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.
Below is Naomi of Team Sunnyside Farm holding a huge bundle of Scented Narcissi to be brought up to us!
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!
Time to bring the Scented Narcissi up to the Blue Box Flower Company!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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!