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  • Life on the Farm July 2014

    Our farmers are as busy as ever preparing the fields for next Season's crop, which should be ready around the end of September.

    Mike Brown from Sunnyside Farm has been using the machine below, a "Bulb Hoover", in the last few days on his farm.

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    The Bulb Hoover has belts that scoop the bulbs up & into the wooden box on the back.

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    The next step is to bring them back to the shed for cleaning & grading.

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    Before machines like this were invented, the bulbs used to be ploughed up,  left to dry on the ground, then picked up by hand into baskets.

  • Oh We Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside...

     Can you believe this is just 28 miles off the Cornish coast?

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  • Top Five Scilly Sunsets

    A bout of glorious weather here on the islands, has meant not only beautiful days, but stunning sunsets. Here are our top five from the last few days:

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    Kernow King SunsetIf you visit the islands this Summer, we would love to see any of your photos that you take while you are here- just post on our Facebook Page, or send us a Tweet.

  • Aerial Shots of the Isles of Scilly

    If you have ever travelled to Scilly by air, you will no doubt agree that the start of your journey is on the fantastic aerial shots of the island you get to see.

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    Can you recognise any of your favourite places on Scilly?

    Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/Scillyaerialphotography?fref=ts for more aerial footage of the islands.

  • Escape to the Isles of Scilly

    A few photos of our wonderful islands for you to enjoy- do you know where any of these places are? IMG_0554

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  • Carreg Dhu: The Garden of St. Mary's

    We recently took a stroll through the wonderful Carreg Dhu gardens, based on St. Mary's.

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    These beautiful gardens, pronounced locally as "Crake Dew", are a community garden near Longstone Terrace

    This means that you can go along and help maintain the garden, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of it.

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    They even have a whole section dedicated to the history of the Narcissi industry.

    Have you ever been?

    For more information on the gardens, take a look here: http://www.scillyonline.co.uk/carreg.html

  • Farm Life

    You might be wondering what all of our farmers do when we aren't sending out flowers. We've had suggestions that they are taking long holidays in foreign places, or relaxing on the islands- but unfortunately for them, that is far from the truth!

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    At this stage in the Season, the farmers have to dig up all the acres of fields so they can treat and sterilise the Narcissi bulbs ready to be replanted.

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    The fields are prepared ready for next season too!

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    There is a long process before the bulbs are ready for replanting as they are above, so check back on our blog in a few weeks and we will explain the next stage to you!

  • Resident Dolphin on St. Mary's

    If you are a member of any Isles of Scilly social media pages, you will have found it impossible to miss the exciting news that we have a new visitor to the islands!

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    This friendly and inquistive dolphin has been identified as "Nick" who has been seen around the South West Coast before.

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    He has been frolicking with the locals, and seems to love all the attention he has been receiving!

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    Have you ever seen a dolphin on Scilly?

    For video footage of Nick playing alongside the boats, take a look at Crusader Island Boat Trips video here: on.fb.me/1rwY90y

  • Final Week for Ordering!

    Wow! What a Season it has been! We have provided you with over 20 different varieties of Scented Narcissi and Narcissi this season, with the help of our fabulous farmers!

    We have the last of this Season's flowers coming up from Tremelethen, Trenoweth, Seaways, Borough, Sunnyside, and Lighthouse Farm on St. Agnes, so make sure you don't miss out on your last chance to enjoy some Scented Narcissi this Season!

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    We've had an amazing bundle of late cropping Scilly Pride from Lighthouse Farm, which is available now on our website!

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  • New Variety: Royal Connection

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    The stunning Royal Connection is now cropping on St. Mary's -given it's name as it is grown on Duchy of Cornwall farms.

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    The vibrant rouge centre of this variety is as striking as it's exotic fragrance: reminiscent of Jasmine, gardenia and frangipani.

    This scent is passionate and wild, deep and mysterious.

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    The team at Tremelethen Farm have individually hand picked and hand graded over 30 thousand stems of this variety in just one day!

    To order yourself some of this fabulous variety, click here

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