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!
Head to Pratley for boxes aplenty of Oriental lilies, including this elegant white variety called 'Ascot'.
If it's mixed Antirrhinums you're after, then you're in luck there too!
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.
Staying with yellow blooms, head to Zest Flowers for this striking variety of Chrysanthemum called 'Sunny Boris Becker'.
For an intense pop of deep cerise, they have these 'Lilac Bull' dahlias.
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.
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.
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.
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?
He kindly introduced me to this very pretty bi-coloured variety of waxflower called 'My Sweet 16'.
Staying with pink, how about this delightful rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius)?
Yes...lilac's back at Nine Elms with this Syringa vulgaris 'Dark Koster'.
If you're looking for purple blooms, look no further. A Goodchild have this Aster 'Astee Dark Milka'.
Whilst over at R French & Sons, you'll find Iris 'Blue Magic' with its dark violet-blue petals and bright yellow markings.
Alternatively, for a white colour palette, check out this Ammi visnaga at Dennis Edwards Flowers.
Perfect for adding texture to hand-tied bouquets, berried ivy is available at the foliage wholesalers.
At GB Foliage, you'll also find camellia, with its glossy evergreen leaves.
And a similar leaf shape, but more matt in texture, can be found in go-go (gaultheria).
It's wonderful to see that magnolia bud has started to appear. You'll find it at Porters Foliage.
Plus cotoneaster with its vivid orange-red berries can be found in plentiful supply.
Bob at L.Mills has an extensive range of potted chrysanthemum plants, in a wide variety of hues.
Plus hebe plants, which are ideal for window boxes and tubs at this time of year.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Over at Arnott & Mason, you'll find Calathea ornata, which is part of the family known as prayer plants.
And they also have these diddy, colourful Fittonia plants, with delicately veined leaves. Freddie tells me that they're very popular for terrariums.
Have you visited Evergreen Pots and Soil recently? They have a great selection of containers including these Cimstone pots, which come in different sizes.
Plus they have a range of standard terracotta pots.
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.
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!