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Ordering Your Perfect Corsage at Grettals Petals....

Is your graduation or debs coming up soon. We offer a wonderful range of hand made corsages perfect for your big event. Don't delay, get in touch with us with your order and we will have it ready for you. Checkout also our Facebook Free Give-Away too. Full details here....

 

Lucky you!

You have either received a bunch of flowers or someone who really cares about you has sent you some....here is how to look after the flowers. 

The flowers from Grettals Petals will either have arrived in a floral box in water and flower food (delivered) or handed to you cut dry. 

If they are in the box, they are fine to be enjoyed in there for about 3 days, after which time you should follow the care instructions here. 

Care instructions for fresh flowers
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Before placing the flowers in a vase/container cut the stem of each flower with a sharp knife or strong scissors and remove about 1-3 cms from the end. Cutting with a knife as opposed to secateurs or scissors will create a larger area ensuring maximum uptake of water. It is also a good idea to remove any leaves, which will be below the water before placing in a vase. Cutting the flowers and a clean vase and clean water is all they need. Repeat this process every 3 days. If you do this, You should get 2-3 weeks life from them. 

Vases/Containers/glass

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It is very important that the flowers are placed into a clean vase to prevent any bacteria affecting the flowers. Gerberas in particular last longer when placed in a clean container.
Water -
You may be surprised at the amount of water that flowers require to remain healthy. Add luke warm water to a vase/container as opposed to cold water from the tap. Keep the water topped up every 2-3 days should be sufficient. If you have used flower food do not throw the water away, just add to the existing water. If you receive a gift where the flowers have been arranged in foam (oasis) you can keep the arrangement fresh by adding water to the oasis every 2-3 days but be careful not to add too much, it will spill. Place the arrangement on a place mat to ensure you are protecting the surface.

Flowers will last longer if they are displayed away from direct sunlight and draughty areas. However if you want the flowers to open up quickly then placing the flowers in a warm room will speed this process up. 

Most importantly, enjoy your flowers! 

Gretta :)

Celtic Candles just arrived

Our brand new selection of Celtic Candles just arrived - we now have Reed Diffusers, Lip Balms and Scented Sachets, and includes new fragrances in all ranges. See more here......

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