Flowers

October's Flower Market Report

Written by Rona Wheeldon
October 04, 2016

As temperatures begin to dip and autumn starts to get into full swing, you'll find a wonderful seasonal colour palette of yellow, orange, red and burgundy at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month.

Homegrown blooms continue to be available in abundance, including these stunning sunflowers at Pratley.

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Read on to discover what else you can expect to find on your next visit to Nine Elms...

British Flowers

Chrysanthemums may be available all year round, but their peak British season is now. And you'll find mixed boxes at Pratley...

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...where they also have helichrysums, also known as strawflowers.

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Over at Zest Flowers, there's still a great selection in their 'British Corner' this month, including heleniums...

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...and white delphiniums.

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World Flowers

Perfect filler flowers for adding movement to designs are Euphorbia fulgens with this white variety called 'Quicksilver'...

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...and the oh so popular, Daucus carota 'Dara'.

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Staying with burgundy hues, look out for this gorgeous Hydrangea Magical Ruby Red Aubergine. Isn't it incredible?!

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You'll find nerines aplenty including this variety called 'Mr John'.

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And if you're looking for small sunflowers to add a little pop of colour to a design, then 'Sonja' is just the ticket. You'll find them at Zest Flowers.

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By the way, if you missed it first time round, here's a link to the Sunflowers Product Profile, which you may like to read. 

For a stunning apricot rose, head to Dennis Edwards Flowers where they have this new variety called 'Copperfield'.

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Rose hips are available this month, including this one called 'Pumpkin' at DG Wholesale Flowers.

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And ideal for Halloween displays and designs are these Physalis (Chinese lanterns) at S Robert Allen.

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Looking for a spray rose for your autumnal arrangements? Well, how about this striking bloom called 'Fire Flash'?

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I couldn't quite believe it either, but tulips have started to trickle in, with this double variety called 'Gudoshnik' at DG Wholesale Flowers!

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And yes... anemones are beginning to appear on traders' stands too! How lovely is this one called 'Marianne Red'?

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British Plants

October sees the arrival of large cyclamen plants at L Mills...

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...together with trays upon trays of dainty violas, ideal for adding a splash of colour to window boxes and pots.

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World Plants

Burgundy botanicals can also be found on plant traders' stands with Begonia Rex at Quality Plants

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And they have pineapple plants too in different colourways. This popular tropical fruit continues to be a big trend in interiors, from John Lewis to House of Hackney

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Skimmia plants are in plentiful supply at Evergreen.

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Whilst over at Arnott & Mason, they have a new supplier for these quirky botanicals ...Chinese Money Plants also known as Pilea peperomioides. Apparently, they're all the rage with East London hipsters!

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Palms also continue to be a big trend and you'll find an extensive selection at Arnott & Mason. Did you see the recent article in The Evening Standard, which name-checks A&M? Click here if you'd like to take a read. 

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British Foliage

If you're on the search for British seasonal foliage, then head outside to Foliage Row for crab apple branches at Porters Foliage.

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Whilst at GB Foliage, you'll find containers brimming full of beech.

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To add a rustic touch to a wedding or event, how about adding some hops?

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Or perhaps this clematis, also fondly known as 'Old Man's Beard', at GB Foliage.

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Genista (broom) can also be found in plentiful supply...

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...as is spindleberry.

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World Foliage

Inside, the autumnal burgundy hues continue with Cotinus coggygria at S Robert Allen.

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But if you're looking for something a little bit different for an event, then head to Dennis Edwards Flowers for this brightly painted Eucalyptus cinerea.

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I mentioned physalis earlier, but the quintessential Halloween 'must-have' is of course the pumpkin. You'll find them, and pumpkinis too, at Porters Foliage...

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...together with trays upon trays of gourds, with their wonderful markings.

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Sundries

Last but not least, C Best have recently had a delivery of fabulous new containers. And here's a small selection.

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They'll also soon be stocking Halloween and Christmas paraphernalia!

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. Just to let you know, if you ever come to the Flower Market by foot, from Thursday 20th October the step pedestrian entrance will move to the other side of the ramp into the Market. For more details, please click here.

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