Receiving a bunch of flowers is sure to put a smile on your face as you think of the time and effort put into choosing that bouquet. However, making them last can be a tricky process, and one that many people struggle with. But nobody wants to face putting their loved roses in the bin after two days simply because they didn’t look after them properly.
As soon as the flower delivery arrives it is important to start looking after them properly in order to prolong their life. Many companies will guarantee the life for at least seven to ten days, however no flowers are going to last this long without the right care and attention.One of the first things to do is unwrap them from the excess packaging. If the bouquet came hand tied then some suggest keeping the string on in order for it to sit nicely within a vase.
The next step is to cut around 2-3 centimetres off the stems. This should ideally be done with the stems submerged in water, and the cut should be made at a 45 degree angle. This is to stop air getting into the stems meaning they can absorb more once they are in the water.Many flower delivery companies will supply you with specialist food for your bouquet and it is important to follow the instructions on that to make sure each flower gets the food it needs.
Where you place your bouquet is also very important. A window sill that gets plenty of natural light but no direct sunlight would be ideal, as they need to be kept cool.A bouquet makes a great gift, and with the right care and attention yours could last a few weeks rather than a few days. Just remember to keep it well watered and fed, and in a suitable place.