CROP REPORT 21st MAY 2022

Crop Report

PEONY PARADE !!

Thunder, lightening and deluges of rain overnight with strong sun during the day and temperatures of 20c + Mother Nature does it every year and we are all working at pace chasing Sweet Williams and Peonies. Somehow it always settles down after the first earlies are off the fields and as everyone welcomes back the parade of peonies that are here for such a fleeting moment in time! 

NEW: Scented Pinks - lots of lovely regal purples, pinks are coming  Cornflowers, field grown Delphinium white and blue. 

BOOM the season has started! we will just get going and have a mini holiday to celebrate the amazing achievement the Platinum Jubilee !!

NOTE: It is a very short week after next week so we will need orders in early for the Tuesday and Wednesday delivery days. PLEASE advise Wednesday this week so we can get ahead!

Get your red white and blue bouquets out there !! 

Jubilee Recipe goes like this .... select a focal, filler and secondary flower from the list below, each colour way - blend together, create bouquets and post on socials. Don't forget to add on your British Flower tags to label vases and to attach to bouquets - this way you can highlight the flower story, provenance or simply the percentage British in the bouquet!!

  • REDS & DK PINKS: Sweet Williams, Peonies, Scented Pinks, Cottage Peonies
  • WHITE: Scented Stocks, White Alliums
  • BLUE: Cornflowers, Delphinium, Iris 

PEONY UPDATE:

Corals which include Pink Hawaiian Sunset, Coral Sunset and Coral Charm. 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 :)

VARIETY OF THE WEEK PINK ALERTI - The first of the Pinks - lovely Tutu pink that fades to paler pink then white as it opens - it will POP if put on water - Use Pro 2 and keep cool if you wish to hold its development. Check out our Peony Parade Product Focus Video HERE

  • Red Charm has finished
  • Coral Charm/ Coral Sunset/ Pink Hawaiian Sunset 
  • Alertie - fully swing, beautiful dainty pink 
  • Dr Alexander Fleming
  • Gardenia 
  • Shirley Temple is in the dressing room - second growers not started as yet
  • Miss America - simply stunning 
  • Kansas
  • Festiva maxima
  • Perche
  • Duchesse De Nemours ... she's nearly ready to get the petals on.... and as usual there is a queue forming for the first clear white.

Cottage Peonies - always before the maincrop peonies these cute posy gems have a useful foliage and blousy red/ burgundy blooms. Posy grade approx 40cm.

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'

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. 

Premium Scented stocks for those who love a statement column on their stems! New Salmon Pink this week. 

Viburnum Opulus Snowballs - LUSH!! simply stunning - get it while you can - romping through the crop!!

Ranunculus - well and truly OVER!

Iris - Yellow and Blue  Will continue until November. FLAG IRIS 

Alstro - Norfolk in good supply AND ON SPECIAL BOX OFFER PRICE! 

Foliages .... always a challenge this time of year!! Eucalyptus needs to be cut back April/May to ensure good growth ready for September. Very limited selection.

COMING SOON from the fields and glasshouses...

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

Quote of the Week
"Stop acting so small - you are the Universe in ecstatic motion "

Rumi

Keep Calm & Carry On Flowering!

Helen x

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