Here's a snapshot of some of these botanical treats at New Covent Garden Flower Market. You'll find a fabulous array of colours and forms, including rose hip varieties such as Rosa ‘Sensational Fantasy’.
During the autumn months, many different types of rose hips, berries and seed heads are available at Nine Elms from both the flower and foliage wholesalers.
You'll find rose hips in a range of stem lengths, varying from short which are suitable for hand-tieds to those much taller that are perfect for pedestal designs.
On the seed head front, there's scabious, crocosmia, agapanthus and poppies. And berries wise, look out for viburnum, celastrus and callicarpa.
Plus there's an amazing assortment of foliage with berries including arbutus also sometimes referred to as strawberry tree, eucalyptus, juniper, ivy, phytolacca and cotoneaster.
Rosa Easy Hiphop
Rosa Autumn Spirit
Viburnum opulus Compactum
Crocosmia Bes van Babylon
Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii
Agapanthus Seed Heads
Viburnum ‘Blueberry Hill’
Poppy Seed Heads
Using rose hips, berries or seed heads in arrangements is an ideal way to add texture and movement.
Here are some examples of beautiful designs...
(Source: JamJar Flowers)
(Source: Simon Nickell Design)
(Source: Catherine Muller London)
(Source: Urban Flower Co)
(Source: Grace & Thorn)
(Source: That Flower Shop)
(Source: The Flower Bird/Blue Sky Flowers)
(Source: Zita Elze)
(Source: Kitten Grayson Flowers)
(Source: Paul Thomas Flowers)
(Source: Rebel Rebel)
(Source: Nikki TIbbles Wild at Heart)
(Source: Simon Lycett)
(Source: NB Flowers)
We'd love to see photos of arrangements that you've made using rose hips, berries or seed heads from New Covent Garden Flower Market. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your company name and website address. Or if you prefer, you could post your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us with @MarketFlowers. We'll then upload your photos into this section.
(Source: Fleur Chic Floral Design)
(Source: Beyond Flowers and Events)
I hope you've enjoyed reading this month's Product Profile. Please do ask away below if you have any questions or would like to make any general comments. As always, we'd love to hear from you...
P.S. Also look out for spindleberry, which has just started to appear at Nine Elms!