Flowers

Chelsea: flowers, medals and the sun is shining!

Written by Alastair Owen
May 28, 2012

Chelsea is a gloriously British phenomenon: it involves gardening, the Queen and seriously unpredictably weather!

Every May, the world’s media flocks to this uniquely chic celebration of the world of flowers just a hop, skip and a jump over the road from New Covent Garden Flower Market.

Our traders supply the flowers and foliage for many Chelsea competitors and friends of the Flower Market. Porters Foliage always raise a cheer for the arrival of the Japanese, who do the most unbelievable things with bun moss, not least employing dozens of people to clean every single clump with tweezers!

Congratulations to the many friends and customers of the Flower Market, who competed in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show or Chelsea in Bloom or even in the new Chelsea Fringe. Your work was spectacular and made for a truly sensational happening this year.

Huge Flower Market congratulations to:

  • Simon Lycett [www.simonlycett.co.uk] (top Flower Market customer and regular demonstrator) for a traffic-stopping display for Dodo at Chelsea in Bloom

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  • Mark Welford & Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers [www.bloomsburyflowers.co.uk] (gorgeous customers and demonstrators) for a particularly regal display for Manicomio at Chelsea in Bloom

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  • Caroline Marshall-Foster of F&WB [www.fandwb.com] for what she termed her 'gofering' for UK Horticulture!
  • Joe Massie (one of our top Christmas demonstrators last October) for his 4th consecutive year as Young Chelsea Florist of the Year

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  • Victoria Richards (our charming College day demonstrator last year) for a beautiful Chelsea Gold
  • David Ragg & David Denyer [www.flowersflowersflowers.co.uk] (2 of our fab Christmas demonstrators last October) for a spectacular Silver-Gilt exhibit for Interflora

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And also……

Can you help us identify these remaining images from Chelsea in Bloom? Who are the florists behind these beauties? Any ideas?

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