Make sure that your flower vase is always 100% clean. We at Lamber de Bie Flowers recommend cleaning your vases every time after you have used it with a disinfectant and leave the vase sitting overnight full of water and disinfectant in a safe place away from children and pets. So you vase is always ready for that unexpected surprise.
Bouquets & Roses
Take care when removing the cellophane. This is sometimes used as a reservoir for water to keep your bouquet fresh during delivery. Cut the stems at an angle about 3cms from the end with a sharp knife. Place in deep water and stand in a cool shady place for an hour or more. Fill a vase with water, add flower food and place the flowers into the vase. Keep your flowers in a cool location away from draughts, direct heat and sunlight. Top up regularly with water and food. Some of your flowers may still be in bud. This is because we want you to enjoy them for as long as possible.
Roses always need lots of water, therefore place your roses in a tall vase full of fresh, clean water, preferably half the length of the rose in water or more.
If a rose starts to droop at the head, re-cut the stem, wrap the rose completely in paper (newspaper) to support upright and plunge 5cms of the stem into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Cut the stem again and place in deep cold water for 2 hours before removing the paper.
Lily pollen can stain. Carefully remove lily stamens from any newly opening blooms and avoid direct contact. If clother are stained with pollen, do not rub or try to wipe it off. Place a piece of cello-tape on the clothes were stail is and lift pollen off this way.
Release the water from the water reservoir by cutting a hole in the cellophane over a sink. Remove all gift wrapping. Do not untie your flowers. They have been specially arranged and tied ready to be placed in a vase. Follow care instructions as for Bouquets.
Top up the container with water daily.
These are for decoration only. To avoid the risk of fire you are advised not to light them.
Fresh fruit is sometimes included in flower arrangements for decorative purposes only. Do not remove or eat as it may have been secured with wooden or plastic fixings.
Most plants like light and even temperature. Avoid draughts, fumes and cold. Foliage plants require little water in winter. Flowering plants generally need more water. However to much water is generally more harmfull than to little. Water Azaleas and Hydrangeas daily. Water St. Paulia and Cyclamen plants from the bottom and not the top. Phalaenopsis orchids, one of the most popular houseplants over the past few years require very little water. Once a week a msall amounth of water is enough and make sure that never any remaining water is left in the bottom of the pot. All plants should be fertilised as required. For any specific plant requirements, do not hasitate to contact us. Better safe than sorry.
Please Handle With Care
These flowers/plants are for display only and must not be consumed. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Certain plants and flowers may be harmful or may cause irritation, so please be careful when handling. We recommend that you do not place your gift on an unprotected surface.