CROP REPORT - 8th July 2022

Crop Report July


Every Week is British Flowers Week at EVOLVE

This weeks news is dominated by Wimbledon and Westminster!! An apt Chinese proverb for this weeks quote! I'm sure the Great British public need cheering up as we are very much in the half year slump!! so it's on with the wobbly eyes on those lovely Lincolnshire sunflowers and some floral ice-creams made out of short stems or dried flowers to encourage some smiles! 

Pictured are the novelty floral ice creams that were well received at a NAFAS Demonstration I did this week - all British grown and eco arranged :)

Schools out in a couple of weeks so time for TEACHERS GIFTS! The ceramic jugs are perfect for this and theres a few boxes left! 

JUST IN! New stock of jute string and Rainbow Raffia plus more of those handy nailbrushes from Nutscene 

NEW this week are Longiflorum Lilies in white and pink - coming soon Asters and Astilbe as well as field grown Agapanthus and Solidago... we are REALLY needing some rain  (but not at Hampton Court this weekend please as we are visiting RHS Flower Show for a lovely treat!;)

If you are looking for wedding flowers please let me know the week before so we can reserve your stock in advance. 

Cornflowers will be pink or white or this week and a bit limited. New Eryngium 'Blue Lagoon' | 'Purple Star' | 'Green Globe' also

Growers choice Mixed boxes....there's a few crops starting and stopping as we are now into many new field crops - they are very weather dependant! This enables growers to pitch up with whatever looks good! Could be some coloured Achillea or green wheat.
  • NEW! Hydrangea - growers choice or straight colours - better to book a week ahead at the moment to secure wedding volumes as still not oodles. 
  • NEW! Agapanthus - Indoor Blue and White early stems 
  • NEW! Sedum - great summer filler - green 
  • NEW! Crocosmia - looks fab in meadow designs or with sunflowers and Scabious for a summery look.
  • NEW! Eryngium - Green Globe, White Stars,  White Falls & Purple Stars join Blue Lagoon 

Iris - Blue only this week, plenty. 

Alstro - Norfolk - very limited - too hot to crop!

Foliages .... WILD GREEN garden greens are available on water to either collect or be delivered on trolley direct to you. Trolley can be mixed greens/ plants/ flowers - will save you oodles of conditioning time and buckets are included (handballed off by the driver and trolley returned to us) 

Foliage is always a challenge this time of year!! Eucalyptus needs to be cut back April/May to ensure good growth ready for September. 

COMING SOON from the fields and glasshouses...

Larkspur, Solidago, field grown Agapanthus, Astilbe and Asters

Nigella.... seen a bit of flower - pods will follow shortly - GET YOUR DRYING RACKS READY!!

Lisianthus week 33 onwards,  similar time for Antirrhinums. Please don't ask me for Sweet Peas as grower simply didnt grow any this year :(

YOU WILL NOT FIND FRESHER or with less Flower miles travelled or lower carbon footprint :)

Quote of the Week
He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.
Chinese Proverb 
Keep Calm & Carry On Flowering!
Helen x

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