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!
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.
- 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 :)