Flower Care Instructions
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Flower care is important for long-lasting healthy flowers. If you have received flowers from Simon Smith Flowers make sure you take the time to read the flower care instructions below.
Flower Care for hand tied arrangements
Hand Tied Aqua Pack
Your bouquet can be left in its aqua pack for up to 48 hours. After this time the water will need to be changed, so snip the base of the water bag over the sink to release the water. Remove all packaging, but do not untie your flowers. Fill a vase of tepid water, add flower food following the instructions on the packet, cut approximately 5 cm from the end of the stems, for best results cut stems at an angle. Stand the Hand Tied design in a vase. Remember to keep flowers in a cool draught free area, out of direct sunlight. The cooler the room, the longer your flowers will last. Remove any faded blooms or foliage as soon as possible. Change the water in the vase twice a week for the best flower care.
Bouquet of Roses
Remove 1 inch from the stem end with a sharp knife and cut on the angle. Do not use scissors or crush the stem – this prevents the rose taking up water. Stand in a deep vase filled with water with the flower food added.
Hand Tied Bouquet of Roses
Do not untie your flowers, cut stems as above and stand in a vase of water with flower food added. Change water in the vase at least twice a week. If the rose head flops, cut off the stem end as above and stand the rose in 1 inch of boiling water as soon as possible. Keep the roses away from draughts, fruit and radiators, the cooler the room the longer they will last.
On receipt of your flowers, unwrap with care. Add flower food to water in a vase. Cut the base of the stem, remove any foliage that will be below the water level. Arrange flowers and place vase away from direct sunlight, radiators and draughts. The cooler the room, the longer the flowers will last. Change the water at least twice a week, remove any faded blooms to encourage buds to open.
On receipt of your flower arrangement top up the container with water. Keep topped up as flowers drink water. Keep the arrangement away from draughts, sunlight and radiators. The cooler the room, the longer the flowers will last. Remove blooms as they fade.
Do not stand plants on polished surfaces or televisions. Most plants can be mist sprayed lightly but not hairy leaved plants. Avoid draughts and direct heat.
Keep in a fairly warm room with good light, keep soil moist but don’t over water. Ensure all plants receive water. Feed once every two weeks in Spring / Summer. Remove any damaged / faded leaves. Stand in good light but not direct sunlight, keep soil moist but do not over water or allow to stand in water. Feed every two weeks whilst flowering, remove blooms as they fade.
Foliage / Tropical Plants
Keep in a fairly warm room with good light, keep soil moist but do not over water. Feed once every two weeks in Spring / Summer. Remove any damaged / faded leaves.
Flower care is important, if you would like further information or assistance please do not hesitate to call us on 01372 741 942.