Flower Market Report [JUN]

05/06/2017 - 15:05

British flowers are in abundance at New Covent Garden Flower Market this month! At Pratley, you'll find an extensive selection including these fabulous Drumstick Alliums. And several other traders have homegrown blooms aplenty too!

British Drumstick Alliums at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Read on to discover more flowers, foliage, plants and sundries which you can expect to see at Nine Elms when you visit...

British Flowers

Boxes upon boxes of dainty purple-blue Brodiaea (Triteleia), whose common name is cluster-lily, can also be found at Pratley...

British Brodiaea at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

..together with sweet peas in a myriad of different colours.

British Lilac Sweet Peas at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

In the Zest Flowers British corner, you'll find lilac alliums and phacelia. 

British Alliums at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

If you're looking for a more vibrant hue, check out these cornflowers at Pratley!

British Blue Cornflowers at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

With peony season now in full swing, British peonies are in plentiful supply.

British Peonies at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Whilst over at Zest Flowers, you'll find an incredible range of English scented roses, including this variety with bright pink frilly petals called 'Augusta Louise'.

Augusta Louise roses at at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

World Flowers

If your brides-to-be are set on peonies being featured in their wedding flower designs, then you're sure to find virtually every variety you've ever wished for at the Flower Market this month! How about this pretty pale yellow beauty at Bloomfield called 'Lemon Chiffon'?

Lemon Chiffon Peonies at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

If you're making a design which needs a splash of orange with a thistle-like texture to boot, then head to A Goodchild for Carthamus tinctorius 'Zanzibar'.

Orange Carthamus tinctorius Zanzibar at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Or for a different shaped orange bloom, choose Calendula officinalis 'Green Spot Orange' at Dennis Edwards Flowers

Calendula officinalis ‘Green Spot Orange’ at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Just how striking is this variety of sunflower called Helianthus annuus ‘Flame’ with its dark brown centre surrounded by yellow petals tinged with reddish-brown?

Helianthus annuus Flame Sunflower at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Brightly coloured irises can be found at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

Iris Cup Race at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

And have you seen Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' before, with its tall spikes of tubular lavender flowers?

Plectranthus Mona Lavender at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

How wonderful are these spire-shaped lupins at Zest Flowers? They were Jay Archer's chosen flower in British Flowers Week 2015 and here are some of the beautiful designs she created featuring them. 

Lupins at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

If you have a 'Cadbury purple' wedding or photo shoot coming up, check out this Campanula glomerata ‘Genti Blue’ at Dennis Edwards Flowers.

Campanula glomerata Genti Blue at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Or if a dusky pink is more in fitting with your floral style, how about this Nectaroscordum siculum at Deanos Flowers?          

Nectaroscordum siculum at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

I a-d-o-r-e the deep burgundy leaves of this Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' at Bloomfield, which would be ideal for a moody, dark floral urn design!

Physocarpus opulifolius Diablo at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017 

Proving to be very popular at the moment for natural, relaxed floral designs is Orlaya grandiflora and you can find it at DG Wholesale Flowers

White Orlaya grandiflora at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

If you're looking for that something special to add to an arrangement, how about this Philadelphus (Mock Orange), with its highly scented single white flowers? 

Mock Orange Philadelphus at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Ideal for 'all foliage' hand-tied designs is this Lunaria annua (green).

Lunaria annual green at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

British Foliage

Beautiful red hazel can be found this month at GB Foliage...

Red Hazel at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

...where there also have this lovely broad leaf variety of oak.

British Oak at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

If it's flowering privet you're after, then make a bee-line for Porters Foliage.

British Flowering Privet at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Euonymus with its golden splashed, green leaves is available at GB Foliage.

British Euonymus at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

And you'll even find rhododendron in bloom at Nine Elms this month!

British Rhododendron at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

British Plants

Three plants altogether in one tray, which they call a Confetti Garden Mix is available at L Mills. It includes Verbena, Petunia and Million Bells.

British Confetti Garden Mix at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

They also have these dinky white euphorbia plants. 

British White Euphorbia at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

World Plants

At Quality Plants, you'll find stunningly fragrant Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)

Trachelospermum jasminoides at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Whilst at Arnott & Mason, there's Sansevieria zeylanica (Mother-in-Law's Tongue). Renowned for its sword-like grey-green leaves, it must be one of easiest houseplants to grow. So, it's perfect for customers with busy lifestyles, who are looking to add a touch of green to their homes. 

Sansevieria zeylanica at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

How pretty are these Salvia greggii ‘Savannah Purple’ plants at Evergreen?

Salvia greggii Savanah Purple at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

For instant colour at a height, check out these 6ft clematis plants at Quality Plants.

Clematis at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Or for something lower level, there are these gorgeous Streptocarpus plants at Arnott & Mason

Streptocarpus at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

Sundries

At The Flower Store, which is part of Bloomfield, there's always something great to discover on the vase front. Take these amber glass vases for example. 

Brown Glass Vases at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 2017

And these very on-trend clear glass vases in packs of three. 

Glass vases at New Covent Garden Flower Market June 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.

P.S. Don't forget that British Flowers Week is taking place this month from 19-25 June. For full details, please visit the British Flowers Week website.

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Hi all, Loving the selection

Hi all,
Loving the selection of quality British flowers in this month's report - especially the beautiful Streptocarpus!!
Love reading the reports; wish we had a selection and choice (love the sanseveria too!!!) like this in Bristol!
Simon Tietze.

Hi Simon Thanks for your

Hi Simon
Thanks for your lovely comment, so glad you enjoy the reports. The market is bursting with British flowers this month, and just in time for British Flowers Week starting next Monday 19 June. Even if you're not based nearby, some of our wholesalers offer delivery so you can get the same selection and choice outside of London. You can find their details here: http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/flowers/fmd