Tuesday 28 August 2012

Shropshire Petals

"Oh no Tess, quick"

"They're harvesting the crop!!"

"Well this is it"

14,000 Illios Rose's-Yellow
14,000 Marie Claire Rose's-Orange 
14,000 Wimbledon Rose's-Green
14,000 Aqua Rose's-Pink

48,000 Sprigs of Rosemary
48,000 Sprigs of Apple Mint
288,000 Sprigs of Lavender

48,000 Ears of Wheat from this very field

"George I haven't a clue why you brought me here and you're talking in riddles!!"

supplied the wheat for the Olympic and Paralympic
 Victory Bouquets.
Total amount of the Bouquets 4,800!!"

"Tess where are you going?"

"Come on George, it will take a while for the harvester to come back around, I'm taking a closer look"

"I know what wheat is, it gets made into flour so Dad can make our liver cake"

"Not just flour Tess, Shropshire Petals makes the Wheat into Wheat Sheaf's they are very pretty and last a long time" 

"George can we take a look in that field"

"What are these flowers"


"Are we OK to have a walk in this field?, I don't want a farmer turning up pointing a gun at us!!"

"Don't be silly Tess
Shropshire Petals are fine about us having a look around,
 I asked first"

"These flowers are different George"
"I think they're Cornflowers"

"So tell me George what does Shropshire Petals do with all these flowers?"
"The clue is in the name. They turn these flowers into natural biodegradable petal confetti"

"Mom's got that look on her face, time to show you some photo's"

I seem to have lost Tess!!

Thanks You
Shropshire Petals for letting us take a walk around your fields, we are pleased that a little bit of Shropshire is in the 
Olympic and Paralympic Victory Bouquet's

A Link to

I would also like to thank

I found the link to Shropshire Petals on Rona's website. She has a lot more information about the bouquet's that you might find interesting.  

The Paralympic's opening Cermony is on the 29th August and the games go on till 9th September 
They truly are inspiring athletes that have over come there disabilities.
We will be watching.

Have a Good Week
George and Tess xxx

"Next time Tess you make sure you stop with us"
"Ok George, I hear you" 


Finn said...

Wow, that is very neat! I am sure those bouquets are going to look beautiful. How nice that they let you pop in for a visit too!

Unknown said...

Nice post George we liked that and thank you for the tour.
Best wishes Molly

sprinkles said...

You're always going to the most interesting places! Those flowers are beautiful!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another beautiful walk with amazing scenery and I'll bet lots and lots amazing scents for you to enjoy too! THANKS for taking us along--Today I'm too tired for a walk, and so I've enjoyed yours! :-)

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Matilda the Boxer said...

You go on the neatest walks!

Taryn said...

So pretty!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful flowers, Tess and George! And my grandsons are here and loved the photos of the harvest operation!!

Millie and Walter said...

What a great place to go for a walk. I liked mom's flower pictures too.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'll be up early--as usual--tomorrow morning to watch the Opening Ceremony.

Those flowers are gorgeous and how exciting to know they were in the victory bouquets.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Wow..Those flowers are beautiful. I've never seen anything like that around here... :o(

Rose H (UK) said...

Beautiful, just beautiful :o)
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xx xx

houndstooth said...

You have an incredible amount of natural beauty near where you live! Thanks for sharing some cool stuff with us about where you live.


How Sam Sees It said...

Very pretty!


Eileen H said...

Such an interesting post. We will take more notice of the victory bouquets at the Paralympics now.
Mom's photos are excellent, beautiful flowers. Thanks for showing us around.

Leigh said...

Stunning photos! So good to know where those bouquets come from - my peeps had been admiring them when they saw them on TV and now they know they're from Shropshire they'll be even more special :-) Lovely place for a stroll too - woofs and licks from Magic xx

Pat said...

Very interesting post and you mum takes the best photos!

Duke said...

What gorgeous flower shots! You guys sure do have the best adventures!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am late here because I took a long detour around the place! THOSE DELPHINIUMS are outstanding! JAN, your close-up shot of the bee is beyond my ability!! LOVELY PHOTOS, MOM! Now George mi man, Tessy dear, what a wonderful tour you have both been given! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They make confetti out of them? Mom says she thinks that throwing flower confetti at weddings would be much better than rice :) Such a great farm! Thanks for taking us along :)

Waggin at ya,

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hiya bro - just saw this post.....it was most informative. Lovely close-ups by your mum...... its something mine does too but without the great camera.

Tail Wuggles, your sis Rubie xxx

Sage said...

You should be made the Shropshire Petals ambassador, George. What a fine tour you took us on.

J_on_tour said...

Lovely set full of colour. I love the wheat shots though and the action amongst it !