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which cut flowers last the longest?
« on: 22/11/2007 15:03:25 »
You know the routine, the relationship lasts just longer than the flowers (if you are lucky). To improve the odds and have a longer relationship what flowers should one buy?

what cut flowers last the longest in a vase of water?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/11/2007 15:48:06 »
i had lillies of some sort that lasted a long time. and actually, that relationship ended before the flowers died. lol.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/11/2007 16:19:01 »
Zinnias are really hardy good long lasting flowers and come in a variety of colors... and are up beat and cheery! YAYYYYYYYYY! Good luck Paul!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/11/2007 16:20:48 »
Just make sure if you put them in the vase to strip most of the leaves back as that causes a problem with any flower if they get all soggy and wet! What kind does she like???
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2007 16:47:00 »
Paul,

Buy em from M & S..they guarantee at least ten days !...and they usually last a good couple of weeks.

Else, buy a plant !!..should last years !!


...or buy some kitsch plastic flowers like these !



Good Luck !!!




 

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« Reply #5 on: 22/11/2007 22:27:34 »
Those are impressive for plastic! LOL
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/11/2007 08:33:03 »

YAYYYYYYYYY! Good luck Paul!

Paul....
Good Luck !!!


Don't get carried away, you two. There is no one to give them to....
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/11/2007 14:57:49 »
OHHHHH  sure there is!! I am sorry But don't forget... You can always send them to me!!!!! LOL LOL.. after all thats all I ever want from you is flowers flowers flowers!!!! LOL..Hugs...LOL
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2007 17:56:04 »
Interestingly, I've got a cut crabapple branch with lots of little applets hanging off it
in a vase since.... erm.... approx 1 month now!  ;D

that's the longest I've *ever* had anything (cut that is of course)

 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2007 17:58:47 »
Thats a great idea and pretty too!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/12/2008 00:25:42 »
Fake ones can last about 1-2 weeks.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/12/2008 00:38:10 »
fake fowers can rest untill 1-2 weeks
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/12/2008 09:13:40 »

YAYYYYYYYYY! Good luck Paul!

Paul....
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Don't get carried away, you two. There is no one to give them to....

An elderly gent regular at our local Indian restaurant said "A good curry 'puts lead in your pencil'". Quick as a flash I pointed out he has nobody to write to.

A severe case of mouth in gear before brain engaged.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 18/12/2008 09:15:44 »
i had lillies of some sort that lasted a long time. and actually, that relationship ended before the flowers died. lol.

I have heard from florists that if you pull the stamens out of cut Lillies they will last longer.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 18/12/2008 09:30:59 »
I heard that that was to reduce the staining that is possible from the pollen.

There are plenty of cut flowers that can last for many months - there are some very pretty thistles and grasses as well as other flowers that dry very well, and retain much of their original colour (though not scent).
 

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« Reply #15 on: 18/12/2008 10:05:31 »
Carnations, definitely - but I'm told (by a woman) that they don't count as flowers.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 18/12/2008 10:08:48 »
Orchids, though not cheap, do last a very long time.

The main thing with cut flowers is to make sure there is no leaf in the water, keep the water fresh and keep the flowers in a very cool or cold room away from direct sunlight.
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« Reply #17 on: 18/12/2008 10:18:26 »
Carnations, definitely - but I'm told (by a woman) that they don't count as flowers.

Is she saying that they don't qualify as good flowers to receive as a gift, or that they are in actual fact not flowers at all?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 18/12/2008 14:24:56 »
Oh, they're flowers alright - it's just that they don't 'repair the damage' in the same way that roses or lilies are supposed to. Possibly because they're cheap.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 18/12/2008 14:40:27 »
Oh, they're flowers alright - it's just that they don't 'repair the damage' in the same way that roses or lilies are supposed to. Possibly because they're cheap.

Blimey - what do these women want? ;)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 18/12/2008 19:31:44 »
If we knew that then we wouldn't be reduced to dispensing flowers when things get a bit a*se shaped. ::)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 19/12/2008 11:18:30 »
It doesn't just have to be a one way process - my wife has bought me flowers on several occasions.

Come on girls! Send your old fella a Pansy!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 19/12/2008 11:20:05 »
I'd probably get Deadly Nightshade!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 19/12/2008 18:08:26 »
Carnations are just something you give to your mother in law, no wife or girlfriend wants those!

I have had spider mums last for a couple of weeks, and they're pretty.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 20/12/2008 12:06:34 »
elegantlywasted, what are spider mums - are they a sort of chrysanthemum?
 

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