Wholesale Flowers For Professionals 01603 926696
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Once your wholesale flowers have been delivered, they will need conditioning before they are arranged. Conditioning will ensure that the flowers are in the best condition for the maximum possible amount of time.
Flowers should be unpacked immediately on arrival. Remove all packaging material. A good inch should be cut from the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife – do not use scissors, as they will crush the stems and prevent water freely flowing up to the flower heads.
Strip the lower foliage from the stems. Any leaves that are left under water will start to rot – this will cause a build up of bacteria and may block the stem ends as well as feeding the flower heads with the bacteria.
Fill your flower buckets between a quarter & one half full with luke warm water. Add flower food at the appropriate rates, (flower food will help prevent bacteria). All buckets must be spotlessly clean to prevent bacteria. Flowers should be left in water for at least 2/3 hours before arranging and preferably overnight.
Never leave your flowers near a radiator or in a draft and always keep out of direct sun light.
Some flowers can still wilt even after conditioning. Roses are a good example! Should this happen: re-cut the stems and place in near boiling water – this will destroy the air lock. Wrap the flower heads in tissue or newspaper to protect them from steam. Leave in water for approx. half an hour. When the flowers are revived, re-cut the stems, as the boiling water will have damaged them. Continue to condition before arranging.
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