Big News

Big News

That news is way more important, and I am absolutely delighted to be able to tell you about this: Our newest Fluwel team member, Vlad, has moved from Berlin to North Holland with his family. You ma...
Peonies

Peonies

Peonies have been on my wish list for years. We’ve not had them in our assortment before, but I’ve wanted to add them for a very long time. They’re simply gorgeous, and we can arrange it fairly eas...
Big, Enormous Feet

Big, Enormous Feet

I need to get started quickly to tell you about all the highlights of this spring. Last week, I wasted my word limit on talking enthusiastically about a church full of Daffodils, but you can probab...
Time for Cake

Time for Cake

Finally, I have time to write a newsblog again. I have been waiting a long time to tell you all about the fun stuff I’ve done this year. Lots has happened between the Daffodils and other flower bul...
The World Daffodil Tour 2024

The World Daffodil Tour 2024

For decades now, the world's daffodils' lovers and regular gardeners alike, have taken part in a tour around the world every 4 years. This journey starts in New Zealand, then it continues in the US...
Beauty Comes With Age

Beauty Comes With Age

In Dutch we have a saying: “Lelijk in de luier, mooi in de sluier.” It literally means: “Ugly in their diaper, beautiful in their wedding veil.” It’s a bit of an older expression, meaning that peop...
The Oscars of the Horticultural World

The Oscars of the Horticultural World

Emails, emails, we all get them, we rarely want them. Not too long ago, I found an email I was happy to receive: a message from the Royal Horticultural Society. They invited me to Lindley Hall on M...
Foot massage declined

Foot massage declined

Can you believe it? I offered a price of half a euro per bulb plus an additional foot massage for the first crates of Tulip Love Story. Jan Vink, a grower in my neighbourhood, will be selling this ...
Daytime Birthday Parties

Daytime Birthday Parties

When I told my colleagues at Land van Fluwel that the title from this weekend’s newsletter was going to be ‘Daytime Birthday Parties,’ I got some confused looks. Marian however, a young at heart la...
In the split

In the split

Yes, you know what it is: Sometimes I have to choose and I can't choose at all because the choice is between a nice job and an even nicer job: Writing a news blog or caring for daffodil flowers in ...
An Important Day For Daffodil Enthusiasts

An Important Day For Daffodil Enthusiasts

As of today, no fewer than 483 different varieties of Daffodils are available in the Fluwel web shop. Really, 483? Yes 483. I sometimes think 'what have I gotten myself into', but actually I just l...
The Flower Bulb Trade

The Flower Bulb Trade

To rule is to look into the future. This is also the case with the bulb trade. The Amaryllis growers have been chasing me, actually since the beginning of January, to pass on our Amaryllis wish lis...
Rectification: World Daffodil Tour Programme

Rectification: World Daffodil Tour Programme

A small change of plans in the programme of the World Daffodil Tour that will be held in April. I sent out a programme in last week’s newsletter, and we have received many lovely responses from pe...
Invitation to The World Daffodil Tour 2024

Invitation to The World Daffodil Tour 2024

Invitation to The World Daffodil Tour 2024 Dear readers, Every five years, Daffodil enthusiasts from all over the world organise a World Daffodil Tour. Over the years, we have visited places like ...
Underwear challenge

Underwear challenge

 Underwear challenge An eye-opener, is what I would call my recent conversation with our car dealer Ed. Just to calm everyone’s nerves: Ed is a good one, I know car dealerships have a bit of a rep...
A New Year

A New Year

A New Year Another year to write more than fifty newsletters, and I’m already unsure of what to talk about in this very first one. I’ve had plenty of feedback asking me to please be a little bit ...
My Dream Comes True

My Dream Comes True

 My Dream Comes True We all have those things in our life. You know, the things of great importance. Things that overshadow all other aspects of life. Sometimes, these things are events, and the...
I’m a very happy man

I’m a very happy man

I’m a very happy man   Sounds nice, right? This is how I started my final message during this week’s Fluwel staff meeting. Every year, we finish the year by going to lunch at a nearby restaurant w...