Flowers

In season at the Flower Market this September

Written by Rona Wheeldon
September 11, 2017

You’ll still find an incredible selection of beautiful British blooms at the Flower Market this month, including these zingy zinnias at Pratley.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Zinnias At Pratley 1

As well as all the homegrown blooms you’ll find below, there’s also chocolate cosmos, Japanese anemones, scabious, antirrhinums, hypericum, chrysanthemums and lilies, to name but a few! Read on to discover what else you can expect to see at the market on your next visit…

British Flowers

Bunches of dainty astrantia, in white and pink, can be found in the ‘British Flowers’ section of the Zest Flowers stand. Head over to their Instagram account to check it out. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Astrantia At Zest Flowers 2

You’ll also be greeted there by the heavenly scent of roses. And there are so many different varieties and colours to choose from!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Roses At Zest Flowers 3

Proving to be a very big hit with florists whose style showcases muted colour schemes is this gorgeous Hydrangea arborescens ‘Pink Annabelle’. And here’s a stunning example

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hydrangea Arborescens Ôçÿ Pink Annabelleôçö At Zest Flowers 4

Over at Pratley, you’ll find boxes of both bronze and red Amaranthus. And if you’re thinking ahead to next month, check out their Instagram feed for a little peek of things to come!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Bronze Amaranthus At Pratley 5

They also have delphiniums in plentiful supply….

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Delphiniums At Pratley 6

…together with helichrysum, also known as strawflower. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Helichrysum Also Known As Strawflower At Pratley 7

Over at J H Hart Flowers, buckets brimming full of brightly coloured homegrown dahlias are available. Richie tells me that, weather dependent, they'll be around until mid-October. Make sure to order them though, as they're very much in demand.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Dahlias At J H Hart Flowers 8

Meanwhile, over at GB Foliage, garden hydrangeas in autumnal shades can be found in abundance.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Garden Hydrangea At Gb Foliage 9

World Flowers

Helenium ‘Autumn Fire’ with its yellow and orange petals are available at Zest Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Helenium Ôçÿ Autumn Fireôçö At Zest Flowers 10

And staying with orange but a completely different shade, how about these Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) at DG Wholesale Flowers? Such striking blooms! Check out DG’s Instagram account for more inside scoops on their flower availability. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Strelitzia Bird Of Paradise At D G Wholesale Flowers 11

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos) has started to appear at Nine Elms, with a cultivated white variety at Porters Foliage...

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British White Snowberry Symphoricarpos At Porters Foliage 12

…and a pink variety called ‘Magical Melody’ at Bloomfield. Pop over to Instagram to see their regular ‘shelf’ photos, like this one.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Snowberry Ôçÿ Magical Melodyôçö At Bloomfield 13

Vibrant cerise asters (Callistephus) with their daisy-like blooms can be found at Dennis Edwards Flowers. Dennis is also on Instagram, so head over to his account for regular pics of his extensive display. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Asters Callistephus At Dennis Edwards Flowers 14

Yes…sedums have started to arrive! Not only this variety called Sedum spectabile in green at R French & Sons, but also burgundy types too.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sedum Spectabile In Green At R G French Sons 15

Just how gorgeous is this Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu', with its mini white florets? You can find it at Bloomfield?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hydrangea Paniculata Kyushu At Bloomfield 16

And have you seen this rose before with its pale yellow and green petals? It’s called ‘Fairway’ and it’s available at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Fairway Roses At Dennis Edwards Flowers 17

British Foliage

Stephanandra, which the guys at Porters Foliage also call ‘nut’, is such an attractive foliage with its distinctive leaves.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Stephanandra At Porters Foliage 18

And they have this wonderful hypericum, resplendent with shiny berries and ideal for autumnal designs...

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Hypercium At Porters Foliage 19

…as is this cultivated oak. Check out lots more foliage on Porters’ Instagram account.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cultivated Oak At Porters Foliage 20

GB Foliage are also regular Instagram posters. Take a look at their feed here. This month, they have small leaf eucalyptus

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hr 21

hornbeam

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Hr 22

…and cotoneaster to choose from!

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Cotoneaster At Gb Foliage 23

British Plants

I’ve been freelancing for the Flower Market for over three and half years now. And one of the things which never ceases to amaze me is that no matter what unearthly hour the traders’ alarm clocks have gone off, they’re always sooooo cheerful!

I can guarantee that every time I visit, they’ll bring a smile to my face with their witty banter. Case in point, Bob at L Mills, when I asked him for a caption for this photo. His reply was: ‘What the echinacea’s going on at L Mills?!’ 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bob At L Mills With British Echinacea 24

By the way, have you seen his appearance in the market’s new style newsletter?

As well as Echinacea, Bob also has glorious Gloxinia with their amazing large trumpet blooms. They’re an ideal plant for adding a pop of colour to window boxes. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona British Gloxinia Plants At L Mills 25

World Plants

Evergreen have a brand new stand featuring their big specimen plants. You’ll find it adjacent to their current unit and opposite Bloomfield. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona New Evergreen Unit 26

In Evergreen’s other unit, you’ll find trays upon trays of mini Cyclamen plants in an array of different colours. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Mini Cyclamen Plants At Evergreen 27

And two more plants they have which are just the job for adding a splash of bright colour are Capsicum annuum 'Karneval' with its yellow peppers…

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Capsicum Annum Ôçÿ Karnevalôçö At Evergreen 27

…and Physalis, with its lantern-like orange pods. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Physalis At Evergreen 28

Over at Quality Plants, Cymbidium orchid season has arrived with a plethora of fabulous varieties.

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Cymbidium Orchid Plants At Quality Plants 30

Also there, you’ll find white and pink hebe plants. And do head over to their Instagram account to check out their photos and videos. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona White And Pink Hebe Plants At Quality Plants 31

Have you seen these quirky plants with corkscrew leaves before? They’re called Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ and you’ll find them at Arnott & Mason.  

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Albuca Spiralis Ôçÿ Frizzle Sizzleôçö Plants At Arnott Mason 32

They also have an abundance of azaleas, if you’re looking for flowering shrubs. Head over and follow their Instagram feed for regular stock updates too. 

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Azalea Plants At Arnott Mason 33

Sundries

Last, but not least this month, are sundries. And C Best have several brand new lines including these Art Deco style bottle vases in muted tones…

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Art Deco Style Bottle Vases At C Best 34

…and these two tone glass vases

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Two Tone Glass Vases At C Best 35

They frequently update their Instagram account with images of new stock. So make sure to follow them too!

Oh…and if you’re looking for autumn display ideas, how about these apple-shaped terrariums which they also have?

New Covent Garden Flower Market September 2017 Flower Market Report Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Apple Shaped Terrariums At C Best 36

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this month’s in season blog 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. By the way, if you’re wondering when Christmas will be arriving this year at the Flower Market, here are a couple of dates for your diary - C Best’s festive stock will be starting to arrive in mid-September and ‘Bling City will coming to town’ at Zest Flowers on 1 November!

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