Hard to believe its October already! Summer is such a busy time here it just flies by. Its been a bumper year for weddings, more people seem to be getting married and more florists have been using us for a mixture of both the traditional English flower wedding and the more exotic and colourful weddings which have enabled us to put our ever growing database of wedding flowers to test on many occasions.
Our state of the art Webshop has undergone major work in the last few weeks. With more customers using the shop which carries a vast array of fresh flowers, plants, sundries and gifts the server was unable to cope with the demand on it. So over the period of 4 days we moved to a new, larger server that will cope with the demand and allow us to continue growing the online service we offer.
On the Nurseries its also been flat out. We’re increasing the number and variety of crops we grow next year which means we’re getting the Greenhouses ready now. Red, White & Pink Astrantias and White & Blue Misty Limoniums have already been planted and we’re now getting ready to plant Ranunculus, a difficult crop to grow but a beautiful flower none the less.
Its been a difficult growing year. The persistent wet weather ruined several crops including our Agapanthus, Statice & Phlox but we’ve also had a lot of success this season too, among them our Delphiniums which have been superb and we’re producing some stunning Chrysanthemum Blooms at the moment.
Our family have been growing here in the Tamar Valley for over 100 years but you never stop learning, every year throws up new challenges, you just have to be ready for them!