Flowers from the Dublin Flower Market

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Hi Girls, Anyone have any idea how long flowers will last if bought from the Dublin Flower Market as I will need to buy them a good few days before the wedding. I was thinking about getting flowers here for the button holes & seat ends in the church.
freesia1 Posts: 12
Hi there, If you condition your flowers as soon as you get them home they will keep for a good week and still look new fresh. Cut the bottom of all the flowers at an angle and with a knife not a sissors as a sissors tends to bruise and makes it that bit more difficult for them to drink. If you have roses , scald the ends after cutting in boiling water for about ten seconds its like re~birth for them . Keep them in a cool room out of direct sunlight and change the water daily. Put cut flower food into every bucket / vase, you'll get satchets in any flower shop. :wv
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wifin Posts: 4761
Silly question but can you get someone in the flower marekt to make up displays for you or is it just loose flowers?
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[quote:10yh9ex6]Silly question but can you get someone in the flower marekt to make up displays for you or is it just loose flowers?[/quote:10yh9ex6] I think it's just the loose flowers. It's a wholesaler, where the florists go to get their own stuff, so I wouldn't imagine they'd do up the arrangements for you. but theres no harm in asking
Octomum Posts: 131
Hi, I'm getting married on 28th December 07 and am collecting my flowers on 24th December. The girl in the flower market is so nice to deal with. I told her my concerns about my flowers (roses) keeping fresh and she told me to take a bunch home for a test run and see how long they last. She did up a bouquet for me in about 10 mins - they were gorgeous! Anyway I took them home, put them in a vase with flower food and put them in the en suite to keep them away from light. They were absolutely fine..they actually lasted longer than a week and they still looked gorgeous. Unfortunately she can't do them up for me the week of the wedding because she is off for Christmas week but I have a florist who will do up my bouquets if I collect the flowers myself! :o)ll
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[quote="xmasbride07":1wg1v5il]Hi, I'm getting married on 28th December 07 and am collecting my flowers on 24th December. The girl in the flower market is so nice to deal with. I told her my concerns about my flowers (roses) keeping fresh and she told me to take a bunch home for a test run and see how long they last. She did up a bouquet for me in about 10 mins - they were gorgeous! Anyway I took them home, put them in a vase with flower food and put them in the en suite to keep them away from light. They were absolutely fine..they actually lasted longer than a week and they still looked gorgeous. Unfortunately she can't do them up for me the week of the wedding because she is off for Christmas week but I have a florist who will do up my bouquets if I collect the flowers myself! :o)ll[/quote:1wg1v5il] Thanks everyone for your very helpfull replies. Does that mean the flower markets are closed Christmas week? Thanks again,
emma1980 Posts: 2219
they close up day before christmas eve....u shud ask kortinia in dave byrne flowers {in the market} can she do ur dispalys, bouquets etc...shes a fantastic forist O-O
Octomum Posts: 131
Hi, I just spoke to the girl I was dealing with in dave byrne flowers @ 8734025. Basically she said they won't know until closer to Christmas what exact day they are going to close or re-open. They usually close 23rd/24th and re-open about a week later. Give her a call and have a chat with her...she's really helpful. HTH
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