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Sarah Raven Flower Tip

Happy Valentine’s Day all!  The sun is shining, love is in the air and there will be thousands of bunches of flowers being delivered up and down the country today!

My boyfriend works away and he flew to the Caribbean on Tuesday (tough life I know!), so I had not one, but three bunches of flowers from him on Sunday!  Now this is not a ‘my boyfriends so great, he buys me three bunches of flowers’ post, because let’s face it, we only have Valentine’s Day to force men into being romantic and I do not regularly (or even sporadically) get bunches of flowers!  This is a post to tell you about an amazing little tip from the wonderful Sarah Raven!

Unfortunately I didn’t keep an eye on my lovely new flowers and the water ran out over night, which meant that my poor Tulips were almost done for.  I say almost, because thanks to a little tip that my Mum told me about from Sarah Raven I managed to revive them! I’m so shocked and happy that it worked I had to share it!

Sarah Raven flower tip

To revive your droopy florals, cut a short length off from the bottom of the stems (at an angle as you usually would) and then simply put them into boiling water for a couple of minutes.  Then pop them back into their vase in cold water and by the morning they will be as perky as the day you got them!  Look at my lovely beauties now, what a difference!


I do believe that Valentine’s Day needn’t just be for couples, so share the love today and buy someone you love a bunch of flowers, ‘just because’.  I’d love to hear about your Valentine’s Days, did you get a lovely surprise from someone?  Or maybe you were the one organising something special- tell us below!


I would also just like to mention a lovely company that we came across and both Amelia and I bought our respective boyfriends a card from.  The company is called Pogofandango and they have a fab range of laser cut cards for all sorts of occasions.  Ours were personalised, which I always thinks add a really nice touch.   So I would definitely recommend to check them out.

Have a lovely day and a lovely week and don’t forget to tell us about your Valentine’s below!

Audenza x

Sarah Raven Flower Tip- By Hollie Brooks


8 replies to “Sarah Raven Flower Tip”

  1. LucyLovesYa says:

    Great tip and lovely images 🙂
    I poke a little hole through the top of them stem of tulips and that tends to work too.
    Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s – even if it is without your man.
    On my todsky here too… a tour widow 🙂

    • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

      Ahh.. love these little tips, will try that one next time!
      Oh no.. so we’re both alone! Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s too.. as long as I hear from him at some point today I’ll be happy! x

  2. Geraldine says:

    Great tip to save droopy flowers. My friend Anthony told me a copper coin in the water overnight works a treat, too. Not tried that one, but I have tried Lucy’s tip successfully. What shame you aren’t in the Caribbean too!

    • Geraldiine says:

      Thankyou for your comment! St Julie is the French nun who founded our school in 1855, on Feb 2nd . We take the closest Friday to 2nd to celebrate her life and raise as much money as possible, like a huge Fete.

      • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

        Thank you for the explanation Geraldine! That’s a lovely tradition, I can’t believe how much you raised. Your marmalade looked so delicious too!

    • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

      I’ve never heard of a copper coin before, so I’ll have to try that one! Yes, it’s not easy having to look at pictures of glorious blue seas that he sends me everyday, whilst I’m sat at home! Still, at least it’s not snowing anymore!

  3. Brilliant tip Hollie, I’m often faced with that situation and chuck away the flowers. Now I know what to do, so thanks. Valentine’s day is a family day for us, so all the kids get gifts too and we eat together as a family. x

    • Hollie@MiaFleur says:

      What a lovely thing to do! I’ve always bought my Sister a present for Valentines, but I’d definitely like to do the same with my kids one day and make it a family day! x

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