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A glimpse behind the scenes at 23 Southwick Square. Read our blog to find out more about the daily running of Linden Tree Flowers, meet the team and find out some top tips on how to best care for your plants and flowers at home.

Linden Tree Flowers Blog - Behind The Scenes in a Flower Shop

A glimpse behind the scenes at 23 Southwick Square. Read our blog to find out more about the daily running of Linden Tree Flowers, meet the team and find out some top tips on how to best care for your plants and flowers at home.


August Flower of the Month - Hydrangea

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Photo courtesy of https://www.funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk/

Hydrangeas are one of my absolute favourite flowers and August is their prime time. Available in a huge range of colours, their huge, showy heads are a real statement in a bouquet or can look just as striking when two or three stems are displayed on their own in a simple vase. To me they just scream luxury and, when cared for correctly, they can also last a really long time.

Below are some tips for how to care for your cut stems at home

• Cut a piece off the stem diagonally.
• Use a clean vase and fill it with tap water at room temperature. Hydrangeas prefer to being in glass rather than metal.
• Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life
• Ensure enough (2/3) water in the vase. Hydrangeas do not like having their water topped up.
• Do not place your vase of hydrangeas in a draught, in full sun or next to the fruit bowl.
• Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water. That causes rapid bacterial growth in the water, which reduces the vase life of the flowers.

Lindsay Skene