Crop Report - 7th May 2021

Crop Report

Let us hope the sun shines for National Garden day ... It's still blooming chilly here with hailstorms every couple of days! The farmers have been pleased to see a bit of rain to soften the ground but there's not enough warmth to get any decent growth!

 

May 9th 2021

Garden Day - create your flower crowns information here https://www.gardenday.co.uk/

Alstroemeria

  • Volumes dip a little as light levels have been lower this week and it's chilly! Lots of colours. 

Ranunculus

  • We are getting through the majority of this crop and although there is a steady stream and plenty to go at we are over the peak of the crop. More minis will be available as the week goes on. This crop has 2-3 weeks left ( for those of you planning weddings already! ) 

Sweet Peas

  • Sweet peas are still pottering along - pinks are getting quite short in length some as 28cm/30cm. Purples and lavenders are slowing down in volume and white is steady. We try to mix the bundles as much as possible so you have a variety. 

Scented Stocks

  • Premium Scented Stocks - Slowly but surely ... bring on the sunshine!!
  • Standard Scented Stocks - are around 48cm stem length with a smaller more compact column than the premium grade.  These will be in lavender, red, white, light pink, dark pink, and purple. Ideal for smaller posies and bouquets. Available in boxes of 60 or in bundles of 20 stems.

Foliage

  • Irish Silver Sussex continues as does Pittosporum, in variegated, purple and green which will arrive for Wednesday deliveries. BottleBrush, mixed green boxes and green or variegated Buxus available.

Iris

  • Blue Discovery
  • Yellow Apollo

 

Colour Specifics

If you are wanting colour specific orders please write it in the notes section or call the office so the girls can add a note to your order on the system.

British Flowers Week June 14th -21st

We support BFW as much as we can ( even though its not always the favoured week for growers lol! )  We are collaborating with The Paper Studio to create a British Flower Collection of their folded cards - we need you help to vote for your favourites - check out the link below or in the newsletter.  I have been using these at Evolve for the Studio since we started and love the way they can be over printed with logos and of course all the care information is on there to save adding an extra customer care card.  A keepsake card that most importantly has our contact details on it! Those of you who have ordered the kraft envelopes recently will have received The Paper Studio ones which are great quality, water resist and also can be overprinted with your logo making your floral gifts.  The Paper Studio also has several other promotional materials to add to your displays for the week and maybe some other little treats!

Final Field Notes

  • Peonies - Peonies are pushing on and leaves on the early varieties have started to turn colour, buds are swelling albeit slowly!....last year the first harvest was 24th April ... this year it's looking like nearer to 24th May ! The crop moves as much as three or four weeks depending on the weather. The growers who keep records are still not sure as the weather continues to be so unpredictable! 

  • First varieties up are usually Pink Haiwaan Sunset, Coral Sunset and Red Charm - we have three Peony growers and the largest is next door. 

  • In the next few weeks we will have Solomons Seal-Polygonatum multiflorum. Some of you may have seen the Cornish which starts a week or two before Lincolnshire crop. This grower also has medium white Calla lilies which are available on request.

  • Next we should start to see the outdoor crops coming through...Sweet Williams, Delphinium, Misty Limonium & more Iris including purple.

 Quote of the Week: 

"Strive for progress not perfection!"  - Theodore Roosevelt

Keep Going Flower Folks! 

Yours in Flowers

Helen

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