I love growing roses and love cutting them for the home too!
To get the best out of them follow my top tips bellow.
*Always cut roses first thing in the morning when their sugar content is at its highest.
*Pick a bloom that’s nearly open but not quite, it should be gently unfurling from the bud, too tight a bud and it won’t bloom properly.
*Cut 1cm above node/or remaining leaf on the plant. This will encourage new roses.
*Strip all leaves (maybe leave top one for decoration), this means all the energy will go into developing the flower.
*Stand blooms in a jar of water up to their necks somewhere cool and dark for an hour.
*When ready, snip the end at an angle and display in pretty jam jars or whatever takes your fancy. I love to use vintage tea cups!