Chapter 4 part 10

It had been so long since anyone had bought her flowers, she had absolutely no idea where her vase was. Mentally kicking herself for not remembering earlier and so buying a vase in town, the only thing that sprang to mind was the tall asparagus steamer. She took the mesh inner out, filled the steamer up with tap water and added half the packet of supplied plant food. As it stood there ‘steeping’, she turned to the flowers, cutting the bottom inch or so off each stem, poured some boiling water from the kettle into a cup and plunged each rose stem into the boiling water for a second or two. After arranging all the flowers in the asparagus steamer she went and found a spot in the lounge where she could enjoy them, stainless steel vase and all.