CROP REPORT - 12th August 2022

Crop Report

DONT FORGET, ORDER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

The Trade web shop will be closed from Saturday 20th August until Tuesday 30th August inclusive. The last weekend being the August Bank holiday,  SHOP REOPENS Thursday 25th for normal deliveries from Wednesday 31st August.

IF YOU HAVE WEDDINGS for FIRST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER - contact as normal please by email or Whatsapp! Thank you :)

Thank you to our regular flower fans, I do hope we have given you enough notice so you can plan for any dried, sundries and Chrysal products ahead of time and sourcing for fresh whilst we take a break!

HEATWAVE NUMBER 2!! and it is  " #2 " in school holiday speak! some autumn plantings have been delayed or have perished. Some crops will finish earlier than planned and the succession plantings from the Jubilee week are desperate for water. 

The good news is its the perfect weather for drying product for Autumn and Christmas decorations!! There's plenty more lovely Carthamus and our mixed dried boxes are back in stock with an assortment of products including dried statice, Gyp, peonies and Helichrysum

British grown Asters - Red, Cerise, White, Light Pink and Purple 

NEW! FLUSH of Delphiniums - perfect for bouquets and bunches - medium columns.

Hypericum - Green Red and Coral pink :)

Carthamus - get ready to dry this lovely orange thistles for your Autumn decorations BOX deal has been added for those of you keen to start drying for Autumn wreaths etc

Gladioli - add a note to your order if you want Gladioli - if it comes available over the weekend we will add but yet again its not looking promising. 

Green centred sunflowers  are now finished - Helios and Yellows continue. 

Lilies ... LA, Longi in Pink and White - Orientals also Pink or White and Rose lilies in Pink and white too.

New stock of jute string and Rainbow Raffia plus more of those handy nailbrushes from Nutscene 

There's plenty of Heavenly cards in stock so don't forget to browse the sundries section!

If you are looking for wedding flowers please let me know the week before so we can reserve your stock in advance. 

Growers choice Mixed boxes....there's a few crops starting and stopping as we are now into many new field crops - they are very weather dependant! This enables growers to pitch up with whatever looks good! 
  • Hydrangea - growers choice or straight colours - better to book a week ahead at the moment to secure wedding volumes as still not oodles. White is coming through slowly and advisable to pre-order. Pinks, Lilacs and purples available :) 
  • Agapanthus - almost finished off with heat
  • Sedum - great filler and still green - flowers not out as yet
  • Crocosmia finished - next round will be seedheads 
  • Eryngium finished 
  • Iris - Blue only this week, plenty.
  • Alstro - Norfolk - Limited 
  • Foliages we have added Salal to import 

Foliage is 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...

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

YOU WILL NOT FIND FRESHER or with less Flower miles travelled or lower carbon footprint :)

Quote of the Week: 'Every day brings new choices' - Martha Beck

Keep Calm & Cool & Carry On Flowering!
Helen x

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