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Flower Care Advice

Everybody wants to maintain the beauty of their flowers, Shaw's skilled florsits have come up with some advice on how best to do this. 

Flowers

Firstly you should cut the bottom of the stem with either a sharp knife or scissors, next placing the flowers in deep water to hydrate them before arranging them in a clean container. You will need to make sure that any foilage is removed that would be below the water line. 

Roses

Care for Roses alters slightly, you will need to again cut the bottom of the stem with a sharp knife or scissors, however now cut up the stem slightly, around 2cm, 1/2 inch. then place your Roses in deep water and a cool place for a deep drink. Finally you can arrange the Roses in a deep vase, placing the stems deep in water. 

Tied Arrangement

Carry out the same steps as for the flowers above. However if your flowers are wrapped in cellophane with water you will need to pierce the film over the sink to drain the water before undoing your ribbon. Then trim your stems as above and place in water ensuring that you do not untie the flowers. 

Flower Arrangement

If your flowers are arranged in floral foam you will need to add water daily to keep them look beautiful. 

General Advice

To prolong the life of your flowers for as long as possible you should avoid putting your flowers in direct sunlight, draughts or hot locations, and always use the plant food provided. 

Caution - Some flowers and foilage may be toxic or cause skin irritations, so its best to keep them out of the reach of children and pets and to always wash hands after handling plants.  

Caring for your plants

Plants should not be placed on polished surfaces or televisions. The majority of plants can be mist sprayed lightly but not hairy leaved plants, and all plants should be kept out of direct heat and draughts. 

Planted Bowls

These need to be kept in a fairly warm room with good light, all plants need water, but not too much, the soil should be moist. Plants should be fed once every two weeks in the Spring/ Summer and when flowering. Remove any faded or damaged leaves. 

Foilage / tropical plants 

Again these plants need to be kept in a fairly warm room with good light, keeping the soil moist but not overwatered. Feeding plants when flowering and during the Spring / Summer every two weeks, as well as removing any faded or damaged leaves.