Flowers

July's Flower Market Report

Written by Rona Wheeldon
June 30, 2017

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Echinops At Pratley

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!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hydrangeas At Porters Foliage

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Pinks At Pratley

...plus frothy astilbe at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Astilbe At Zest Flowers

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Poppy Seed Heads At Pratley

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Bupleurum At Zest Flowers

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Crocosmia Lucifer At Pratley

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dahlias At Pratley

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlias At Dennis Edwards Flowers

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!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Jack Green At Smith Green

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mixed Garden Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Angel Cheeks Peonies At Bloomfield

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...

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sterling Sensation Spray Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers

...or Scabiosa caucasica 'Lisa'?

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Scabiosa Caucasica Lisa At Bloomfield

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Momoko Bloom Chrysanthemums At J H Hart Flowers

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Daucus Carota Dara At Bloomfield

Rubus 'Chester' can already be found at Nine Elms.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Rubus Chester At Bloomfield

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Achillea Millefolium White Beauty At Bloomfield

Just how exquisite is the perfect petal structure of these 'Karma Maarten Zwaal dahlias?!

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Karma Maarten Zwaan Dahlias At Bloomfield

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Centaurea Macrocephala At A Goodchild

British Foliage

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Portuguese Laurel At Gb Foliage

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Guelder Berry At Porters Foliage

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Sorbus At Porters Foliage

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Apple Mint At Gb Foliage

British Plants

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Zinnia Plants At L Mills

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Celosia Plumosa Plants At L Mills

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cosmos Atrosanguineus Chocolate Cosmos At Evergreen

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Digitalis Purpurea Double Beauty At Quality Plants

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bacopa Snowflake At Evergreen

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle At Quality Plants

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Echinocactus Grusonii Also Known As Mother In Laws Cushion At Quality Plants

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Fiddle Leaf Fig Or Ficus Lyrata At Arnott Mason

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.

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Alocasia Elephants Ear Plant At Arnott Mason

Sundries

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Glass Vases At C Best

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Rustic Pots At C Best

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

New Covent Garden Flower Market July 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Faux Flowers At C Best

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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