There are few things nicer than a fresh bunch of flowers at home – but they’re only as lovely as they last.
So how can you extend the life of your cut flowers?
A simple solution can be found in your fridge: lemonade.
According to the Good Housekeeping Institute, testers discovered that a little lemonade in the water of the vase you’re keeping your flowers in can “work wonders”.
An industry insider agrees.
The Great British Florist suggests that you can make flowers last longer by simply adding a small glass of fizzy lemonade to the water.
“The mix of acid and sugar helps to stop bacteria and therefore helps the life of your flowers.”
Just make sure you avoid diet lemonade as it’s the sugar that's effective in the lemonade.