Top Tips For Foliage & Filler Care
The Flowers & Plants Association recommends
the following simple tips, based on extensive research, to ensure
that your foliage & fillers last longer and look lovelier:
Take at least 3cm (1") off all
stems, making a slanted cut with a sharp knife, or secateurs if
stems are woody. Don't hammer the stems.
Make sure vases are very clean, and
use fresh lukewarm water.
Strip all leaves below water level
to avoid polluting the water.
Always use proprietary flower food
to feed flowers and leaves, and prevent bacteria forming in the
stems causing wilting.
Avoid direct sunlight, heat, or draughts.
Keep foliage & fillers away from
fruit, and remove faded flowers and leaves as they occur.
Top up the water regularly and add
flower food as necessary.