CROP REPORT - 10th June 2022

Crop Report

CELEBRATE BRITISH GROWN!

Every Week is British Flowers Week at EVOLVE :) If you dont have posters yet - get in touch with The Paper Studio and get your free pack ( links on the Facebook Group ) 

HERE's the FLASHBACK to our first Spiral Meadow Installation created for British Flowers Week 2018 which was the catalyst for Evolve Trade being launched (seemed like a good idea at the time!?) Some of you lovely lot have been with me since the start and I am so grateful for your support (....on all levels! if you know - you know what I mean!!) - Read more
It's been another busy week at Evolve HQ with 18 Easton College students visiting for a grower tour and Introduction to British Grown flowers. That was fun and about time I managed to see the grower too! 
NEW this week we will get the Growers choice Mixed boxes underway .... there's a few crops starting and stopping as we are now into many new field crops - they are weather dependant! This enables growers to pitch up with whatever looks good! 

Growers choice boxes could contain a selection of any of these this week - see Facebook Trade Evolve page for early images!!

  • Eryngium Anita 
  • Blue Iris
  • Eryngium Blue Lagoon
  • Peonies ... assorted 
  • Alchemilla mollis 
  • Larkspur 
  • Sweet Williams 
  • Scented stocks - NEW COLOURS IN STANDARD :) Blackcurrant and Blush Pink!
  • Scented Pinks/Purple/white/Blush/mix 
  • Alliums - assorted varieties 
  • Eremurus - yellow as this crop gets underway
  • Scabious Blue and maybe yellow

Scented Pinks - ALL the colours are now in full swing the rain and shine has brought on the full selection of colours lots of lovely peach/purples/ bi colour & white with pinks 

80 bunch BARGAIN Box offer has been added to the shop - bundle up perfect for posies - colour notes please if specifics required for weddings / bud vases...

NEW: Gypsophila Getting underway

NEW: Limited Editions - Allium Magic and HUGE Christophii plus some stunning Eremurus getting into the yellow now 

PEONY UPDATE:

Limited varieties remaining small amount of white Duchesse De Nemours - Sarah Bernhardt takes the centre stage (and most of the fridge space!)

Boxes of 100 stems available at special price! All of our Peonies are from growers within the 40 mile radius of Evolve - the majority are within 10 miles and even as close as next door!! YOU WILL NOT FIND FRESHER or with less Flower miles travelled or lower carbon footprint :)

  • Peony listings here.

If you are knee deep in weddings and wanting a few reserved flowers please let us know the Wednesday of the week before so we can do our best to gather your 'wish list' - after next week 

Please remember seasonality - always best to recommend a 'relaxed colour palette' to the brides who are wanting to focus on British blooms. This next two months are mostly pinks, purples, lilacs and whites... 

Standard Scented STOCKS full colour range including cream, purple, dark pink and white. Shorter stem length with shorter columns. White has been added as separate product for ease of ordering. Please add a note if you need specific colours outside of white. New this week albeit limited Blackcurrant and Blush Pink.

Delphinium - Outdoor grown - awaiting update

Iris - between batches - only in mixed boxes this week!

Alstro - Norfolk in good supply 

Foliages .... Nothing ....always a challenge this time of year!! Eucalyptus needs to be cut back April/May to ensure good growth ready for September. 

COMING SOON from the fields and glasshouses...

Nigella.... seen a bit of flower - pods will follow shortly - GET YOUR DRYING RACKS READY!!

Scabious more colours.....Lisianthus week 33 onwards,  similar time for Antirrhinums. Please don't ask me for Sweet Peas as grower simply didnt grow any this year :(

Quote of the Week
“What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak, there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances. Hope is an internal awareness that you do not have to suffer forever and that somehow, somewhere there is a remedy for despair that you will come upon if you can only maintain this expectancy in your heart.” – Wayne W. Dyer

Keep Calm & Carry On Flowering!

Helen x

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