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Flower care guides and tips for caring for your flowers

Our arrangements and baskets can feature a wide variety of flowers, some of which require different care. If you’re looking for flowers with a particular meaning, why not check out our flower meanings guide below.

Call us on 024 7636 8352, send us a message or call in to the shop at 113 Wheelwright Lane, Coventry if you’ve any particular flower questions – we’re always on hand to help.

How to lengthen the life of your flowers

To really get the most from your arrangement see our tips below on how to make your flowers last longer. Most flower arrangements will last between 4-7 days depending on the type of flower and how they’re cared for. Why not give them a little extra care and enjoy your flowers for longer. Here are our top tips for looking after your flowers:

  • Fill a vase with water mixed with flower food.
  • Do not use ice cold water, it’s best to use water at room temperature.
  • Flower foods make flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet – for maximum effect don’t dilute with more water than indicated.
  • Before adding your flowers to the vase, trim approximately 1-2 inches from the bottom of each stem, cutting with a sharp knife at a 45 degree angle. Do not let the newly cut end dry off before transferring it back to your vase.
  • Bacteria grows quickly in the water and not only will this look unsightly it’s harmful to your flowers. To avoid spoiled flowers, empty the vase every couple of days and refill with fresh water.
  • Remember to re-cut the stems before you replace your flowers, ideally cutting 1-2 inches off each stem again to ensure proper absorption of the water. Make sure your knife or scissors are sharp and will cut, not crush the stems.
  • Keep flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.
  • If you receive an item in oasis, ensure that the oasis foam is damp at all times. If it is dry pour water down the back of the arrangement slowly so that the water is gradually absorbed.

Flowers and their meanings

Acacias Flowers Sadness, Cyclamens Flowers Sentiment, Love in a Mist Flowers Perplexity

Agapanthus Flowers Happiness, Cypress Flowers Mourning, Mistletoes Flowers Kiss me!

Almonds Flowers Truth, Dahlias Flowers Dignity, Myrtles Flowers Love, Alstromerias Flowers Devotion,

Daisy daisies Flowers Purity, Narcissus Daffodils Flowers Good Luck, Amaranthus Flowers Everlasting Love,

Dandelions Flowers Love’s Oracle, Oaks Flowers Hospitality, Amaryllis Flowers Splendid Beauty,

Evening primroses Flowers Inconstancy, Olives Flowers Peace, Anemones Flower Breath,

Everlasting Flowers Eternity, Orchids Flowers Beauty, Antirrhinum Snapdraggons Flowers Gracious Lady,

Forget me not Flowers Faithful Love, Pansy Pansies Flowers Deep Thought, 

Appleblossoms Flowers Good Luck, Geraniums Flowers Peaceful Mind, Passion Flowers Warmth Of Feeling,

Asters Flowers Love and Contentment, Gladioli gladiolus Flowers Infatuation,  

Peppermints Flowers Immortality, Basil Flowers A King, Grapevines Flowers Intoxication,

Petunias Flowers Presence, Bittersweets Flowers Affection, Grass grasses Flowers Humble Submission,

Resurrection Flowers Immortality, Bluebells Flowers Gratitude, Hawthorns Flowers Enclosure,

Roses Flowers Love, Buttercups Flowers Endearment, Hazels Flowers Emblem of Reconciliation,

Sage of Bethlehem Flowers Wisdom, Cactus Flowers Great Endurance, Heath Flowers Solitude,

Snowdrops Flowers Consolation, Camellias Flowers Excellence, Hemp Flowers Destiny,

Spider Flowers Togetherness, Carnations Dianthus Flowers Admiration,

Houseleeks Flowers Divine Protection, Sunflowers Flowers Adoration, 

Cherry Blossoms Flowers Spiritual Beauty, Hyacinths Flowers Sorrow,

Sweet Williams Flowers Sweet Lady, Chrysanthemums Xanths Flowers Elegance,

Irises Flowers Wisdom, Tulips Flowers Perfect Love, Clovers Flowers Prosperity,

Larkspurs Flowers Prevention, Violets Flowers Violets, Columbines Flowers Like a Dove,

Laurels Flowers Perseverance, WallFlowers Flowers Perfection, Crocuses Flowers Youthful Joy,

Lilies Lily Flowers Forever In Love, Zinnias Flowers Remembrance,

Crown Imperials Flowers Pride of Birth, Lotus lotuses Flowers .