Crop Report - 24th September 2021

Crop Report

 

Autumn is definitely here now. Yesterday was the Autumn Equinox where since the beginning of time civilisations have celebrated the equal length of both day and night and gratitude for the harvest. As we move into a new season it is a perfect time to stop, celebrate and take stock of our lives.

We also review the growing and supply season around this time and our British growers are amidst the planning stages for 2022. Some crops will be scrapped and some increased. Some of the products have finished early; Asters for example, this is due to high demand as well as limited staff to harvest.

Oh my Gourd!

  • It's pumpkin time again! box offers on mixed white Casperita and orange mini Jill-be-little for your tablescapes and mixed squash to decorate with dried! Football sized pumpkins from a new grower - the ideal size for workshops and pumpkin parties :)

Dried Flower Stock

  • Plenty of dried flowers to go at - please see the volume list if looking for quantity.

NEW! Snowberries

  • Snowberries are ready to be squished all over the fridge floor!! Beautiful pink and white varieties of fused berries on swooping branches. Great for adding texture and form to designs.

NEW! Season of Eucalyptus

  • Order with caution as still some tender leaf tips. On arrival looks fabulous and welcomed back for Autumn wreaths and bouquet work. It is still Irish, we have changed Importer and now we have added some lush mixed Eucalyptus bunches from Norfolk!

     

  • Pittosporum and Ozothamnus join the foliage lists... who needs flowers?

Alstromeria

  • Plenty to go at - Cornish & Norfolk grown

Gypsophila

  • Definitely white and hopefully pink!

Solidago

  • Finished

Gladioli

  • Please note there are multiple varieties within the 5 colourways

Sunflowers

  • Good supply of sunflowers should go till October (weather permitting!)

Asters

  • Finished

Hypericum

  • Continues this week with white and red varieties (vanilla white rather than white white!)

Eryngium

  • The second Flush of Blue Lagoon Eryngium will continue through to October.

Hydrangea

  • Finished

Lilies

  • Rose lilies continue and now two growers on board - Pink and White

  • Orientals are online and 3 colours of LA's.

  • Pollen free lilies are Samantha in Pink and Leona and Rafeala in white.

  • 'Monteneu' is the white Oriental variety this week and Pinks 'Chartwell' and 'Aspiration'.

Final Field Notes

  • Brassica time next! Bring on the Cabbage! The first grower starts with Brassica during September and two additional launch towards November.

  • Panicum grass will follow.

  • Tulip season will be late starting and is planned for Mid December.

Christmas Wreath Boxes: Pre-Order

  • Christmas wreaths / boxes / foliages are set up under the banner of Christmas so you can benefit from discounted prices when you purchase in advance. Please note the cost will increase once the pre-order has closed.

Wreath Boxes: Pre-Order

  • Pre-ordering has been extended until the end of September and boxes will arrive towards the middle to the end of October. We have managed to secure the same price as last year and if you are looking to have 100 or more or collect from Pinchbeck we can offer an additional saving if you order before the end of September. Phone to discuss.

Scottish Noble Pine: Pre-Order

  • The Noble pine from Scotland and readymade wreaths have also been added to pre-orders. Please ensure when you pre-order you do this on a separate order and not mixed in with this weeks flower order. The Pine will be arriving in early November - details are on the product pages.

 

Quote of the Week: 

Autumn Equinox is an optimal time to clarify your intention and direction. This is a time to re-envision and re-energise your goals. - Happy Equinox

 

Keep Calm & Keep On Flowering! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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