Flowers

June's Flower Market Report

Written by Rona Wheeldon
June 05, 2017

British flowers are in abundance at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month!

At Pratley, you'll find an extensive selection including these fabulous Drumstick Alliums. And several other traders have homegrown blooms aplenty too!

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Drumstick Alliums At Pratley

Read on to discover more flowers, foliage, plants and sundries which you can expect to see at Nine Elms when you visit...

British Flowers

Boxes upon boxes of dainty purple-blue Brodiaea (Triteleia), whose common name is cluster-lily, can also be found at Pratley...

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Brodiaea Triteleia At Pratley

...together with sweet peas in a myriad of different colours.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Sweet Peas At Pratley

In the Zest Flowers British corner, you'll find lilac alliums and phacelia.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Alliums At Zest Flowers

If you're looking for a more vibrant hue, check out these cornflowers at Pratley!

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cornflowers At Pratley

With peony season now in full swing, British peonies are in plentiful supply.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Peonies At Pratley

Whilst over at Zest Flowers, you'll find an incredible range of English scented roses, including this variety with bright pink frilly petals called 'Augusta Louise'.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Augusta Louise Roses At Zest Flowers

World Flowers

If your brides-to-be are set on peonies being featured in their wedding flower designs, then you're sure to find virtually every variety you've ever wished for at the Flower Market this month! How about this pretty pale yellow beauty at Bloomfield called 'Lemon Chiffon'?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lemon Chiffon Peony Bloomfield

If you're making a design which needs a splash of orange with a thistle-like texture to boot, then head to A Goodchild for Carthamus tinctorius 'Zanzibar'.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Carthamus Tinctorius Zanzibar At A Goodchild

Or for a different shaped orange bloom, choose Calendula officinalis 'Green Spot Orange' at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Calendula Officinalis Green Spot Orange At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Just how striking is this variety of sunflower called Helianthus annuus ‘Flame’ with its dark brown centre surrounded by yellow petals tinged with reddish-brown?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sunflowers Helianthus Annuus Ôçÿ Flameôçö At Zest Flowers

Brightly coloured irises can be found at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Irises At Dennis Edwards

And have you seen Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' before, with its tall spikes of tubular lavender flowers?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Plectranthus Mona Lavender At Bloomfield

How wonderful are these spire-shaped lupins at Zest Flowers? They were Jay Archer's chosen flower in British Flowers Week 2015 and here are some of the beautiful designs she created featuring them.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lupins At Zest Flowers

If you have a 'Cadbury purple' wedding or photo shoot coming up, check out this Campanula glomerata ‘Genti Blue’ at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Campanula Glomerata Ôçÿ Genti Blueôçö At Dennis Edwards

Or if a dusky pink is more in fitting with your floral style, how about this Nectaroscordum siculum at Deanos Flowers?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Nectaroscordum Siculum At Deanos Flowers

I a-d-o-r-e the deep burgundy leaves of this Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' at Bloomfield, which would be ideal for a moody, dark floral urn design!

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Physocarpus Opulifolius Diablo At Bloomfield

Proving to be very popular at the moment for natural, relaxed floral designs is Orlaya grandiflora and you can find it at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Orlaya Grandiflora At Dg Whoelsale Flowers

If you're looking for that something special to add to an arrangement, how about this Philadelphus (Mock Orange), with its highly scented single white flowers?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Italian Philadelphus Mock Orange At Porters Foliage

Ideal for 'all foliage' hand-tied designs is this Lunaria annua (green).

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lunaria Annua Green At Bloomfield

British Foliage

Beautiful red hazel can be found this month at GB Foliage...

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Red Hazel At Gb Foliage

...where there also have this lovely broad leaf variety of oak.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Type Of Oak Ôçô Broad Leaf At Gb Foliage

If it's flowering privet you're after, then make a bee-line for Porters Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Flowering Privet At Porters Foliage

Euonymus with its golden splashed, green leaves is available at GB Foliage.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Euonymus At Gb Foliage

And you'll even find rhododendron in bloom at Nine Elms this month!

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Rhododendron In Flower At Porters Foliage

British Plants

Three plants altogether in one tray, which they call a Confetti Garden Mix is available at L Mills. It includes Verbena, Petunia and Million Bells.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Confetti Garden Mix At L Mills  Verbena Petunia And Million Bells

They also have these dinky white euphorbia plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Euphorbia Plants At L Mills

World Plants

At Quality Plants, you'll find stunningly fragrant Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine).

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Trachelospermum Jasminoides Star Jasmine At Quality Plants

Whilst at Arnott & Mason, there's Sansevieria zeylanica (Mother-in-Law's Tongue). Renowned for its sword-like grey-green leaves, it must be one of easiest houseplants to grow. So, it's perfect for customers with busy lifestyles, who are looking to add a touch of green to their homes.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sansevieria Zeylanica Arnott Mason

How pretty are these Salvia greggii ‘Savannah Purple’ plants at Evergreen?

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Salvia Greggii Ôçÿ Savannah Purpleôçö Plants At Evergreen

For instant colour at a height, check out these 6ft clematis plants at Quality Plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona 6Ft Clematis Plants At Quality Plants

Or for something lower level, there are these gorgeous Streptocarpus plants at Arnott & Mason

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Streptocarpus Plants At Arnott Mason

Sundries

At The Flower Store, which is part of Bloomfield, there's always something great to discover on the vase front. Take these amber glass vases for example.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Amber Glass Vases At Bloomfield

And these very on-trend clear glass vases in packs of three.

New Covent Garden Flower Market Flower Market Report June 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Clear Glass Vases At Bloomfield

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. Don't forget that British Flowers Week is taking place this month from 19-25 June. For full details, please visit the British Flowers Week website.

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