Flowers

In Season at the Flower Market this October

Written by Rona Wheeldon
October 12, 2018

The autumnal hues of orange, yellow and russet, plus the occasional pop of purple and burgundy are appearing at Nine Elms this month!

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Brassica First Lady At Zest Flowers

And with Brassica season reaching its peak, you'll be spoilt for choice. Just how wonderful is this particular variety of ornamental cabbage with its fringed leaves called First Lady? It's available at Zest Flowers.

British Flowers

Over at Pratley, you'll continue to find plenty of British blooms including these colourful mixed dahlias, certain to add a pop of vibrancy to a design. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dahlias At Pratley

And all lined up neatly in their boxes are these striking homegrown chrysanthemums, with their incredible petal structure. For more information about this well-known bloom, head over to this special report

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Chrysanthemums At Pratley

Or how about this very dainty white gypsophila? A perfect filler flower for adding a touch of lightness to an arrangement. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Gypsophila At Pratley

Plus, Pratley also have British amaranthus in red and rust, sweet williams, statice, September, zinnias, sedum and lilies. 

World Flowers

What better way to inject a touch of autumnal colour to a design than with Asclepias Beatrix? You'll find it at DG Wholesale Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Asclepias Beatrix At Dg Wholesale Flowers

If you're looking for a flower for a much softer colour palette, perhaps for a wedding, then head to Dennis Edwards Flowers for this beautiful Lisianthus Alissa Light Apricot

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Lisianthus Alissa Light Apricot At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Over at Zest Flowers, just how pretty is this variety of phlox, called Isabella, with its pinwheel shaped white and magenta blooms?

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Phlox Isabella At Zest Flowers

Another accent flower which you may like to consider is this Eupatorium Lucky Pink at Dennis Edwards Flowers, with its almost puffed florets.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Eupatorium Lucky Pink At Dennis Edwards Flowers

Do make the very most of dahlias this month as their peak season begins to come to an end. Have you seen this variety before? With pink and cream petals, it's called Café au Lait Royal and is related to the ever-popular Cafe au Lait, both of which you'll find at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dahlia Café Au Lait Royal At Bloomfield

There's an incredible range of imported chrysanthemums at the Flower Market too this month, in a wide array of different colours. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Claret Chrysanthemums At Bloomfield

And with a much smaller head size than regular Eryngium is this exquisite variety called Blue Glitter

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Eryngium Blue Glitter At Zest Flowers

Walking around Bloomfield, Dutch buckets full of this flower stopped me abruptly in my tracks. The scent of this tuberose was so heady and intoxicating! 


New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Tuberose At Bloomfield

Macrophylla varieties of hydrangea can be found aplenty at Nine Elms this month, including Rodeo and Glowing Alps. Plus there are also different types of paniculata, like this one called Kyushu, with its large conical-shaped panicles of white flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hydrangea Paniculata Kyushu At Bloomfield

British Foliage

A sure sign that the season of autumn has reached New Covent Garden Market is the arrival of crab apples, at not only our flower wholesalers but also our foliage wholesalers. This particular variety can be found at GB Foliage, where they've got a new layout to their stand. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Crab Apples At Gb Foliage

Over at Porters Foliage, there are containers brimming full of homegrown viburnum. And yes, their Christmas stock is also on display, if you're starting to consider door wreath samples!

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Viburnum At Porters Foliage

Containers loaded with variegated berried ivy can also be found at the market this month...

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Variegated Berried Ivy At Gb Foliage

...together with large leaf eucalyptus.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Large Leaf Eucalyptus At Gb Foliage

World Foliage

If you're on the hunt for burgundy foliage, perhaps to combine with pale ivory blooms, then how about this Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo?

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Physocarpus Opulifolius Diabolo At Zest Flowers

British Plants

Perfect for adding a splash of colour to window boxes are these fabulous Solanum plants at L.Mills. That's where you'll also find pansies in a wide range of different shades.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Solanum Plants At L Mills

World Plants

Make your way to Quality Plants for Croton plants, with their brilliantly coloured, glossy, leathery leaves.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Croton Plants At Quality Plants

They also have a great range of ferns including this variety with greenish-red fronds called Pteris quadriaurita Tricolor. By the way, if you missed it last year, you may like to take a read of this special report focusing on ferns

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pteris Quadriaurita Tricolor At Quality Plants

Next door at Arnott & Mason, check out these amazing assorted Cacti!

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Specimen Cactus Plants At Arnott Mason

Whilst over at Evergreen Exterior Services, there are trollies chock-a-block with pots of Erica gracilis plants.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Erica Gracilis Plants At Evergreen Exterior Services

Sundries

Christmas has also arrived at The Flower Store, part of Bloomfield! But this month, I'll just share with you some of their gorgeous new glassware ranges including these geometric effect vases...

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Geometric Effect Vases At The Flower Store

...plus these brown palm leaf vases, which have such a retro 70s feel.

New Covent Garden Flower Market October 2018 In Season Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Brown Glass Palm Leaf Vases At The Flower Store

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season blog and it’s given you lots of inspiration! Don't forget, it's just an overview of availability. You'll also find Chocolate Cosmos, Sedum, Japanese Anemones, Tricyrtis, Carthamus tinctorius Zanzibar, Anthuriums, Miscanthus, Skimmia, Peperomia columella and Alocasia plants, English go-go and even shelves upon shelves of Christmas baubles at C Best!

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