Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • Goodbye Pelistry Farm! (Until Next Season)

    This week we were sad to see the last trolley of flowers from Pelistry Farm appear in our Shed.

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    We have had some fantastic Scented Narcissi from them this Season, and can't wait to welcome them back in September when we will start all over again!

  • Easter Photo Shoot!

    We were blessed with some stunning weather on the Isles of Scilly this weekend, which coincided fantastically with our Easter photoshoot!

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    We took bundles of our newest Scented Narcissi varieties down to Kylie and Dave of Salakee Farm, as we had something really special planned!

     

     

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    They have started a new venture at Salakee Farm which you can read all about  here by visiting their website.

     

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    The perfect Easter shoot! What great (and adorable) models!

    Even our Barefoot Photographer (who normally never gets in front of the lens!) was completely enraptured by these ducklings!

     

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    To shop our Spring Collection, Click here!

  • Behind the Scenes at Scented Narcissi: The Blue Box Flower Company

    Mothering Sunday is a hugely busy time here at the Blue Box Flower Company- so we thought we would show you the chain of events that lead to your bouquet!

    First of all, the Scented Narcissi are hand picked to order by our various teams at all the farms that bring us flowers- this is a photo of Team Tremelethen picking the Scilly Pride that will be going out in all of our Mother's Day Bouquets on Friday.

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    Below is Naomi of Team Sunnyside Farm holding a huge bundle of Scented Narcissi to be brought up to us!
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    Next stage of the Scented Narcissi, is the grading process. Rhiannon of Sunnyside Farm is bundling all of the same length Scented Narcissi together- this is how we ensure that only the top grade of flower is sent out to our customers, which is why you  will always have those lovely long stems!

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    Time to bring the Scented Narcissi up to the Blue Box Flower Company!

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    Every day, our farmers visit us (multiple times) with van loads of flowers. Some of these are already tied and ready to go out in the bouquets, others need to be counted and tied by our Bunching Team.

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    Once the Bunching Team have checked the grade of the flowers, they are counted in tens, and placed on the banding machine, which enables Louise, at the head of the machine to count exactly how many flowers each farmer has brought up to us!

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    To keep the flowers fresh, we store them in a cold store which is a hive of activity as fresh flowers are shipped out, and new flowers are brought in- can you imagine the scent of all of these flowers?

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    Finally, our florists select the freshest and best grade of Scented Narcissi flowers for our luxury Blue Box bouquets. They are placed in Flower Fresh Pouches, to ensure they have water for their journey, and then carefully wrapped and hand-tied in our bespoke packaging.

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    The journey, of course, does not stop there. We then take our Blue Boxes up to the airport, or the quay and they are flown to Lands End, or placed on the Gry Maritha to start their journey to Penzance Quay.

    Our couriers come into their own at this point, delivering the bouquets up and down the UK.

    We still have a few weeks left of our Season until most of our Farm Teams will be going to their Summer jobs, so make sure you place your order while you still have a chance!

  • Goodbye Bunching Line!

    As the quantity of Scented Narcissi becomes fewer at this late stage in the Season, we bid farewell to our bunching line team today!

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    They've been great all Season- Thanks for all your hard work and quality control!

  • Win a Scented Narcissi Bouquet for Mothering Sunday!

    We are giving you the chance to win a luxury Scented Narcissi Bouquet for Mother's Day, in our latest Facebook competition!

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    All you have to do to enter is follow this link and follow the instructions on the page!

    Good luck! 

  • New Bouquet: Scented Spring Time Spray

    One of the great things about sourcing our flowers form over 9 different farms here on St. Mary's and St.Agnes, is that we get access to some really unique and beautiful varieties of Narcissi and Daffodils.

    Two of our farmers have rallied together to bring us a beautiful crop of double Daffodils and Scented Narcissi from their farms- perfect to get you in the mood for Spring!

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    This stunning bouquet will include the beautiful "White Lion" double daffodil, a creamy white colour with a sunny yellow streak running through it, courtesy of Francis Hosken of Trenoweth Farm.

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    Then we add in the exotic "Tahiti" from Sarah Paulger of Borough Farm to inject some real colour with vibrant Oranges and Reds.

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    Finally, to compliment the subtle Spring scent of the daffodils, we have added in our latest crop of Yellow and Gold Scented Narcissi, Golden Dawn- it's beautiful and intoxicating Spring scent is sure to banish blues!

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    It is officially Spring on the 20th March, so why not treat yourself with this fantastic and exclusive bouquet.

  • New Variety: Silver Chimes

    The milder weather has brought with it a beautiful and highly exclusive variety of Scented Narcissi this week: Silver Chimes

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    This beautiful and rare variety has only been brought to us by one farmer this Season, Francis Hosken, of Trenoweth Farm.

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    This beautiful heavy floret, nods gently on vibrant green stems-  the large creamy white petals and pale lemon bell a beacon of Spring. Our customers wait all Season for this beautiful Narcissi to crop.

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    A subtle fragrance of lilac and hyacinth compliment this delicate narcissi.

    This Variety makes a perfect alternative to Paperwhites and is available for a limited time only. Tempted? Click Here.

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  • Introducing Our Fabulous Mother's Day Collection!

    This week we officially launched our Mother's Day Flower Collection- and they are already in high demand. With an array of beautiful varieties of highly Scented Narcissi available this month, we have created three wonderful bouquets to truly spoil your deserving Mum!

    1. The Mother's Day Bouquet

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    Our Recommended Mother's Day Bouquet:

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     A scent of the islands is evoked by these heavenly Scilly flowers, a handmade Rose Geranium Soap from St. Agnes, and a coastal scented candle from the St.Eval Candle Company. Close your eyes, relax and transport yourself to our magical islands with this bouquet.

    2. Pretty in Pink

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    Luxury Scented Bouquet Combined with Cornish Treats. These stunning Isles of Scilly flowers come with our best selling Rose Geranium soap, handmade right here on the Isles of Scilly. To finish off this fabulous bouquet, we have included a Raspberry and White Chocolate Heart from our Cornish Chocolatier, Nicky Grant.

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    3. Simply Divine

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    Spoil your Deserving Mum with this Luxury Bouquet. Heavenly Scented Narcissi teamed with a selection of Cornish Chocolates from award winning Cornish chocolatier, Nicky Grant.

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    Plus any orders placed before Monday 10th March from our Mother's Day Collection receive 20 Extra Stems worth £4, absolutely free!

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  • New Variety: Daymark

    The shed was full of "oohs" and "ahhs" this morning as the first of the Daymark variety of Scented Narcissi made an appearance at the Blue Box Flower Company.

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    This gorgeous variety is a highly scented flower with a sweet Spring like fragrance.

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    With creamy petals that get nearer to white as the bloom develops, and a stark orange centre, this variety is a fresh and welcome addition to our Narcissi bouquets.

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