INSIDE THE PALETTE

OUR ROSES

All of our boxes contain stems of beautiful roses which will come in gorgeous varieties and shades of blush, nude, pink, white and apricot depending on what is the most beautiful each week.  Wherever possible, we will try to buy blousy, garden rose type varieties, as these are our personal favourite.

 

The stunning nature of these roses mean that you don’t need many in a vase to make an impact, replacing the volume of flowers of a traditional bouquet with a sense of minimal luxury.

 

During the winter months, the variety of roses available is not as broad as in the warmer months. This isn’t to say their quality or beauty is any less, there will be just less choice.

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"EVEN WHEN PETALS HAVE FLAWS, ALL YOU SEE IS A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER"

- Adrianne Elizabeth

Roses, like people, are not flawless; they have travelled on quite a journey, often from Africa or Ecuador via Holland all the way to you. It is completely natural there might be little imperfections but this does not mean they will be any less beautiful as they bloom. We take every care possible from the moment they arrive with us to getting them to you, but please understand there might always be slight markings. 

We are dedicated to providing a truly fantastic product backed up with exceptional customer service. We will always get the highest quality roses available and will take the upmost care.

 

Each gift box includes rose care instructions to help you look after them.

FLOWER CARE

In order to get the best from your roses, it’s important to condition them as soon as you can. Please follow these instructions thoroughly to ensure maximum life of your roses. 

 

  • Don’t worry if your roses arrive with the outer petals looking tired and creased - these are just the ‘guard’ petals and are designed to protect the perfect inner petals - leaving them on, helps protect the main rose whilst travelling to you.

 

  • Using sharp scissors (blunt ones crush the stems making it harder for them to take up water) cut 2cm off each stem at a 45 degree angle. 

 

  • Gently pull off and discard the guard petals - the two or three outermost petals of the rose. It is normal for these ones to be slightly creased or brown. Remove them to discover the unblemished inner petals and to allow the rose to open fully.

 

  • Wash out the vase you are using really well, so there’s no bacteria growing.

 

  • Your roses have travelled in special transportation gel, don’t worry if they look a bit droopy, they are just thirsty - after cutting, put them in clean, lukewarm water and add the flower food provided. They will perk up really quickly. 

 

  • It’s important to change the water every few days so bacteria doesn’t grow and shorten the life of the rose, re-cutting each time.

 

  • Avoid putting in direct sunlight or near anything that generates heat.

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