Crop Report - 30th July 2021

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This week we welcomed back our local couriers from Lincoln so some of you may recognise the LCP drivers if you are in the Lincoln, Derby, or Nottingham postcodes! Those of you in the rural zones may notice a switch from Fedex to DPD in the next week. 

 

Variable weather has meant cropping has had to be when the weather allows and many of our flower farmers are gearing up to get the arables combined. Harvest will start around here in approximately ten days...and that always makes me feel like Autumn is here already! Daffodil bulb lifting is in progress as well so some of the growers are working from dawn 'til dusk!

 

New this week are a few more colours of the Gladioli and two more colours in the Asters and of course the Pink Gypsophila continues... we seemed to have a mountain of frothy fluffiness this week! Ideal for creating clouds and gap-filling those wedding installations :) 

 

Plenty of sunflowers (eeek!!Let's hope the trailers can get off the fields!)

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. A great "grab n go" bunch to pop in a vase - I had sold one bucket-full while unloading at one of our outlets today! - popular long-lasting flowers.

Agapanthus - Blue & White

  • Indoor crop under glass is coming through steadily - will be followed by outdoor soon....currently getting heavy rain on it!!

NEW !Loads of lovely 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. White Ascot and Pink Sorbonne in the Oriental selection. Please do also note that our growers (for all crops) keep their prices fairly level for the whole season - none of this 'up and down auction' trading! This makes it easier for you to quote ahead on products, know your margins and not get caught out by trading peaks and troughs caused by the world market.

Eryngium

  • is ending with Green Globe this week.

Scabious 'Stafa'

  • Scabious Blue has been lovely this week and the same grower continues with another  mini flush of Crocosmia and a few Galtonia for an elegant vintage look.

Scented Pinks

  • Scented Pinks slowed a little as were needing a drink - as I write they are certainly getting it too!! Torrential rain....

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. There is a Bank Holiday this week in Ireland so there is a bit of a gap before the next delivery arrives on Friday. 

Iris

  • Blue Discovery 

  • Purple Discovery

 

Final Field Notes

  • Hypericum will start this week with green berried varieties and the Scented Snaps

  • Antirrhinums will be back in a week or two - they are looking good under glass and will be fab to add to your wedding and bouquet designs.

  • 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 and Achillea.

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: 

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen” - unknown

Keep Calm & Keep On Flowering! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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