A couple of weeks ago friends came for lunch and they brought some chrysanthemums over for me (well I’m presuming they were for me and not Martin 😉 ) which were hastily shoved in a vase of water. Fast forward a week and the water is seriously manky. When I said I was going to clean them up Jasper expressed a desire to help.
Firstly we pulled them out of the vase and cut off a large part of the crusty stalks. Jas then took the yellow ones and I the white and we both stripped off the leaves before popping them back into smaller vases.