Flower & Plant Care Tips

Once you've received a beautiful bouquet of luxury flowers or an elegant plant, you'll want to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. Follow our handy care tips to ensure you can enjoy your blooms for longer.

POPULAR FLOWER
QUERIES

Looking for help to bring your blooms back to life? If your flowers have arrived and you think they need a bit of care and attention, we have answered some of the most popular flower queries here.

GENERAL CARE
INSTRUCTIONS

We've put together some basic care instructions to follow for your beautiful bouquet. If you would like to see care tips for specific stems please see the section for Care Instructions by Flower Type or Plant Type.

Step 1

1.  Remove all packaging and trim 2-3cm off the stems, making an additional cut with a sharp knife or secateurs.

Step 2

2.  Remove any leaves that are below the waterline.

Step 3

3.  Remove any discoloured guard petals from roses. Please keep your bouquet out of reach of pets as the contents may be toxic and harmful.

Step 4

4.  All lilies come in bud form to ensure they arrive in the freshest condition. To avoid staining from lily pollen, remove the anthers with a tissue as the bud opens.

Step 5

5.  Place flowers in a clean vase. Fill with fresh cold water mixed with the sachet of flower food provided. Do not use metal containers as they neutralise the flower food.

Step 6

6.  Display the flowers in a cool, light location away from draughts, direct heat, sunshine or fresh fruit.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS
BY FLOWER TYPE
ROSES
LILIES
PEONIES
HYACINTHS
SUNFLOWERS
ALSTROEMERIA
HYDRANGEA
CARNATIONS
FREESIA
TULIPS
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
BY PLANT TYPE
ORCHID PLANTS
STANDARD TREES & SHRUBS
OUTDOOR PLANTS
INDOOR PLANTS
INDOOR ROSES
ABOUT OUR
FLOWERS

At Appleyard London we take great care and pride in creating each and every one our luxury bouquets. We're so confident in the quality of our flowers that each of our stunning bouquets is covered by our 7 Day Freshness Guarantee.

We only use the finest stems to ensure that your flowers stay fresh for a minimum of 7 days. To give your flowers the best life possible, some may still be in bud when delivered. When in bud, some roses will have a brown or green coloured outer petal. This is a natural characteristic of the rose and does not affect the quality of the flower once opened.

You can also be safe in the knowledge that your luxury flowers are delivered with care and attention in recyclable cardboard boxes. To help the environment, where possible we recommend placing your flowers in the garden waste bin or decomposter.

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