Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this November

Written by Rona Wheeldon
November 02, 2017

Autumn's well and truly here with crisp, bright mornings. It's time to wrap up in chunky woollens and sip plenty of steaming mugs of hot drinks, to keep you warm whilst you work away.

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Malus ‘ Red Sentinel’ At Zest Flowers

Let's discover what you can expect to see at the Flower Market, when you visit this month. For starters, crab apples are in abundance! Check out this fabulous variety above called Malus ‘Red Sentinel’

And even though we're in November, there are still lots of homegrown blooms to be found!

British Flowers

Head to Pratley for boxes aplenty of Oriental lilies, including this elegant white variety called 'Ascot'

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Ascot White Oriental Lilies At Pratley

If it's mixed Antirrhinums you're after, then you're in luck there too!

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Mixed Antirrhinums At Pratley

And yes, that intoxicating scent is back! British narcissi can be found at several wholesalers, including this variety called 'Innisidgen' from the Isles of Scilly. It's available at Pratley

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Innisidgen Narcissi At Pratley

World Flowers

Staying with yellow blooms, head to Zest Flowers for this striking variety of Chrysanthemum called 'Sunny Boris Becker'

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Chrysanthemum Sunny Boris Becker At Zest Flowers

For an intense pop of deep cerise, they have these 'Lilac Bull' dahlias.

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlia Lilac Bull At Zest Flowers

It's so lovely to see that anemones have started to reappear at New Covent Garden Market. This is a particularly stunning variety, with its deep red/burgundy petals, called Anemone coronaria ‘Meron Bordeaux’. You'll find it at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Anemone Coronaria ‘ Meron Bordeaux’ At Bloomfield

Autumn's not all about red, burgundy and orange tones though. How about these hot pink ranunculus? Perfect for adding a splash of vibrant colour to an arrangement. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hot Pink Extra Ranunculus At Bloomfield

For a design with a more muted colour palette, there's this beautiful new variety of rose called Lovelace+. Its petals are soft pink with just a hint of lilac. And you'll find it at Dennis Edwards Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lovelace Rose At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Ronnie at Bloomfield is such a font of flower knowledge! If you've got any questions on their stand, he'll be more than happy to help. Oh, and did you know that he's also passionate about photography? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ronnie At Bloomfield

He kindly introduced me to this very pretty bi-coloured variety of waxflower called 'My Sweet 16'.

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona My Sweet 16 Waxflower At Bloomfield

Staying with pink, how about this delightful rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius)

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pink Rice Flower Ozothamnus Diosmifolius At Bloomfield

Yes...lilac's back at Nine Elms with this Syringa vulgaris 'Dark Koster'. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lilac Dark Koster At Bloomfield

If you're looking for purple blooms, look no further. A Goodchild have this Aster 'Astee Dark Milka'

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Aster Astee Dark Milka At A Goodchild

Whilst over at R French & Sons, you'll find Iris 'Blue Magic' with its dark violet-blue petals and bright yellow markings. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Iris Blue Magic At R French Sons

Alternatively, for a white colour palette, check out this Ammi visnaga at Dennis Edwards Flowers

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ammi Visnaga At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Last but not least in this section, there's this incredible Amaranthus 'Green Spider' at Zest Flowers. By the way, if you missed it first time around, do take a read of this special Amaranthus Product Profile

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Amaranthus Green Spider At Zest Flowers

British Foliage

Perfect for adding texture to hand-tied bouquets, berried ivy is available at the foliage wholesalers. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Berried Ivy At Porters Foliage

At GB Foliage, you'll also find camellia, with its glossy evergreen leaves. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Floweorona British Camellia At Gb Foliage

And a similar leaf shape, but more matt in texture, can be found in go-go (gaultheria)

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Floweorona British Go Go Gaultheria At Gb Foliage

It's wonderful to see that magnolia bud has started to appear. You'll find it at Porters Foliage

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Magnolia Bud At Porters Foliage

Plus cotoneaster with its vivid orange-red berries can be found in plentiful supply. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cotoneaster With Berries At Porters Foliage

British Plants

Bob at L.Mills has an extensive range of potted chrysanthemum plants, in a wide variety of hues. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Chrysanthemum Plants At L  Mills

Plus hebe plants, which are ideal for window boxes and tubs at this time of year. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hebe Plants At L Mills

World Plants

If you're searching for hyacinth bulbs, then head to Evergreen Exterior Services. How about potting some up in containers with moss and seasonal twigs to sell as gifts? 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hyacinth Bulbs At Evergreen

Evergreen also have a wonderful selection of bay trees (Laurus nobilis) in stock. These popular evergreen shrubs are just the ticket if you're looking for statement plants for brightening up your client's doorways, roof terraces or patios. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Laurus Nobilis Bay Trees At Evergreen

Now, these are unusual specimens! Nepenthes, also known as pitcher plants. They're carnivorous and they'd certainly make a very cool hanging houseplant! You'll find them at Quality Plants

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Nepenthes Pitcher Plants At Quality Plants

That's where they also have these lovely echeveria plants in vintage trays. Isn't it such a great way to display your succulents in-store?

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mixed Echeveria In Vintage Trays At Quality Plants Succulents

Over at Arnott & Mason, you'll find Calathea ornata, which is part of the family known as prayer plants. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Calathea Ornata At Arnott Mason

And they also have these diddy, colourful Fittonia plants, with delicately veined leaves. Freddie tells me that they're very popular for terrariums. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Floweorona Fittonia At Arnott Mason

Sundries 

Have you visited Evergreen Pots and Soil recently? They have a great selection of containers including these Cimstone pots, which come in different sizes.  

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cimstone Pots At Evergreen Pots And Soil

Plus they have a range of standard terracotta pots.

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Terracotta Pots At Evergreen Pots And Soil

If it's ericaceous compost you're after for your acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, pieris and Japanese maples, they have plenty in stock, together with lots of other types of compost. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market In Season Report November 2017 Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Ericaceous Compost At Evergreen Pots And Soil

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.   

P.S. Look out soon for our special bumper Christmas guide!

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