Crop Report - 16th July 2021

Crop Report

British Hydrangea

What about the weather?! We appear to be in for a scorcher this weekend - extreme weather is so challenging and has already made a significant impact on the production for flower farmers...wet spring...too cold...too hot... keep calm and sell more British flowers! What with Brexit, hauliers challenges and 'the rules' changing what happens next week is anyone's guess! Schools out and a perfect time to get promoting! 

To celebrate the schools breaking up - we have a promotion on Sunflowers* - go get your wobbly eyes and make some people smile! 

Glorious Gladioli! Perfect for teaming up with the Lilies and sunflowers!! Lets make it trendy again LOL - if dried can come back (and yes the new season has started!!) so can these seasonal stems - lets face it - loads of bloom for your buck! More colours in the selection now so rainbow bouquets are go... I might even sprinkle with fairy dust a.k.a BioGlitter for extra sparkle to amuse the teachers!

*see mailshot/facebook for details. T&C's apply.

 

Glorious Gladioli

  • Glorious Gladioli! Perfect for teaming up with the Lilies and sunflowers!! Lets make it trendy again LOL - if dried can come back (and yes the new season has started!!) so can these seasonal stems - lets face it - loads of bloom for your buck! More colours in the selection now so rainbow bouquets are go... I might even sprinkle with fairy dust a.k.a BioGlitter for extra sparkle to amuse the teachers!

Agapanthus - Blue & White

  • Indoor crop is coming through steadily - will be followed by outdoor in a week.

NEW ! Crocosmia

NEW ! Loads of lovely lillies

  • Rose lilies continue and Pink and White Orientals are online and join LA's. The varieties will changeover towards the end of this week.

Gypsophila 

  • White plentiful - pink varieties arrive at the end of July

Eryngium

  • The Eryngium parade continues as white stars, white falls and green globe (almost ready) join the selection - fantastic filler and great for drying.

Scabious 'Stafa'

  • Continues and now the second grower is harvesting too.

Scented Pinks

  • Lovely selection of varieties - Put more Pink in the World! Selling well in bundles for the consumer and now available as a box offer too :) White and Peach are available and getting going - stem length has improved as the crop progresses.

Scented Stocks (FINISHED)

  • Finished for the summer.

Foliages

  • Irish Silver Sussex, BottleBrush, mixed green boxes and trailing Ivy - The Ivy has suddenly gone crazy and is really REALLY long! Sustainable Moss is on stock.

Iris

  • Blue Discovery 

  • Yellow Apollo 

  • Purple Tigris

Limited Editions

  • White Astilbe has been promised although how many will be a surprise! 

  • A small amount of Calla lilies in white.

  • Green Oats on special request.

Final Field Notes

  • Asters along possibly end of this week or next.

  • Pumpkins and Squashes are greening-up and the damp humid weather that gets them going!
  • The New Season of Dried flowers is underway so there will be products for you in the next week or two, we are filling up our dehydration room. We have green wheat, larkspur 3-4 varieties of Eryngium, Gypsophila, Peonies and many more coming online very soon!

 

Those customers serviced by DVS Milton Keynes depot can return cardboard for recycling which is yet another bonus for us all as we try to be more planet ?? friendly

 

Quote of the Week: 

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” - J.R. Rim

Keep Calm & Keep On Flowering! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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