Scilly flower care
How to enjoy your flowers for longer
Your flowers may be dehydrated after their journey from the Isles of Scilly but will perk up if you follow these instructions.
Cut 2.5cm (1") from the bottom of the stems.
Remove foliage that sits below the water line.
Add the flower food to nice clean water.
...cool places away from sources of direct heat like direct sunlight or radiators.
...clean water, if the water goes cloudy there are a lot of bacteria that will reduce vase life.
...being away from fruit because as it ripens it gives off gas that will effectively ripen your flowers!
...not being in metal containers as they neutralise the effect of the flower food.
Top tip No.1
If the water goes cloudy, re-cut the stems, clean the container and replace the water.
Top tip No.2
If any flowers go past their best, remove them so the others last longer.
Occasionally when sending a fresh product things go wrong and no amount of care will revive dead or badly damaged flowers! Please get in touch so we can put things right. Call: 01720 422169 Email: [email protected]
Scented narcissi naturally have a brown papery covering, called a spathe. It's perfectly natural and not a sign that the flowers are dead.
We send flowers less open than shown in many of our pictures. We do this so they will open up with you and give more enjoyment.
Some varieties of narcissi are naturally 'leggy' and as they open the flower heads droop a little, this is not a sign of poor quality flowers
Different varieties, different vase life
You can expect different flowers to have different vase lives. Our two main flower crops are scented narcissi, over the winter and scented pinks in the summer. We send quite a few other varieties through the year and are always on the hunt for flowers that will grow successfully on the Isles of Scilly and travel well in the post.
Sent: early and late summer
Vase life: 7-10 days
Grown: outside of the UK
Notes: sent when we don’t have enough Scilly flowers
Sent: most of the year
Vase life: 5-10 days
Grown: Isles of Scilly, UK & outside of the UK
Notes: we arrange Scilly flowers with flowers from elsewhere
Sent: May- June
Vase life: 7-10 days
Grown: Isles of Scilly
Notes: blue flowers in picture, very short season