Tips & Tricks |How To... Keep Things Fresh

This might seem like an obvious one, but never underestimate the laziness of boyfriends (let's face it, it is always boyfriends, isn't it?) when you leave them to do a simple task like keep an eye on the plants or replace the old bouquet with a new one. A surprising amount of bacteria builds up in a vase whilst it plays home to your flowers - to ensure the longest of lives and that the next occupants don't suffer, make sure you remember to give it an actual clean with a long-stemmed brush every three days and before re-filling.