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
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
Get out the sunglasses - here's a rainbow of edible flowers to decorate the plate. Other highlights this month include the first English plums, blackcurrants, sweetcorn and more. Read on for the full low-down...