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Arranging flowers at home

Step 1

Glass vase with water

Get a clean vase and fill it with fresh cold water.

We recommend a vase with a narrow neck, similar to the picture. The narrow neck will have a the same effect as string tied around the binding point and will help the flowers sit nicely.

 

Step 2

Scissors cutting stems

Cut the stems of your flowers and foliage at an angle just before placing into water.

Cutting the stems is vitally important. Stems seal over to protect the flower against bacteria and infection, so by cutting the stem just before it goes into water you will maximise the amount of water that can enter the stem and ensure your flowers are able to drink.

Cutting at an angle ensures the stems don't sit flat on the bottom of the vase so there is plenty of surface area for the water to enter the stem.

Step 3

Adding more stems
Stems in vase

Remove any leaves that will be below the water line and place your freshly cut stems one-by-one into the vase at an angle.

Removing leaves that will be below the water line reduces the amount of bacteria in the water and will keep your flowers going for longer.

Rotate the vase and add more stems, ensuring the stems are being added at the same angle.

By putting the stems in at the same angle it will make it easier to remove a stem if you need to remove or move any stems around later

Repeat until you have used all of your flowers and your vase is full.

Step 4

Flowers in a vase

Enjoy your flowers!

To get the most out of your flowers we recommend re-cutting the stems and changing the water every 2-3 days.

If some flowers don't last as long as others in the vase, remove the wilting flowers to stop them infecting the other stems.

Shop our 'Flowers for home' range and have a go yourself.