Flower Market Report [JUL]

30/06/2017 - 17:04

Warmer temperatures and Wimbledon signal the start of the British summer! And with it are great growing conditions for homegrown flowers. You’ll find a bounty of British blooms at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month!

Pratley have an extensive selection including these echinops, also known as globe thistles, with their spherical steel blue flower-heads.

British Echinops at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Read on to discover which other flowers, foliage, plants and sundries you can expect to find on your next visit to the Flower Market.

British Flowers

Trolleys brimming with pastel pink British hydrangeas greet you at Porters Foliage this month...and what a wonderful sight they are!

British Pink Hydrangeas at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

And staying with the softer colour palette, you'll find beautifully scented pinks...

British Pinks at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

...plus frothy astilbe at Zest Flowers

British Blush Astilbe at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

How wonderful is the colour and texture of these poppy seed heads?

 British Poppy Seed Heads at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Bupleurum, with its bright chartreuse blooms, is the perfect filler to add to designs with jewel tones. You'll find it at Zest Flowers.

British Bupleurum at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 

If you're planning on creating an arrangement with hot colours like red and orange, how about this Crocosmia 'Lucifer'?

British Orange Crocosmia Lucifer at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

And yes, boxes of mixed British dahlias have started to come in at Pratley!

British Mixed Dahlias at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 

World Flowers

Lofty, one metre tall dahlias are also available at Nine Elms this month. Perfect for large scale designs, they're available at Dennis Edwards Flowers

Dahlias at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Upstairs at the Flower Market, there are ten florists and one of them is Smith & Green, a wholesale florist. They provide a 'personal shopping' service for florists, delivering mainly in the London area.

Contact Jack if you'd like to chat about how they can help your business...whether you're looking for flowers for events, parties, weddings, flower festivals or shop sales. And I should also mention that Smith & Green are holders of the prestigious Royal Warrant to her Majesty the Queen!

Jack Green Smith & Green at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

If you're searching for garden roses in a range of different colours, check out these mixed wraps at Dennis Edwards Flowers

Mixed Garden Roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Now, if ever there was a flower more aptly named, it would be this one. 'Angel Cheeks'...could there be a more perfect way of describing this pretty peony? You'll find it at Bloomfield, where although the peony season is starting to come to an end, they still have a great selection. 

Pale Pink Angel Cheek Peonies at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

If your bride-to-be has set her heart on a lilac colour scheme for her big day blooms, then how about these 'Sterling Sensation' spray roses...

Pale Lilac Sterling Sensation Spray Roses at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

...or Scabiosa caucasica ‘Lisa’

Pale Lilac Scabiosa caucasica Lisa at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

These elegant pale pink 'Momoko' bloom chrysanthemums stopped me in my tracks at J H Hart Flowers!

Pale Pink Momoko Chrysanthemums at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

And I adore the colour of this Daucus carota ‘Dara’ at Bloomfield.

Daucus carota Dara at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Rubus ‘Chester’ can already be found at Nine Elms.

Rubus Chester at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

On the search for small pure-white filler flowers? Then look no further...check out this Achillea millefolium ‘ White Beauty’, also known as yarrow, at Bloomfield

Achillea millefolium White Beauty at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Just how exquisite is the perfect petal structure of these ‘Karma Maarten Zwaan’ dahlias?!

White Karma Maarten Zwaan Dahlias at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

And have you seen these vibrant yellow thistle-like flowers before? They're Centaurea macrocephala and you'll find them at A Goodchild.

Yellow Centaurea macrocephala at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

British Foliage

Seasonal foliage can utterly transform your floral designs! How about this Portuguese laurel at GB Foliage?

British Portuguese Laurel at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Or if you're looking for berries, check out this guelder berry at Porters Foliage

British Guelder Berry at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

For a lighter shade of green, there's sorbus, also known as white leaf.

British Sorbs at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

The scent of mint at the foliage wholesalers this month is heavenly! There are several varieties including apple mint

British Apple Mint at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

British Plants

At L.Mills, sizzling vivid colours are definitely the flavour of the month! There are trays upon trays of bright zinnias...

British Zinnia Plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

..and Celosia plumosa, otherwise referred to as Prince of Wales' Feathers.

British Celosia plumosa plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

World Plants

As well as mint, another scent which greets you at the Flower Market this month is chocolate! Head to Evergreen for Cosmos atrosanguineus plants, with their velvety, deep crimson flowers.

Chocolate Cosmos Plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Or if you're looking for tall blooms to add height and structure, check out these Digitalis purpurea ‘Double Beauty’ at Quality Plants.

Digitalis purpurea Double Beauty at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Looking for diddy plants with trailing foliage? Then how about this Bacopa ‘Snowflake’ at Evergreen, with masses of small white flowers. 

Bacopa Snowflake at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

How gorgeous are these Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' plants at Quality Plants with their cool-green flower heads?

Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

They also have these prickly cacti plants, Echinocactus grusonii, amusingly also known as mother-in-law's cushion!

Echinocactus grusonii at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

If you're looking for on-trend houseplants, then Ficus lyrata or fiddle-leaf fig plants, are exactly what you need. Arnott & Mason have several varieties in different heights. For example, standard and single stem.

Ficus lyrata Fiddle-Leaf Fig Plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

They also have these impressive Alocasia plants, also known as Elephant’s Ear plant due to the shape of its big leaves. It's just the trick if you're looking to fill a large space.

Alocasia Elephant's Ear Plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

Sundries

New stock is always arriving at C Best. Have you seen these clear glass vases which have come in recently?

Clear Glass Vases at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

If it's rustic pots you're searching for, they have a wide range in various shapes and sizes.

Rustic Pots at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

And let's not forget their faux flower room. What an incredible selection they have available!

Faux Silk Flowers at New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this month’s report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! As always, we’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.

P.S. If you've not visited New Covent Garden Flower Market before and would like to be shown around, do book one of our Introductory Tours.

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Hi I am trying to find out

Hi I am trying to find out where I can buy Pampas Grass bundles

Jilly Mattley Essentially Christmas Decorating & Essentially Floral

Hi Jilly The best people to

Hi Jilly
The best people to contact for pampas grass would probably be one of our foliage wholesalers, either Porters Foliage or GB Foliage. You can find the contact details for Porters Foliage here: http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/users/porters-foliage-ltd and GB Foliage here: http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/users/g-b-foliage

Hello, I wanted to find out

Hello,

I wanted to find out whether Strelitzia/Bird-of-Paradise are available typically at this flower market?

Many thanks,
Kate

Hi Kate Yes, strelitzia are

Hi Kate
Yes, strelitzia are available from a few of our wholesalers here at the market. As they're generally imported, they tend to be available almost all year round so you shouldn't have a problem sourcing any.

Hi, I'm starting up a

Hi, I'm starting up a succulent and cacti business and need to increase my stock as well as looking for a supply of small pots. Is the Flower Market a good way to source this.

Thanks
DG

Hi Denise Absolutely, our

Hi Denise
Absolutely, our sundries wholesalers sell a wide range of small pots and our plant wholesalers stock lots of succulents and cacti, and are constantly updating their product ranges. I've sent you an email with some more info about buying from the market and contact details for traders who stock small pots and cacti/succulents :)