Flower Market Report [JUN]

02/06/2016 - 10:51

Summer is starting to make an appearance at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month with a wonderful array of seasonal British blooms now available from many traders. For example, dainty cornflowers, both mixed and blue.

British blue cornflower at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Don’t forget that British Flowers Week takes place from June 13th-19th! Click here for all the details. Now, time to discover what else you can expect to find on your next visit to the Market…

British Flowers

At Pratley, as well as homegrown sweet peas, lilies and lisianthus, there are also drumstick alliums. If you missed it first time round, you may like to have a read of their special Product Profile

British purple drumstick alliums at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Over at S Robert Allen, there are bunches upon bunches of delicate brodiaea (triteleia).

British blue brodiaea at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

And at Zest Flowers, the 'British Corner' of their stand is growing in size every week, with British blooms such as sweet rocket...

British purple sweet rocket at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

...phacelia...

British lilac phacelia at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

...and pink campion. Seeing this delicate flower fondly reminds me of childhood walks in the Devonshire lanes!

British pink campion at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Oh, and let's not forget sweet william at Pratley.

British pink sweet wiliams at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Also look out for a super range of British flowers including sweet peas, cornflowers and peonies at DG Wholesale Flowers.

World Flowers

I don't think I've EVER seen as many peonies under one roof as on my visit to the Market this month. The whole place is teeming with just about every variety imaginable. Trevor and his colleagues at S Robert Allen have a terrific display, which includes Coral Sunset.

Trevor S Robert Allen at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Throughout the Market, you'll also find Sarah Bernhardt, Red Charm, Command Performance, Dr Alexander Fleming, Moonrise, Coral Charm... the list goes on. One which really shines out for me this month is Monsieur Jules Elie, which you can find at Zest Flowers.

Pink Monsieur Jules Elie peonies at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Have you seen this particular carnation before? It's called Viper Wine and it's available at Alagar.

Pink Viper Wine carnations at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Quirky lupins as cut flowers can be found at Bloomfield, whilst plants are available at Quality Plants.

Lupins at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

There are lots of different varieties of aquilegia including beautiful Blue Barlow at Dennis Edwards Flowers. By the way, Dennis has had a bit of a move around and you'll now find his main flower stand opposite the entrance to Whittingtons.

Purple Blue Barlow aquilegia at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

If you're looking for the perfect floral ingredient for a 'garden gathered' style bouquet, he also has borage with its pretty blue star shaped blooms.

Blue borage at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Or if you're looking for an ideal flower for a new baby boy bouquet, then this pale blue variety of hydrangea at DG Wholesale Flowers called Mammoet is ideal.

Blue Mammoet hydrangea at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Campanula blooms can be found in various hues, including this one called Champion Lavender.

Campanula Champion Lavender at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

And a little similar to daffodils in flower shape, Eucharis lilies are available at Alagar.

White Eucharis lilies at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Blushing Bride proteas are such an apt flower to include in wedding flower designs and they're available at Dennis Edwards Flowers. For a stunning example of a bridal bouquet by Saipua which features them, click here

Blushing Bride proteas at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

And very excitingly, they've arrived. Yes, Café au Lait dahlias are back! Excellent news for many a bride-to-be...

Blush Cafe au Lait dahlias at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

British Plants

Bob at L Mills says that New Guinea Busy Lizzies make him very happy, because having them arrive at the Market means that summer is coming...!

Bob at L Mills and British New Guinea Busy Lizzies at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

He also has a superb selection of supersized British geraniums.

British pink supersized geraniums at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

World Plants

Trays upon trays of dwarf dahlias can be found at Evergreen, not only in red, but also white, pink, burgundy and yellow.

Red dwarf dahlias at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

And that's where you'll also find beautifully scented stock (Matthiola incana) in pale pink, cerise pink, cream, purple and white.

Pink stocks Matthiola incana at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

This Rhyncospermum Jasminoides stopped me in my tracks as the scent was absolutely amazing when I walked past Quality Plants!

White Rhynospermum Jasminoides at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Very much in evidence at the recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show, they also have white and pink foxgloves. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about our award-winning exhibit at the show!

White foxgloves at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Did you see the Japanese maples at Chelsea? Well, how about this variety called Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom' at Arnott & Mason?

Japanese maples Acer palmatum Skeeters Broom at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

They also have these striking kangaroo paw (anigozanthos) plants, which you can find out more about in our recent Product Profile...

Kangaroo paw anigozanthos at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

British Foliage

If you're making an on-trend compotier design, this guelder on Foliage Row is just the ticket!

British white guelder at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

And staying with foliage with flowers, there's flowering rhododendron.

British flowering rhododendron at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Forsythia's starting to come in...

British forsythia at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

...and there's also privet, fabulous for bouquets and pedestal designs.

British privet at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Dock has such a lovely texture and you'll find it at Porters Foliage.

British dock at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Whilst over at GB Foliage, the mighty structural leaves of the artichoke are available...

British artichoke foliage at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

...plus white leaf, also known as sorbus.

British white leaf sorbus at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Sundries

If you're on the look-out for containers for outdoor planting, C Best have a great selection. Included in their range are fibre clay planters in different shapes and sizes in cream and black washed. Some textured, some smooth.

Black wash fibre clay plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

Cream fibre clay planters at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2016

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.

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does anyone sell plants or

does anyone sell plants or trees that would be suitable for an outdoor terrace?

Hi Diane Thank you very much

Hi Diane

Thank you very much for your message.

We have several plant wholesalers who sell planting suitable for an outdoor terrace:

- Quality Plants
- Arnott & Mason
- Evergreen Exteriors
- Pratley
- L Mills

All their individual contact details are on our online Traders Directory : http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/traders

Best wishes
Rona

Hello I would like to buy

Hello
I would like to buy some sweetpeas for a party at the befinning of next month, and possibly some roses and other bits and pieces. Can you tell me where I would find them? Do I buy from a trader or florist and is there a minimum quantity?
I have never visited the flower market before. What time should I arrive and will I be able to park?! And is there a map to navigate by?
I was thinking I would come and do a recce beforehand and possibly place an order?
Help!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Julie

Hi Julie, Many of the

Hi Julie,

Many of the wholesalers have sweet peas and roses so you would be find them here. Please remember though this is a wholesale market and therefore there are minimum order quantities (noramlly the box or bunch in which they are displayed). Therefore if you are buying smaller quantities you may wish to visit your local florist instead.

If you do come here then I could arive around 7am Mon - Sat. There is plenty of parking available, and it costs £5 to bring a vehicle onsite. Please find a map of the Market and details of how to get here at this link: http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/market/location

If you do wish to place a large order and have specific colours you require or varieties then yes you may want to do a reccy and preorder to ensure you get exactly what you want in the quantities you want.

Best wishes
Kathryn

Thank you very much. Julie

Thank you very much.
Julie