Glorious blue sky days, warm sunshine, birds nesting and bees buzzing – an almost perfect spring to get busy in the garden. As all is not quite perfect we are all doing our best to make do and stay home. In light of this situation many of our usual gardening suppliers have worked tremendously hard to create on-line shops and hotlines for orders for home delivery or pick-up.
I thought I’d highlight some options here to give you a few more ideas in the garden this spring:
Schilliger – are now up and running with on-line sales for home delivery or pick-up from Gland. Go to the website and see their extensive list of plants, complete an order form, submit it by e-mail and wait for their call with payment and pick-up info.
La Noyère – with the workshops suspended and the little boutique temporarily closed the team at La Noyère continue to provide fresh flowers for pick-up near Mont-sur-Rolle. See the website for details.
Fleuriot – while all stores are currently closed Fleuriot can deliver orders of fresh flowers and house plants across the canton of Geneva. A wide range of arrangements are available to view on-line.
Orchidarium – although the greenhouses in Prangins are closed to the public a special sale of orchids will take place this week in time for Easter. Photos of the orchids will be posted on the FaceBook page on Thursday, pick-up will be on Saturday 11 April from 10:00-16:00. Further information about ordering, payment and pick-up will be available on Thursday on their FB page so please keep an eye on it for further details.
Desarzens – those of you familiar with the Jardins en Fête show in Coppet may remember Thomas Lehwark from Green Selection who along with his team provided beautiful annual plants over the years. In light of the current situation the parent company Desarzens has decided to open on-line sales to private individuals. The quality remains superb and new varieties of flowers and vegetables will be added as they become available. See the website for on-line orders, delivery is by priority mail.
Rémy Jaggi Fleurs – the gorgeous Lausanne flower shop is now taking phone and email orders for fresh flowers with delivery options for Lausanne. Tel: 021 601 4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Trélex nursery remains available for phone and email orders of fresh flowers, perennials, early annuals, herbs and shrubs.
Miss Daisy Dutch Flowers – as the regular flower subscription service is currently on hold Miss Daisy hope to be able to provide a smaller weekly service after the Easter break providing tulips followed by peonies. If you are interested sign-up on-line and they will coordinate with you directly.
Nature en scène – this small florist and garden centre in Arnex-sur-Nyon continues to be very active on FaceBook. See their page for regular updates on plant and flower selections available for order and pick-up.
For those of you dealing with garden problems such as the box wood caterpillar or slugs Andermatt Biogarten has an extensive range of natural and organic solutions. Shipping is by swiss mail and may take a little longer than usual but as none of us is in a hurry anymore that should not be a problem.
And now for a little good news:
The wonderful plant fair Journée des Plantes au Lac d’Aiguebelette has confirmed new dates for their spring event. All going well this will now take place on 30 May – 1 June.
The Spring Greens Eco Marché planned for 19-20 March has also confirmed new dates for this event 15-16 May in Founex. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
for those of you who grow flowers for cutting, I have a selection of beautiful seeds for sale from Grace Alexander Flowers, Somerset including sweet peas and bee friendly sets. Drop me a note if you are interested and I’ll send you the list.
In the meantime, enjoy your gardens and stay safe and well.