CROP REPORT - April 15th 2022

CROP REPORT
HAPPY EASTER!
Looks to be a blistering weekend of sunny weather from Evolve HQ - hazy skies and a warm breeze blowing in which means the temperature under glass is soaring...flowers don't stop growing and our growers will be working hard this weekend to ensure all products are cropped and cold stored ready for next week! this whilst many buzz off to the coast - remembering of course to fill up with fuel before they go as there are still shortages and reports of Norfolk and Suffolk travellers having to try 5 stations before being able to fill up!?!
It really feels like Spring is here now - loads of blossom filling the trees and the Scented Stocks and Ranunculus are back filling the studio with gorgeousness.
**IMPORTANT**
If you have stock in the basket when delivery days are closed - this means the shop is closed and those products are being updated. If you leave them in the basket and simply checkout when the delivery days are opened you do run the risk of those products being out of stock.
PLEASE do keep up to date with the Trade Facebook page which will tell you when the shop is open/closed.
* Special Offer*
Bundle Offer for Bucket cleaner and CVBN - NO more stinky Stock buckets! as its getting warmer care and conditioning and bucket hygiene becomes more important!!
CROP REPORT
  • Ranunculus - in full swing
Premium grade bunched in 10's by colour and posy grade in bunches of 40 stems rainbow bright or pastels
  • Scented Stocks
White and Apricot have been added for wedding orders and mixed boxes available - if you do wish to have specific colours in 10's them please add a note to your order ( see how to on webshop FAQS ) Blackcurrant, Lilac, Lavender, Pink, in addition to the White and Apricot.
  • Alstroemeria
Duo boxes are back - mixed boxes of Alstro and Ranunculus - straight from the grower in Norfolk.
Cornish Alstro gaining pace and lovely strong stems - good colour mix - please add into the notes section on your order if you wish to have a specific colour.
TULIPS
This weeks selection includes:
  • Columbus - Limited
  • Icoon - double orange peony type
  • Red - Marcara/ Rescue
  • Creme Fraiche - vanilla
  • White - Update
  • Yellow - Strong Gold - also on the bulb
  • Davenport - fancy frilled bicolour
  • Andre Citroen for the bicolour; Verandi Orange
  • Purple - Laptop - also On the bulb
  • PInks - Charmeur - variegated leaf and edged petals; Tineke van de Mer - mid pink and Pink Ardour - cerise
  • Hyacinth - steady - white/pink/blue
  • Sir Winston Churchill - plentiful multiheaded and super scented
FOLIAGES
British foliages slow down as the summer approaches - UNLESS you have a wild green garden to go at 🙂 Wild green bunches continue and will be a mixed selection which will change as the season progresses. This week we sent a trolley full of blossom and branches to a wedding florist - if this is your idea of bliss to have everything cut and on water delivered to your door - get in touch 🙂
CORNISH foliages are continuing albeit Parvi in slightly less prolific volumes - Pitto, Bottlebrush, and coming soon is Viburnum Tinus.
IMPORT
If you are a big enough business to take whole boxes - stem counts from 150 - 300 - often mixed colours - please get in touch! Buying right is about buying seasonally and now the selection from Israel is great quality due to the sunny days and much milder climate. Roses can be ordered in 10's or 20's 10 days lead time ideally please.
From the pack house ...
  • Stock up on glassware - Tulip vases are running low and possibly will be the last of them, Heavenly cards, raffia, jute string and plenty of Chrysal products
  • **Arrive Alive 400's will be back in stock around the 22nd April**
  • Indoor plants going well - remember to book in your trolley delivery if you are having plants - we cannot send them DPD/DXE
From the fields...
Peonies are shooting up and earlies already knee height here... lots of tractoring around the farm as our neighbours prepare their crop! We have 4 peony growers in total - spread across the 40 mile radius from Evolve HQ with a plethora of varieties. Let's hope we can encourage more British blooms to be bought in the next few months.
Shoots are appearing for Solomons Seal - love these arches of white bells - a really useful foliage too.
Sweet Williams are up and gaining momentum, they are very weather dependant and we will see how they perform.
Iris are there somewhere too and there will be more Scented Stocks.
Quote of the Week
To realise your full potential you must first get off the sofa !
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” —Tim Ferriss
Keep Calm & Carry On Flowering!
Helen x

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