There has been some discussion about how long flowers survive under refrigerated conditions. I’m told 2-5C is ideal but even with 3 thermometers I’m not sure what temp. range I achieve. At times I’ve had ice in the water and at others the readings have been up to 8c – even 10c on one occasion – so, perhaps I’m not alone in that I have too many unknowns – the accuracy of thermometers and the range of the thermostat ? And to-morow we have a power cut for 10 hours!
I do know that standard daffodils keep well for more than 2 weeks if put in my fridge at early maturity. Soon I’m about to find out how many of these miniatures can last until the London Show on 15th April – more than two weeks for some of them.
Meanwhile the standards wisely refuse to open in the windy cold wet – (rain, HAIL and sleet) that we are getting at present. Those that had opened now have shattered petals and even those that were ‘goose-necked’ are badly bruised. Just a normal spring! It can only get better.