Yearly Archive: 2010

August 19 2010

Market News 19th August

Despite the dismal weather, the flowers were on full display this morning at the Melbourne Flower Market.  What Victoria is currently lacking, we are receiving from the other states…Gladioli, Asiatic lilies (some), various foliages, statice, and a wide range of new natives in from Western Australia to name a few. Its hard to beat the…

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July 29 2010

Market Report 29th July 2010

Its official. I’m over winter…Bring on Spring…a small glimpse of spring at the start of the week, and then back into the depths of Winter.  The carnations at our farm were not exactly sure how to react to the balmy top of 12 degrees on Monday, so maybe it could lead to a spike in production……

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July 22 2010

Market Report 22nd July 2010

With the wintry conditions continuing we are relying on the interstate stock to meet the Victorian demands.  With the extreme cold at nights, the Victorian Farmers are struggling to meet the orders, so stock is coming in of terrific quality from the other states to fill the void.  Chrysanthemum  and gladdies from Queensland, natives from…

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July 15 2010

Market Report Thursday 15th July

Well we are just back from a very busy Victorian Flower market today.  Quality Victorian grown product is in short supply due to the current wintery conditions we are experiencing.  There was still a very good range with supplies from South Australia and Queensland bolstering stocks. QLD Gladdies are an excellent choice today nice and…

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June 26 2010

Market Report Monday 28th June 2010

Cold cold cold.  Thats what it is at the moment.  Although today was not a market day I started the day at the flower nursery at 6.30 a.m.  Pitch black dark and very cold -2 degress a monster frost.  This will slow the flowers down in there growing eve though they are barely moving at…

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June 4 2010

Market news 3/6/10

Its beginning to feel a bit like winter at the Melbourne Flower Market.  The first daffodils of the season are in stock this week, along with the jonquils and the erlicheer.  Next week begins the winter favourites – the callandula…  The cold nights will start to have an impact on the production of a lot…

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May 21 2010

Market Report 20th May

The Market is picking up steam again after a slow week post mothers day.  Some nice oriental lilies are entering the market after what seems to be a period of short supply.  The triumphadore lilie and the Christmas lilie are great value at the moment with a brilliant vase life once you get them home…

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May 13 2010

Market Report Thursday 13th May 2010

What a massive week the Stems team had last week.  Four days in a row of 18 work hours each made sure we were ready with the freshest and biggest range of flowers available for Mothers day.  Which is by far the biggest event day on the flower calender.  Stems was full of eager shoppers…

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May 5 2010

Market Report Wednesday 5th May

Mothers day is this Sunday so it is all go go go at the farm and shop. Where do I start….. Well 14 -16 hour days preparing our home grown disbud and spray chrysatnums, greentrick, simcarnations, Gyp, emile, Alstromeria  and Stocks. All these lines are flowering in perfect time for the freshest selection of cut…

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April 22 2010

Market Report Thursday 22nd April

We are currently experiencing unseasonably warm weather for late April so the market is full to the brim of Quality fresh flowers.  Of special interest today was some majestical Calla lillies we sourced.  This is late in the year for callas which naturally flower November/December.  These Callas which are grown by Coolwyn nursery at Monbulk…

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