It goes without saying that all flowers and plants should be handled with the utmost care and attention. Always keep out of reach of children and pets. Certain plants and flowers may be harmful or may cause irritation so please be careful when handling. We recommend that you do not place your gift on an unprotected surface. Here are some useful tips for different types of flowers:
Take care when removing the cellophane. This is sometimes used as a reservoir for water to keep your bouqeut fresh during delivery. Cut the stems at an angle about 3 cms from the end. Place in deep water and stand in a cool, shady place for an hour or more.
Fill a vase with water, add flower food and place the flowers into the vase. Keep your flowers in a cool location away from druaghts, direct heat or sunlight. Top up regularly with water and flower food.
Further supplies of flower food are available from your local garden centre or florist. Some of your flowers may still be in bud. This is because we want you to enjoy them for as long as possible.
If a rose starts to drrop at the head, re-cut the stem, wrap the head in paper to support upright and plunge 5cms of the stem into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Cut the stem again and place in deep cold water for 2 hours.
Lily pollen can stain. Please carefully remove lily stamens from any newly opening blooms and avoid direct contact.
Release the water from the water reservoir by cutting a hole in the cellophane over a sink. Remove all gift wrapping. Do not untie your flowers. They have been specially arranged and tied ready to be placed into a vase. Follow care instructions as for Bouquets.
Top up the container with water daily.
Most plants like light and an even temperature. Avoid drafts, fumes and cold. Foliage plants require little water in winter. Flowering plants generally need more water. Water Azaleas and Hydrangias daily. Water St Paulia and Cyclamen plants from the bottom and not the top. All plants should be fertiliized as required.