Artificial plants and flowers - often referred to as 'silks' - are now as popular as ever with individuals and companies wanting realistic eye-catching natural displays that require very little maintenance yet remain looking in their prime all year round.
As well as adding a splash of colour to places where sunlight is limited and live plants would perish, fake plants are a clean and low-maintenance alternative to living foliage.
Popular for adding vibrancy to table displays, function rooms or for regular use as a church decoration we also offer a wide range of colourful mixed bouquets.
With numerous floral combinations, an ability to withstand the elements and the durability to remain looking 'fresh' for several months - often years, artificial bouquets are a practical and economical alternative to real flowers and are frequently used by family members to brighten up and mark the graves where loved ones or cherished pets are laid to rest.
The Bouquet - Gerbera / Orchid Bush, White And Green is a beautiful arrangement of vibrant detailed flower heads made up of off-white highly realistic silk petals and a variety of multi-shaped and carefully detailed shaped leaves.
Care and Maintenance
As with any other natural silk product it is perfectly normal for a small degree of fading to occur over time.
To help keep your faux flowers looking vibrant and in peak condition it is a good idea to clean them about once a month as dust and dirt can settle in the small crevices and will dull down the look of your silk.
Although some people suggest soapy water for cleaning fake leaves and petals we find that doing so accelerates fading and affects the rigidity of the leaves which could make them lose their shape or disintegrate.
Therefore we recommend you simply take a cheap clean paintbrush with soft bristles and dust each leaf, petal and flower head, ideally from the centre of the plant outwards. (Whenever possible we suggest you clean your flowers outdoors as the build-up of dirt may be greater than you realise!)
In general silk plants are designed for indoor use but with careful and sensible handling they can be also be used outdoors too (although sunlight as well as extended wet or cold weather conditions will have a detrimental effect on them over time).
If you are looking for false outdoor plants then the Boxwood topiary range is ideal as the shaped leaves are moulded from plastic and are designed to withstand the elements.
(Click here to see our full range of artificial topiary.)