Bouquets and Gifts Flower Growing

Keeping Cut Flowers – a Guide to Looking After your Blooms

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Cut flowers look stunning in your home and during particular seasons like spring and summer, there will be many popular types of flower available. You will be able to buy beautiful cut flowers from florists, supermarkets, corner shops… or you can even cut them yourself from your own garden. Here are some tips for keeping them in good condition:

  1. Keep them out of direct sunlight. This will help to stop the water going cloudy , which helps the health of the flowers and just generally improves the appearance – nobody wants murky water in their home!
  2. Use plant food. If you buy flowers from a shop they will usually come with some feed which you add to the water. If you cut your own, buy some feed from a shop.
  3. Remove lower leaves. Cut them off to prevent them going slimy in the water.
  4. Refill water regularly. Make sure your flowers are in plenty of clear water at all times.

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Sending Letterbox Flowers as a Gift

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Letterbox flowers are a new concept that is basically exactly as they sound – flowers that can come through the letterbox. This takes away the need for you to schedule your flower delivery perfectly, selecting the ideal time for a courier to deliver your carefully selected bouquet. It’s a wonderful new way for people to send flowers as a surprise gift to someone, without the hassle.

So how are the flowers actually sent? Each flower is wrapped up individually in netting, giving it perfect protection whilst in transit. You can often choose individual flowers to be packaged up together, or you can choose a standard bouquet. The flowers will then have to be arranged by the person receiving them, giving them creative freedom with their bunch of flowers. Most of the reputable letterbox flower companies will use flowers that are still in bud, meaning they are just coming out once they arrive and the recipient can enjoy their flowers for as long as possible.


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