Harvesting Stocks

Harvest stocks straight into deep water and allow them to condition preferably overnight.

New Video! How to cut and condition Stocks (Matthiola incana) for the longest vase life

I use a dark cool shed with the door open, this allows any insects to escape back into the garden before I come to arrange with the flowers.

A cool kitchen or bathroom with an open window will also work well.

Insects including the dreaded Pollen Beetle dislike being indoors.

Harvesting Stocks

Frazzled Flowers

Searing can help revive dehydrated blooms.

Frazzled Flowers (Searing)