We don’t ship our natural decorations until mid December anyway, to ensure they stay fresh, but here are a few top tips for keeping all that festive foliage looking fresh this Christmas.
- If you’re not going to use the foliage on the day it arrives, store it in a cold room/shed, ideally popping the cut stems into a bucket of water* if you can to keep them fresher for longer.
- Try to avoid placing foliage decorations directly in front of or above heat sources – radiators, lamps, woodburners etc – as the added heat will make them dry out faster. If you are planning to decorate those warmer spots, leave it until the latest possible date.
- Keep some sprigs back in a bucket of water* in a cold room so that you can use these to replace any withered foliage on Christmas Eve, ready for the big day!
*We don’t mean submerging them in a bucket of water here, more using the bucket of water as a big vase so that the stems can draw up a bit of water!!