The many varieties of British pumpkins, squashes and gourds are one of this season's highlights. So, if you're looking for props for your Halloween shop display or event, head to Pratley for an incredible assortment!
Whilst you're there, also check out their boxes upon boxes of colourful Statice, which is great to use dried.
Also on Pratley's British stand, you'll find Asters, Lisianthus, Gladioli, Nerines, Zinnias and Chrysanthemums.
There's a fleeting window of opportunity to catch Physalis lampion at its peak. That time is now. And it's another perfect ingredient for your All Hallows' Eve designs. So, head to Dennis Edwards Flowers for branches of these wonderful Chinese lanterns.
Glorious autumn colour can also be found in the form of crab apples, also known as Malus, at Zest Flowers.
Ideal for adding texture and a seasonal touch to an arrangement are these rose hips, with the apt variety name of Pumpkin! You'll find them at DG Wholesale Flowers.
David and his team also have this fabulous Viburnum opulus Compactum, with its bright red berries.
Look out for this variety of Hypericum called Coco Montana. Commonly known as St John's Wort, it's a great filler for your autumnal designs.
By the way, if you missed it first time around, do check out this useful florist's guide to rose hips, berries and seed heads.
Head to Bloomfield for this beautiful Euphorbia Pink Baron. If you've visited their stand lately, you'll have heard the very exciting news that they're now using an EPOS (Electronic Point-of-Sale) system!
All the stock is labelled with the variety name and a barcode, as you can see below. And John and his team simply scan your labels and your invoice is printed out on their stand.
Nearby at J H Hart Flowers, you'll find this pretty pink Snowberry (Symphoricarpos) called Magical Treasure.
With the introduction of new varieties in a range of on-trend hues, there's been a wonderful renaissance in the appreciation of Lisianthus in recent years. The Lisianthus Rosanne series, in particular, is characterised by unique, special colours. Check out this gorgeous one called Rosanne Brown.
Chrysanthemums too in jewel tones are proving to be a hit. How about this spider variety at Dennis Edwards Flowers called Uzuri Purple?
Staying with a similar colour palette are these Protea Carnival at Zest Flowers.
With the common name of Serruria, this Protea-like bloom is often used for wedding work. It's called White Blushing Bride.
How striking is this unusual variety of Nigella, called Artistic White? For lots more Nigella inspiration, why not check out this special report?
And yes, I know it's only October, but Anemones have returned to New Covent Garden Flower Market, together with Ranunculus!
Just how appropriate is the name of this ethereal plant? Old Man's Beard also known as Clematis. You'll find it at GB Foliage this month...
...together with British silver-leafed Senecio.
The ever-helpful Aaron at Porters Foliage, possibly the tallest salesman at the Flower Market (!), is the person to make a bee-line for if you have any foliage queries.
As well as their large blue containers brimming full of British foliage, do check out their display of homegrown cultivated greenery adjacent to their tills. There you'll find Weigela together with Jasmine trails and Rugosa Rose foliage.
And just how incredible is this Physocarpus opulifolius Diablo? One of my favourite foliages...
If your clients' outdoor displays are in need of a vibrant pop of colour, what could be better than British Celosia plumosa, which you'll find at L Mills?
Meanwhile, at Evergreen, there are trolleys stacked with Cyclamen plants in a range of different colours.
Plus, they have trays of low maintenance mixed Crassula plants in diverse shapes and textures.
Have you seen these terrific ready-to-sell potted Sedum designs in zinc containers at Quality Plants?
String of Turtles is the common name of this Peperomia prostrata at Arnott & Mason owing to its gorgeous turtle print leaves!
Have you visited Quality Plants' sundries section lately? As well as a range of metal and ceramic containers, they also have a great selection of wicker baskets.
Gold and silver glittery stars, artificial wreaths and a multitude of festive containers have started to appear at The Flower Store, part of Bloomfield! And over the coming months, we'll be sharing lots more inspiration for Christmas 2019 with you.
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the In Season report and it’s given you lots of inspiration! As always, it features just some of the many floral, foliage, plant and sundry highlights at the market this month. You'll also find Ranunculus, Echinops, Oxypetalum White, Craspedia, Amaranthus, Hydrangeas, Sedum, Dahlias, Rugosa Roses and Jasmine foliage ... to name but a few!
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