Spring has well and truly sprung at New Covent Garden Market this month!
There's a plethora of British daffodils in virtually every variety imaginable at Pratley, including 'Buxton' above with its lemon-yellow petals surrounding an orange cup.
Also look out for double-flowered 'Dick Wilden'. And if you missed it first time around, do take a read of our special report all about Narcissi and Daffodils.
Several different types of hellebore can be found at Nine Elms including Helleborus 'Magnificent Bells' at Bloomfield.
And just in, they have Dicentra spectabilis. It's also known as bleeding heart, due to its heart-shaped pink and white flowers.
If you're looking for long-stemmed sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus), then head to Dennis Edwards Flowers for sweet pea vines.
Across the corridor, you'll find Maiden's Blush lilac, which featured in our special lilac report at D G Wholesale Flowers.
Have you seen these wraps of mixed varieties of pretty chrysanthemum PIP at A Goodchild/The Floral Garden Group before? Such wonderful colour variations!
If your brides-to-be have set their hearts on a muted colour palette, perhaps these 'Cappuccino' roses at Dennis Edwards Flowers will be just the ticket!
How unusual is this Grevillea 'Spiderman' at Bloomfield? It certainly would add an amazing texture to an arrangement.
At J H Hart Flowers, you'll find Genista, commonly known as broom, which appears to be having a bit of a renaissance. For example, in natural hand-tied bouquets.
Also proving to be a hit at the moment are unusual Gerbera varieties with pasta related names! Check out yellow 'Pasta di Mamma' on the left and cream 'Pasta Carbonara' on the right at Zest Flowers.
That's where you'll also find the orange butterfly ranunculus variety called 'Minoan'. By the way, if you ever hear the traders referring to single ranunculus, it's usually butterfly ranunculus they're talking about, to differentiate it from the standard variety which has layers upon layers of petals.
Sought after by many florists are these stunning delphiniums, especially for contract work. And this particular lilac double-flowered variety is called 'Dewi Impressive'.
With a more jewel-like shade of purple are these Anemone 'Galil Blue' at Zest Flowers. If you and your clients adore anemones or cloni ranunculus, now's the time to make the very most of them, as they're both in peak season. And there are SO many gorgeous varieties available at the Flower Market.
At our foliage wholesalers, you'll find British Portuguese laurel in abundance...
...together with containers brimming full of blossom, including single white cherry blossom.
Head to GB Foliage for homegrown Euphorbia.
And to Porters Foliage for British bay.
Over at L Mills, as well as trays upon trays of British 'Primula veris', commonly known as cowslip, you'll also find Primula denticulata 'Deep Rose'. With its dainty blooms, it's known as drumstick primula and you can totally see why when you study the shape of its flower heads.
Also referred to as purple shamrock or wood sorrel, Oxalis triangularis plants with their rich purple leaves and pale pink flowers are available at Evergreen Exterior Services.
Have you seen these upside-down Phalaenopsis Orchid plants at Quality Plants? They appeared recently on their Instagram account. Their hanging pots are designed so that they can hold water, with an indicator that let's you know when they need refilling.
They also have these lovely bottle gardens in two different sizes. Filled with cacti, Craig has aptly named them 'Cacterrariums'!
If it's greenery with height you're after then look no further than these Philodendron plants at Arnott & Mason. And just to keep you in the loop, they recently announced on Instagram Stories that Ficus lyrata, commonly known as fiddle-leaf fig, is back in stock.
If you're on the search for a more natural looking twine to secure hand-tieds, this rustic wire which comes in two different colours, can be found at Whittingtons.
Meanwhile, for all your paint, plastic and sundry queries, the ever-helpful Paul at Whittingtons is your man! So head his way, if you're in need of assistance.
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