Head of Flower Buying at Moonpig Roxanne Hartley gives five top tips for prolonging the life of your flowers.
- Avoid placing your flowers next to the fruit bowl: It might sound strange, but fruits give off a chemical which speed up the bloom(ing) process, meaning flowers will mature more quickly causing petals to fall and leaves to brown. Try placing your blooms away from the fruit bowl in a cool room with natural sunlight instead for maximum enjoyment.
- The importance of Day 3 flower food: Ever wondered why you’re given Day 3 flower food? It’s really quite simple, this small sachet of floral goodness acts as a reminder to not only feed your flowers but also to change the water. On day one your blooms will absorb a large volume of water so by day three it’s normally time to reboot and recharge – think of your Day 3 sachet like an energy drink that will give your flowers a pick me up.
- Work those angles: While it’s important to chop 2cm from the stems of your flowers it’s just as important to do this at a 45 degree angle. It might sound strange but doing it this way will increase the surface area of the exposed stem in the water meaning your flowers will absorb more water keeping them hydrated for longer.
- Foliage free water lines: Before placing your flowers in a vase, remove any foliage that could be submerged in water. Why? Because submerged foliage encourages microbes to grow in the water which will clog the stems of your flowers and stop them from absorbing water and staying hydrated.
- Refresh the water: At some point the water in your vase could look cloudy, if so it might seem obvious it’s time to freshen things up but while you’re at it, rinse the stems to remove any microbes and run under cold water cutting about an inch off the bottom to help revive your blooms.
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