Follow these 8 simple steps and enjoy your wonderful roses for longer.
1.Clean your vase thoroughly to remove any bacteria – a quick wash with soapy water and a good rinse should do the trick.
2.Next, fill your vase two thirds full with fresh water, add the flower food and stir gently
3.Unwrap your roses from the packaging and protective wrap they were delivered in. If you’ve received a hand-tied bouquet, leave the florist’s tie in place to hold the shape of the design.
4.Be sure to remove any guard petals, which may have been left on to protect the delicate blooms on their journey to your vase.
5.The next step is to cut off about 2cm from the bottom of each stem, using a pair of sharp scissors or secateurs, cutting at a 45 degree angle.
6.Carefully remove any foliage from the stems or thorns which may sit below the waterline, as these can cause algae and bacteria to form.
7.Place your roses in their vase and display them away from direct sunlight, sources of heat, cooling vents or ripening fruit.
8.Check the water on a daily basis and top up when needed. Every 2-3 days, re-cut the rose stems and fill your vase with fresh water.
LISIANTHUS OR EUSTOMA
The Wild West is Where this pretty flower has its roots, it originally grew in desert riverbeds. In 1930 , Japanese growers crossed the ‘prairie gentian’ to create the beautiful Lisianthus We know nowadays.
In various delicate colours of pinks, whites creams, peaches, greens and lilacs through to a vibrant purple,it is one of the more delicate looking flowers we stock.
They may be delicate looking but they last well , change their water every 2-3 days .add flower food and strip off any unnecessary leaves as these are the thirsty part of the plant.