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  • Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs!

    Today we went down to Tremelethen Farm to see what father and son, Rob and Keith Hale, have been up to.

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    Tremelethen Farm are currently getting their bulbs ready to send off in huge quantities across the UK. Before they can send them, they have to clean and grade the bulbs.

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    The bulbs travel up the conveyor belt where any stones and debris are removed by hand.

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    Then the bulbs move on to a new section where they are brushed to remove any dirt.

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    The bulbs are then graded and sorted as they are shaken along the next part of the machine. There are different sized holes for the bulbs to fall into.

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    Once a basket is full, it's emptied into huge bulb containers, labelled by variety, and are then moved into the ventilated greenhouses.

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    Thanks Rob for showing us around!

  • New Year, New Varieties

    It's been a great start to the New Year at Scented Narcissi, and we've had some lovely feedback on all of our Christmas Bouquets that were delivered in the last few weeks. Below are all the varieties we are currently cropping, keep checking back, as we have another ten varieties to come in the next few months!

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    IOSThis variety is famous for it's large florets and vivid colours, and looks beautiful on it's own or within our Seasonal Selection. It's scent has a jasmine heart with ylang ylang, and is described by our experts as being "crisp with the refreshing sensation of a brisk sea breeze".

    Hugh Town captures the freshness of a Spring day on the Isles of Scilly and reflects our warm and exotic location, in our mild winters.

    Grand Primo

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    A popular choice of Scented Narcissi, this is the first variety of Whites we have had, after Paper Whites to crop this Season- as featured in some of our Christmas Bouquets. With a citrus twist to the creamy richness of this variety, it offers a refreshing fragrance in January.

    Grand Primo is an indulgent and decadent variety, that spoils your senses with a rich and luxurious aroma. It has been described as having the effect of "instant relaxation".

    Other Varieties Available:

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    Paper Whites

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    If you have any questions about certain varieties, or would like to tell us what your favourite variety is, let us know below!

     

     

  • Merry Christmas!

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    A very Merry Christmas to you all, and a huge Thank You for all the support you have given us over the last few weeks.

    From all of us at Scented Narcissi

  • New Variety of Scented Narcissi Has Arrived!

    This morning we welcomed Gordon Bird of Pelistry Farm into the office with the first Sol's of the Season!

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    Sols are a huge favourite among our customers, who favour the grapefruit and vanilla nuances in their scent.

    The bad news is, we only had the handful you see to send out- but it won't be long before one of our other farms catches up, so watch this space!

    To shop from our current Varieties, click here.

  • Paperwhite Narcissi Top Christmas Flower

    It's official! Paper White Scented Narcissi are in the Telegraph's top ten Christmas flowers!

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    This article by the Telegraph tells you exactly how to grow your own Narcissi in time for Christmas, but fortunately, our Isles of Scilly flower farmers here on St.Mary's have done the hard work for you, so all you need to do is click here and you can have your own ready made bouquet by the end of the week!

  • The Scented Narcissi Isles of Scilly Flower Christmas Gift Guide

    With our wonderful range of new Christmas bouquets, we thought we would give you the definitive Isles of Scilly Christmas Flower Gift Guide to you make sure your Scented Narcissi Christmas Bouquet is the right one for you to send or receive.

    1. The Figgy Pudding Bouquet

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    We love the handcrafted candles from our friends at the St.Eval Candle Company in North Cornwall, so were delighted when they showed us their fantastic range of Christmas Candles this year! 

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    This bouquet combines the festive fragrance of seasonal Scented Narcissi with an iconic "Figgy Pudding" Christmas fragrance. With 40 hours burn time, this candle will be a welcome addition to any Christmas mantelpiece. This bouquet comes wrapped in gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and finished off with beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon. Your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card is the finishing touch to this scent sensation.

    2. Dr Victoria Heaney Christmas Edition

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    Dr Victoria Heaney is a fantastic Isles of Scilly based artist- She opened her first studio on St. Mary's in 2008, as featured on BBC 2’s ‘An Island Parish'. Specialising in original screen and linocut prints and hand-decorated chinaware, Vickie’s designs are inspired by the islands wildlife and marine heritage. Using her zoological background as a starting point, Vickie’s artwork employs clean stylish lines and vibrant colours to explore the bold patterns and images abundant in the natural world.

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    This beautiful Dr. Heaney design of Scented Narcissi, on a 2 pint ceramic jug makes a striking addition to any household. As with all our bouquets,  it is carefully wrapped in gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and finished off with beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon. Your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card is the finishing touch to this iconic bouquet. 

    3. A Cornish Christmas

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    Customise your Scented Narcissi Bouquet with mouthwatering slabs of Venezuelan Milk Chocolate Shards with Seasalt from Cornish Chocolatier Nicky Grant . With the best ingredients such as Cornish cream, butter and eggs as well as a hint of Cornish seasalt, who will you spoil with these Isles of Scilly Flowers?

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    Finishing touches are added with gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon and your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card .

    4. White Winter Wonderland

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    For Paper White lovers everywhere- the perfect Christmas Flower Bouquet from the Isles of Scilly. Guarantee this highly sought after variety in your home this Christmas, presented in our exquisite Christmas Wrapping.

    5. The Christmas Bouquet

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    Make your Scented Narcissi offering a little more unique this year, by transforming our Scented Classic Collection Bouquet into a festive Christmas Bouquet to remember. With gorgeous Christmas ribbon, and tissue paper and your own handwritten Christmas Card, this makes the perfect Christmas gesture this December.

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    That brings us to the end of our wonderful Christmas Guide- to see all of our Christmas Collection, click here. If you couldn't find what you were looking for, why not think about sending one of our luxury gift vouchers, or call us on 01720 423767 and we would be happy to help you find the perfect gift! We are already taking orders for Christmas, and with limited availability with some of our bouquets, we suggest you get your order in and your Isles of Scilly flowers reserved!

  • Facebook Competition

    This week we have been running a fabulous Facebook competition giving one of our lucky Facebook "likers" a chance to win our gorgeous White Winter Wonderland Bouquet.

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    We had a fantastic response to this competition- with some really lovely things said about one of our newest bouquets- so thank you to everyone that shared, liked and commented.

    The winner of our Facebook competition is Holly Jenkins so a huge congratulations to her- we can't wait to arrange a delivery date with you!

    If you haven't already, take a look at our Facebook page to keep up to date with any special offers, competitions and of course news from the farms over our Christmas flower period.

  • A Pesky Pheasant with a Love of Paper Whites!

    This week the office was delighted to see we had a new friend in the Scented Narcissi fields outside the office window- a wonderfully coloured pheasant among all the gloomy weather this week had seen!

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    Between taking your orders, and handling your bouquets, we have been trying to snap a picture of our pheasant all week- as you can see he is a very allusive chap!

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    It was much to our surprise that one of our farmer's, Mr. Hale, was horrified to hear this bird was in his Scented Narcissi fields, as unbeknownst to us, what it was actually doing was kicking up the carefully planted Scented Narcissi bulbs him and his son, Rob,  had laboured over all Summer!

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    This got us thinking- what's the worst pest in your garden? Let us know in your comments below, and we will ask our farmers for any top tips we can pass on to you (with over 130 years of farming behind them, they must know a thing or two!) 

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