Hand-tied bouquets flower care:


Remove all wrapping. You may leave the flowers tied to retain their shape.


Cut the base of the stems at a 45-degree angle with sharp scissors, remove any foliage that will be below the water level and place flowers in a clean vase.


Direct sunlight, draughts and even ripening fruit can make your flowers droopy. They’re happiest somewhere cool.


Just like us, flowers love clean water. So, make sure you keep the water topped-up. And when the water looks dirty, change it.


Some blooms may tire earlier than others, so for the best results, snip out the spent blooms with scissors to prolong the life of your bouquet.


I arrange some of my flowers in bud as this means you can enjoy the full life of the bouquet. It may take a day or two for your flowers to bloom - they’ll do it quicker if their stems have been trimmed and they have lots of fresh, clean water to drink.


Some flowers (like sweet peas and dahlias) have a shorter vase life but they make up for this by smelling gorgeous or by dazzling us with their beauty.


I hope you enjoy your flowers and thank you for supporting the British flower industry.