Flower Market Report [JAN]

05/01/2017 - 19:25

The start of the New Year is such a special time! And there’s an abundance of beautiful seasonal flowers to choose from at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month, including these incredible Ranunculus Pon-Pon 'Merlino'.

Orange Ranunculus Pon-Pon Merlino at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And even though it may be winter, you’ll still find homegrown blooms and foliage at Nine Elms. Read on to discover more…

British Flowers

As well as Paperwhites from the warmer climes of the Scilly Isles, you’ll also find stunningly scented Soleil d’Or narcissi at Pratley.

Yellow Soleil d'Or Narcissi at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And if you missed it first time around, you may like to have a read of this Product Profile Report about Narcissi and Daffodils. Simply click here

From Cambridgeshire on the mainland, there are Tamara daffodils aplenty.

Yellow Tamara Daffodils at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

You’ll also find British lilies, chrysanthemums and alstroemeria.

World Flowers

Just how gorgeous is this peach-pink Chaenomeles superba (flowering quince) at Zest Flowers? So delicate and perfect for adding to a natural style design…

Chaenomeles superba Flowering Quince at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Another ranunculus, but this time the Cloni variety, which is also sometimes referred to as Clooney. This one’s called Mambo Extra and it’s available at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

Orange Ranunculus Cloni Mambo Extra at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

If you’re looking for a long-lasting orange bloom, check out chincherinchee (Ornithogalum). Its typical vase life is one to two weeks although, with proper care, it can last a month or longer!

Orange Chincherinchee Ornithogalum at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And if you love Icelandic poppies (Papaver), then you’re in for a treat, as there’s a plethora of them currently at the Market. 

Orange Icelandic Poppies at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Can you tell that ranunculus season is picking up steam?! How about this striking pink and green beauty called Ranunculus Pon-Pon 'Aurora'?

Pink and Green Ranunculus Pon-Pon Aurora at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

For something more sculptural are these Nelumbo nucifera at Bloomfield, which are often referred to as 'shower heads'!

Green Nelumbo nucifera Shower Heads at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

For adding an interesting textural element to an arrangement, perhaps you may like to use Brassica ‘Crane King’ at Zest Flowers.

Brassica Crane King at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Or if it’s a bridal bouquet that’s on your agenda, how about these elegant ‘Captain Romance’ calla lilies?

Captain Romance Calla Lilies at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

With the arrival of January, it’s so lovely to see all the different varieties of hellebores on the traders’ stands, including this light pink variety.

Light pink Hellebores at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And oh my…can you tell that ranunculus are one of my favourite flowers?! I just had to share these breath-taking ‘Hanoi’ Cloni ranunculus with you...

Pink Hanoi Cloni Ranunculus at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

As well as an abundance of ranunculus at the Flower Market this month, you also find lots of different types of tulips, like ‘Barre Alta’ at DG Wholesale Flowers

Salmon Barre Alta Tulips at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

...and ‘En Pallada’ at J H Hart Flowers.

Dark Red En Pallada Tulips at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And there’s a fabulous selection of Italian anemones in red, deep burgundy (which are often referred to as black), pink, purple and white.

Red Anemones at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

British Foliage

Outside on Foliage Row, expect to see container loads full of wonderful seasonal foliage, including camellia, with its dark green glossy leaves and buds. 

British Camellia at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017 

Ideal for tall designs, as well as wreaths, you’ll find laurel at Porters Foliage

British Laurel at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

…where they also have rhododendron.

British Rhododendron at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And you can find magnolia bud in different lengths…

Magnolia Bud at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

…plus pussy willow just before it’s ‘fluffed out’.

British Pussy Willow at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

If it’s alder catkins you’re after, then make a bee-line for GB Foliage.

Alder Catkins at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

World Plants

Helleborus niger, also known as Christmas Rose, can be found at Evergreen

Helleborus niger Christmas Rose Plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

…where they also have Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’ plants in different sizes. Just the ticket for brightening up window boxes at this time of year!

Red Skimmia japonica Rubella at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And for those of you thinking of making up small gifts for your customers to buy, there are individual hyacinth bulbs in pots in different colours.

Blue hyacinth bulbs at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

If you’re looking for cut succulents, then you’ll find them at Dennis Edwards Flowers. Seeing them reminded me of how Mary Jane Vaughan used them to spectacular effect on her stand at Brides the Show in 2014! 

Cut succulents at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Staying with succulents…have you seen this variety of Kalanchoe before? Available at Quality Plants, it’s called ‘Red Lips’.

Kalanchoe Red Lips at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

That’s where you’ll also find these ultra delicate looking Calocephalus plants, which apparently are very happy outside tolerating the chilly temperatures which we’re having at the moment.

Calocephalus plants at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Looking for something to replace the gap left by a Christmas tree? Then head to Arnott & Mason and choose from their amazing ‘jungle-scape’.

Tall Indoor Houseplants at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

They have a wide selection of tall plants including Podocarpus, Philodendron selloum, Strelitzia nicolai, Monstera, Beaucarnea, Heteropanax, Areca palm, Epipremnum aureum, Caryota (fishtail palm), Ficus cyathistipula, Ficus elastica 'Robusta', Dracaena hybrid and Alocasia 'Portodora'. You’ll be completely spoilt for choice!

Tall Indoor Houseplants at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Sundries

On the search for small pots, perhaps for your hyacinth bulbs? Well, Quality Plants have these lovely charcoal grey metal ones.

Charcoal Grey Metal Pots at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And for small arrangements, they also have a range of rustic metals containers.

Rustic Metal Containers at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

Meanwhile over at The Flower Store, part of Bloomfield, they have these wonderful ridged clear glass vases…not only useful for cut flowers in water, but perhaps you may like to use them as an alternative way to display orchid plants, with the help of moss?

Ridged Clear Glass Vases at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

And last, but not least, they have these white crackle glaze jugs…ideal for informal arrangements.

White crackle glaze jugs at New Covent Garden Flower Market January 2017

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. Simply fill in the boxes below.

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Are you a wholesale

Are you a wholesale

Hi Rita Yes, we are a

Hi Rita
Yes, we are a wholesale market although you don't have to have a trade card to buy here. Flowers, plants, foliage and sundries are sold in bulk however they're displayed. So for flowers you'd need to buy them by the box or bunch. Hope this helps :)

Very beautiful flowers and

Very beautiful flowers and nice vases.

Thank you! So glad you

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed looking at our market report.

How much notice do I need to

How much notice do I need to give you if I want 40 bunches of white baseing for funeral work

Hi Tracy. Our wholesalers

Hi Tracy. Our wholesalers would usually need a few days notice, so if they don't have what you need in stock they'll be able to order it for you. You can find the contact details for all our wholesalers in our traders directory here: http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/traders
I hope this helps, do let me know if you have any other questions.