Our old retail business in Urmston, Manchester, had an excellent reputation for stunning seasonal flowers, and I am thrilled to be able to offer them again, having been a big part of our business for over 40 years. They make a superb addition to other gifts from us and will be delivered at the same time, usually within the same box.
The flowers are soaked in a gel specially formulated for courier transportation. (Stems should not be left in the gel for more than 72 hours.) They are then transported fixed within sturdy, cardboard boxes.
Instructions on receipt: Rinse stems & cut about 1″ off the bottom with a sharp knife or scissors before placing in deep water prior to arranging in a clean container with the packet of flower food supplied, having removed any foliage which would be below water level.
Roses: As above but re-cut on receipt & plunge stems in 2″ of boiling water for 1 minute before plunging into deep water.
General: Avoid putting in direct sunlight, draughts or hot locations.
Caution: Some flowers & foliage may be toxic or cause skin irritations. Keep out of the reach of children. Lily stamens are known to stain permanently, so avoid contact with all surfaces, remove stamens if you prefer.