Care Guides

We're always happy to give care advice for houseplants and help with choosing the best plant for the conditions so please feel free to come in and see us or give us a call. 

An event styling and potting up service is also available using standard, cactus or orchid compost.

Please email us at or call on 01722 744750

Please find below some handy tips on how to care for your cut flowers and scented candles.

Cut Flower Care

Avoid putting vases in the dishwasher as salt deposits can kill flowers.

Bleach vases to destroy bacteria.

No need for flower food (as it can also help grow bacteria) just keep the water clean.

Cut stems diagonally to increase the stem surface area so the flowers drink more.

Keep leaves above the water line to avoid them decaying in the water and shortening the life of your flowers.

Keep flowers in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

Replace water and re-cut the stems regularly.


Scented Candle Care

The first time you use your candle, light and allow to burn until the entire surface of wax has melted.

To maximise the total burn time, keep lit between two to four hours at a time. For our smaller 90g candle you may only need to burn this for up to two hours.

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris.

Trim wicks to 5mm (1/4") before you use your candle, this will prevent clogging and smoke.

In the event that your candle wick starts to smoke, extinguish your candle, allow the wax to cool and set, trim it, and then relight it – never trim a burning candle.

Take care with your candle:

Do not burn candles on or near anything that could catch fire.

The glass jars will get hot; never touch or move a burning candle, and ensure the surface it is on is heat resistant; never burn candles on a glass or marble surface.

Leave at least 15cm (6") between burning candles.

NEVER leave a burning candle unattended.

Always keep candles well away from children and pets.

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