Crop Report - 25th February 2022

Crop Report

Valentines done and dusted and the three named storms of last week have certainly blown the cobwebs away! Growers are gearing up for Mother’s Day and the final bulbs for the peak of Mother’s Day are being planted.#

The 8th March is International Women’s' Day - this year the hashtag is

 #BreakTheBias. This is an important day to support an ideal warm up to Mothers Day which presents an opportunity to promote early and International support for women all around the world.

Check out the IWD website here https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Tulips

  • This week we have double tulips 'Icoon' a full and blousy double petalled Orange and Largo - shorter head but just as gorgeous in light red, both ideal for Spring mixes.

     

  • Just for a change we are supplying Tulips on the bulb - This weeks variety will be Denmark - and sold in 20's. We think it adds great interest to the offering and they last and last without much water at all; especially if kept cool! Great for shop window displays!

 

Daffodils (St.Davids Days)

  • St Davids Day - Daffodils galore! Plenty of Isle of Scilly Narcissi and Lincolnshire Daffodils and we may even have some doubles appearing over the weekend... Lincolnshire Daffodils are well underway now and in boxes of 40/80’s

     

  • Lincolnshire crops are in Dutch Master so we should see the Scottish season starting in a few weeks. Despite a slow start to the season, it is now predicted to be around 5 days ahead which bodes well for the specials and doubles appearing for Mother's Day :)

Moss

  • Norfolk sustainable Moss for Topping off planters and Kokedama is back in stock

Hyacinth

  • Hyacinth continue and there's plenty - blue, pink and white. Please also note that the stem count has increased from 25 stems to 30 stems per bundle.

 

Hellebores

  • Hellebores are gaining momentum so should be enough to go around this week!

Alstro

  • Alstro - trickling in - if you're quick you'll get it :) just a few bunches.

Twigs & Branches

  • Spring twigs - love them! Fab for adding 'perceived value' to designs - Pussy willow Branches, Silver birch bundles and few wobbly willow left... if anyone needs twisted willow let me know and I will send a man up the tree :)

Foliages

  • Loads of lush foliages from the 4th Cornish grower to be welcomed into the Home of British Blooms @BritishFlowersDirect

    Callistemon

    Pittosporum

    Parvifolia

    Norfolk Mixed premium Eucalyptus cropping fresh n frosty this weekend.  Our - on the farm - home grown farm foliage for those needing branches for installs & those spring weddings!

Eucalyptus

  • Norfolk and Cornish plus Bottlebrush

Foliages

  • Our Artisan Wild green garden foliage is continuing and our two Cornish growers are having a plentiful supply of:

  • Eucalyptus Parvifolia

  • Cornus, Pittosporum

  • Bottlebrush.

Sundries

  • Check the Glassware - Tulip Vases are ideal for your Mother's day designs

  • NEW - QUIRKY CARDS

     

  • Silly seeds and googly eyes - as we continue our mission to brighten your day our quirky cards have been added to the sundries section. Our Retail customers are liking these full size fun cards and we think your customers will too. Find them in the Eco-sundries section.

    Arriving soon

    • Heavenly cards for Mother's Day
    • Nutscene Raffia and coloured twines
    • Bargain Basketware for Mother's Day

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Import

Please note all the growers we access have ethical and supportive farms. Global Gap accredited.

  • Beautiful selection of Ranunculus this week Tiger/ Pico-tee and Cappuccino are all different in the bunches as well as the bundles...

     

  • Anemones this week are stunning 30-35cm - ideal for Spring posies jewel shades and pastel mixed.

     

  • Aspidistra and Fatsia with Beargrass - my favourite three foliages so almost always on the stock list :)

     

  • Ecuadorian Roses - large headed and again in our Florist Studio range: Quicksand, Moody Blue, Cool Water and Shimmer are such reliable varieties from Global Gap approved farms.

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Pre-Order Mothers Day

We now know the varieties of tulips that will be available so the pre-order will be posted online in the next week. There will be specials ‘Davenport‘, ’Fabio’ and our all-time favourite - double peony type ’Columbus’

Please do remember pre-orders will only be applicable for particular delivery days. The list will include all the key products for Mothers Day including the imported products. Keep an eye on the Trade Facebook group for updates. 

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Delivery Days

We are introducing SATURDAY as a delivery day as standard so those of you who need product to be ready for a Monday morning can have a weekend delivery. This product will leave us on Friday and will need to have an order placed by Wednesday latest... (unless of course you call and check the stock :)

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Mothers Day Planning

In addition for the weekend before Mothers Day we will be doing Sunday dispatch for MONDAY delivery - this will enable you to split your order and get foliage's etc early so you can start prep-work.  Please also remember if you would like plants (trolley delivery ONLY) you can add flowers, sundries etc to your trolley order. Tulips will be in water, ready to use, you will not need to condition, this is to reduce packaging and save you valuable time.

Daffodils and Narcissi for spring mixed bouquets will also be on pre-order.

Indoor with leaves will continue and these are a longer stem length - do not cut - they are perfect for including into spring bouquets. They can be mixed with tulips easily if you don’t cut the white section off the base.

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Quote of the Week: 

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill

 

Keep Calm & Keep on Flowering! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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