow or white and look like multi-headed, miniature daffodils.
They appreciate a cool, fresh atmosphere- try to avoid extremes of temperature and draughts.
Narcissi will bring you a breath of spring but you must not expect them to last for a very long time (around 5-7 days).
We send scented pinks in the summer; they look similar to carnations but are more delicate and have a subtle perfume.
It is particularly important that the stems are trimmed well or they will not be able to take up any water and will then not open.
In our mixed bouquets we send out island grown flowers arranged with other seasonal blooms and foliage.
Different flowers have different vase lives so as the more delicate blooms go past their best it is wise to remove them from the arrangement and allow those flowers that arrived in bud to open fully. Lily pollen can stain so as the flowers open up it is best to remove the pollen bearing stamens.