CROP REPORT - 18th June 2022

Crop Report June

CELEBRATE BRITISH GROWN

Every Week is British Flowers Week at EVOLVE

This week was the 'official' British flowers week and I spent it doing three British themed Floral workshops for a local company who was hosting supermarket buyers, everyone had a great time and we celebrated British grown with growers and oodles of flowers in a very hot marquee! 

Its incredibly warm and growers are watching for the next downpour that is forecast to crop either before or after .... as always Mother Nature challenges us! Sunny weather has brought on the sunflowers! Its officially summer now :) 

Growers choice Mixed boxes .... 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!!

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 - Check out the PRODUCT FOCUS VIDEO

NEW: Limited Editions - Alchemilla mollis - Duchesse Peony

PEONY UPDATE:

Limited varieties remaining small amount of white Duchesse De Nemours -please call for white -  Sarah Bernhardt can be ordered online. 

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 :)

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. 

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

Alstro - Norfolk - very limited - too hot to crop!

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...

Larkspur, Solidago, Agapanthus...

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
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford.

Keep Calm & Carry On Flowering!

Helen x

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