Crop Report - 23rd July 2021

Crop Report

Scorchio... pheweee it's been sweltering! This week I spent far too much time driving around the country for meetings and deliveries, which certainly gives some time for contemplation and reflection. As climate change becomes more real and weather extremes are impacting our way of working; insulating vehicles, air conditioning and overnight transportation were high on the agenda. 

Plenty of flowers coming through this week and looking super summery with Astilbe, Scabious and we welcome back NEW! Season Pink Gypsophila YAY! Put More "Pink in the World!" 

NEW ! Asters

  • 300gram bunches of multi-headed Asters - Pink, White & Red start with two of our growers and will be followed with blue and blue tipped. Loves the heat and a super filler for bouquets as well as a great "grab n go" bunch to pop in a vase.

Agapanthus - Blue & White

  • Indoor crop under glass is coming through steadily - will be followed by outdoor soon... bit of rain might help!

NEW ! Lillies

  • Rose lilies continue and now two growers on board - Pink and White Orientals are online and 3 colours of LA's. The varieties will changeover towards the end of this week. Samantha & Aisha are this weeks Pollen free favourites.

Eryngium

  • The Eryngium is still going and we have added Green Globe to the list - fantastic filler and great for drying.

Scabious 'Stafa'

  • Scabious Blue is in full flow and loving the sunshine!

Scented Pinks

  • Still flushing and smelling gorgeous.

Foliages

  • The lowest point in the year for foliages is right now! - our home grown Eucalyptus is growing well and still too soft - getting ready for the September harvest. This week the Irish selection is Silver Sussex, Mixed Buxus, mixed green boxes and trailing Ivy. Sustainable Moss is on stock.

Iris

  • Blue Discovery 

  • Yellow Apollo 

  • Purple Tigris

Limited Editions

Final Field Notes

  • Pumpkins and decorative squashes have trebled in size and are loving this weather! Getting very very close to harvest time around Lincolnshire and already some bales appearing on the southern fields. It's likely to be a good yield for arable crops which are often planned as rotational crops with flowers; finally the weather has done some good despite millions of un-cut sunflowers continuing to be wasted.

  • 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: 

“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Keep Calm & Keep On Flowering! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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