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CROP REPORT - May 13th 2022

CROP REPORT - May 13th 2022

MAY MADNESS CONTINUES!! We prayed for rain and we got it - a plentiful downpour drenched the fields and then as usual out comes the sun - It brings on the crops with abundance!! There's plenty to choose from on the menu this week so we have decided to close Tulips to make room for Peonies :) there's a few on bulb which add a contemporary look to designs.  "The sun after the rain is much more beautiful than the sun before the rain" Bill Watterson   NEW: LOTS of Lupins - gorgeous scent !! Alliums - White and Purple added...

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CROP REPORT - 5th May 2022

CROP REPORT - 5th May 2022

MAY MADNESS !! The explosion that is British grown has kicked off and we are at the beginning of the peak growing season! Hedgerows are teaming with cascades of blossoms and cow parsley decks the verges. Field crops are getting underway with a profusion of Polypoganatum - Solomons seal and loving the new development crop of Viburnum opulus that adds another dimension to bouquets and vase displays with the lime green blossomy balls.  If you are knee deep in weddings and wanting a few reserved flowers please let us know the week before so we can do our best to gather your...

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CROP REPORT - 28th April 2022

Crop Report

CROP REPORT - 28th April 2022

End of April and we thought the spring was warming up... and then!! Its blooming chilly! All the crops are waiting for a watering - really need rain. Some crops have slowed right up due to chilly night and many are waiting in the wings for rain before they are ready to crop.  At the Home of British Blooms its Tulip Festival week - historically the time of the Tulip Parade where coach loads packed with thousands of people would visit South Lincolnshire to tour the area and wonder at the sights, Tulip fields and of course Parade. Nowadays we...

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CROP REPORT - April 21st 2022

Crop Report

CROP REPORT - April 21st 2022

Thank you for cramming so many orders into a short Bank holiday week! Phewee...!! and lovely to see the start of new products coming through - perfect for the up and coming Church Flower Festivals and these demonstrations and talks I seem to have crammed into April! Lovely mini gathering this week to inspire the local arrangers to try some planet friendly designs for the festivals and its off to the NAFAS Demonstrators Symposium tomorrow and then again to another NAFAS talk on Best of British next week! All of our local churches hold  flower festivals end of April beginning...

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CROP REPORT - April 15th 2022

CROP REPORT - April 15th 2022

CROP REPORT HAPPY EASTER! Looks to be a blistering weekend of sunny weather from Evolve HQ - hazy skies and a warm breeze blowing in which means the temperature under glass is soaring...flowers don't stop growing and our growers will be working hard this weekend to ensure all products are cropped and cold stored ready for next week! this whilst many buzz off to the coast - remembering of course to fill up with fuel before they go as there are still shortages and reports of Norfolk and Suffolk travellers having to try 5 stations before being able to fill...

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