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Market Report Thursday 30th September

September 30 2010

De Ja Vu – Its grand final week again, and coupled with the second week of school holidays, things are a bit quieter in the Melbourne Flower Market, with some specials to be had.  The oriental lilies from Feingold offer brilliant value for money – their quality is superb.  Some beautiful varieties of the 70cm roses from Grandiflora, have arrived in this morning – if roses are your thing, these will impress, with the head size being very impressive, and some new colours in the range.

The first of the waratahs are in store.  These are a favourite to many, with their long shelf life and vibrant colours.  Its a very good time for all the natives at the minute, with the proteas (pink ice/king/queen), all available along with the various leucodendruns that hold up beautifully in the vase.

From the farm, the standout is the ranunculi.  These need to be purchased to be believed.  Because we grow these in the hothouse, and other growers plant outdoors, our quality is far superior (even if I do say so myself…).  Place 2 bunches in a vase and watch them open over the course of a week to 10 days…

The extended day length has meant that the production has increased ever so slightly, so carnations are starting to become more prolific, with inter-state orders picking up considerably.  This time of year sees the end of some large scale plantings at the farm, for production from March onward.  Looking forward to some warmer days, for the farm to run at full potential.

Anyway, enough of the boring farm saga.  Come into Stems, and buy something for the table, when friends come over with their eskys this weekend.  Hope to see you in there.