Flower Care

  • Flowersdelivery4U takes the utmost care to ensure the flowers we deliver to our customers homes and workplaces are as fresh and beautiful as possible. We source our flowers from the finest flowers growers in the industry and by doing so we are confident that only the finest fresh flowers are being delivered to ur customers.
  • However, to achieve the maximum enjoyment and longevity from the flowers, our customers need to take a little care when the flowers arrive.
  • Here are a few simple steps to ensure that the flowers look their best. Follow these steps and the flowers will look great and shall last as long as possible.
  • On the day of receiving the bouquet, remove all the packaging from the flowers. Take care when unwrapping the bouquet as all the hand-tied bouquets are aqua-packed. Fill the vase with half litre of lukewarm water, this lets the close buds to open. Glass vases are ideal. Empty the flowers food sachet that you have received with the water into the vase. Cut the flowers in approximately 45 degrees angle allowing your flowers to absorb more water. Remove all the excess foliage below the water level.
  • Check the water level daily and replenish as needed. If the water becomes cloudy, it should be completely exchanged for fresh. As the water level gets low, you must re-fill va

Instructions to care for Roses

When you receive a fresh flower delivery from Flowersdelivery4u, you will notice that certain measures are taken in order to ensure that your arrangement arrives in top condition.  You may have noticed, with regards to roses in particular, that some of the outer petals aren’t quite as perky, colourful or attractive as the rest of the flower.  This is because these guard petals are purposefully left on the bud to offer your flowers added protection as they travel.

When you visit your local florist and pick up a bouquet of roses, your florist will most likely hand over a bunch that has already had its guard petals removed and so it is ready for display.  When transporting flowers, however, professionals in the industry know how important it is to keep each stem safe and sound.  This is why they leave it up to the recipient to remove these petals.

While preparing your roses to be displayed, there are a few steps you need to follow.  You will need to trim the stems, remove extra leaves and ready your vase with the right amount of water and flower preservative.  In addition, you should also spend just a few extra moments on each flower and remove the guard petals.  Wondering how?  Follow the easy steps below and your roses will look even more amazing!

Step 1 - Take each flower one at a time and identify the guard petals.  They are easy to spot and could quite easily be mistaken for wilted or dying petals.  The condition of these guard petals is NO reflection of the health or quality of the flower!  You will probably notice that these petals have a hint of green or brown.

Step 2 - Place your index finger gently on the inner side of the guard petal and press down softly to slowly peal the petal away from the flower.  You should not simply pluck it out.  Take care not to grab any additional petals in the process.

Step 3 - Discard these guard petals or, if you wish, you can put them to good use by making your own potpourri or using them in other fun crafts.

Step 4 - This is an additional step to give your roses extra life.  You can spend a few more moments on each flower and gently use your finger tips to tease the petals.  Apply minimal pressure and gently encourage the petals to puff outwards.  This will give them that amazing full appearance.

Remember, if these steps were to be performed by your florist before loading the bouquet up for delivery, there’s a fairly good chance that your roses won’t look nearly as great as if you were to perform these steps after transportation.  Once you bring your flowers into your home, they will be in a far more protected environment than that of the delivery vehicle so they can open up and let their beauty show.

It is also essential that you keep any fresh cut flowers away from direct sunlight, away from windows (particularly in the winter when the window glass is ice cold), out of windy or breezy areas and away from any sort of fan, heater, air conditioner or fire place.  Be sure to change the vase water regularly and add more flower preservative each time you do.  Trim the stems every few days to give them a fresh surface for absorption.  As basic as these instructions may sound, they are essential in order to prolong the life of any flower arrangement.

Enjoy the flowers!