Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this August

Written by Rona Wheeldon
August 01, 2019

Whether you're looking for pastel blooms or flowers in bright bold colours for wedding designs this month, you'll be spoilt for choice!

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Roses At Zest Flowers Hero Image

For example, wraps upon wraps of stunningly scented English roses in soft tones, pictured above, can be found at Zest Flowers. And read on to discover more blooms not only in pretty pastel shades, but also striking hot colours like sizzling cerise pink.

British Flowers

With its cloud-like clusters of delicate florets, Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle is the perfect ingredient for wedding flower designs.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle At Zest Flowers

To see their scale, here's a photo of the ever-helpful Luke at Zest Flowers in their specially dedicated British Flowers area on their stand. And if you'd like to see where these gorgeous flowers 'grew up', head over to the Zest Instagram account.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Luke At Zest Flowers With British Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle

At Zest, also gracing their British Flowers section are Heliopsis helianthoides, Daucus carota, Hypericum, Achillea, Dahlias, Scabious and Verbena bonariensis.

Meanwhile, on Pratley's British Flowers stand, across the corridor from their main stand, you'll find homegrown blooms aplenty too. How about these Eryngiums for adding an interesting texture to arrangements?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Eryngiums At Pratley

Plus you'll find Blue Cornflowers there, together with the black variety. And all these other flowers too ... Sweet Williams, Alstroemeria, Lisianthus, Lilies, Gladioli and Statice.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Blue Cornflowers At Pratley

World Flowers

If you're on the look-out for fun flowers, perhaps for a party or event, then you may like to use these quirky Pasta varieties of Gerbera in zingy colours, which you'll find at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Assorted Varieties Of Pasta Gerberas At Dennis Edwards Flowers

In the 'pink area' of their stand, as featured recently on their Instagram account, they have these dazzling Sweet Williams. And their variety name is Lancelot.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sweet Williams Lancelot At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Staying with the same colour palette, but at the opposite end of the Flower Market, you'll find these gorgeous Cosmos bipinnatus at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cosmos Bipinnatus At Bloomfield

They also have a range of unusually named spray roses, all prefixed with 'Grandma's Garden'! Here's Grandma's Garden Katy, a white and soft pink variety, slightly reminiscent of Mimi Eden.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Grandmas Garden Katy Spray Roses At Bloomfield

Also in their Rose Area are these exquisite garden style roses called Emma Woodhouse. They're proving to be a real hit with customers, as are these Tinkerbell roses.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Emma Woodhouse Roses At Bloomfield

What better way to add an ethereal touch to a design than with this beautiful Limonium Beltlaard?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Limonium Beltlaard At Bloomfield

Or for another delicate filler flower, you may decide to use this Ammi majus Graceland?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ammi Majus Graceland At Bloomfield

Add a touch of movement to designs with this appropriately named Lysimachia Mamba White!

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lysimachia Mamba White At Zest Flowers

Have you come across this fabulous dark variety of Lisianthus before? With its deep purple petals, it's got the lovely name of Bohemian Black Violet. And you'll find it at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lisianthus Bohemian Black Violet At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Last, but not least, on the flower front for this month are these jewelled coloured Callistephus Matsumoto Dark Blue. With their layers upon layers of petals, they're a wonderful way of not only adding texture, but also a splash of colour to a design.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Callistephus Matsumoto Dark Blue At Dennis Edwards Flowers

British Foliage

As well as stocking many different types of greenery, our specialised foliage wholesalers also sell a range of other great additions for your designs. For example, these homegrown Teasels, which you can find this month at GB Foliage. Check out their Instagram account to keep up-to-date with their new arrivals.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Teasels At Gb Foliage

At Porters Foliage, you'll find incredible Lemon Scented Geranium Foliage, perfect for summer hand-tied bouquets! And do follow their Instagram account too for current availability.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Lemon Scented Geranium Foliage At Porters Foliage

You'll find so many other different seasonal varieties of greenery at the market this month. How about this British Rowan, also known as Mountain Ash, with its scarlet berries?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Rowan At Gb Foliage

British Plants

Trolleys brimming with British Zinnia plants can be found at L Mills. They're ideal for window boxes, which are in full sun.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Zinnia Plants At L Mills

World Plants

Arnott & Mason always have an amazing range of succulents. And this month is no exception, with these fabulous trays of different varieties. If you'd like to keep abreast of houseplant trends, do follow their Instagram account, where they recently shared that houseplants containing elements of pinks are currently proving to be very popular!

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Trays Of Mixed Succulents At Arnott Mason

Also known as Chinese Dunce Cap, how cute are these Orostachys iwarenge plants at Quality Plants?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Orostachys Iwarenge Plants At Quality Plants

Whilst over at Evergreen, you'll find Agapanthus plants in white and blue in abundance. Did you know that Evergreen are on Instagram too?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Agapanthus Plants At Evergreen

Spider plants, also known as Chlorophytum comosum, remind me of growing up in the 1970s. And I always used to be mesmerised by the plant's 'babies' or spiderettes, as they're apparently known! You'll find these on-trend hanging plants currently at Arnott & Mason.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chlorophytum Comosum Plant At Arnott Mason

Sundries

At Quality Plants, they've recently had a delivery of new pots and containers, as featured on their Instagram account. How cool are their 'cactus' effect designs?

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cactus Effect Pots At Quality Plants

Plus, of course, they continue to stock a range of these popular rustic metal mini urns.

New Covent Garden Flower Market August 2019 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Small Rustic Metal Urns At Quality Plants

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! As always, it features just some of the many floral and foliage highlights at the market this month. You'll also find Hydrangeas, Heleniums, Nigella, Brodiaea, Amaranthus caudatus, Fountain Grass, Pampas Grass, Eucalyptus robusta ... to name but a few!

We’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Simply fill in the boxes below.

P.S. Look out later this month for our 'Florist's Guide to Dahlias' report!

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