l hope you had a lovely weekend. After the incredible tropical heat last week here in the UK, especially in the South East, I was so pleased to see the rain yesterday and drop in temperature! I love the sunshine and blue skies. But my thoughts are very much with you if you’re a florist or flower grower coping with these extreme weather conditions, which are due to return towards the end of this week.
Fresh, summery scents are exactly what’s needed when the temperature is reaching record-breaking heights. And Miller Harris has certainly come up trumps with three beautiful botanical fragrances in their new Forage collection.
Bright and early this morning, I was at New Covent Garden Market in London taking photos for my next report for their website. But whilst I was away last week in sunny Devon, my report featuring Ultra Violet blooms went live.
If you’re not already aware, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018. And there are so many flowers in this evocative shade in season at the moment. If you’d like to take a read of the report, simply head to the Flower Market website.
And just in case you missed it first time around, here’s a link to my July In Season report. Enjoy!
(Image : Rona Wheeldon | Flowerona)
Perched high above ‘Swathes of Purple’, a spectacular display of 4,600 Verbena bonariensis plants sweeping alongside the Long Water at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, is the Floral RHS Letters installation by florist Floris Van Den Hoed.
If you live in or are visiting North Yorkshire in the next week or so, then there’s an exhibition that you may be interested in visiting.
Called FarmerFlorist, it celebrates UK cut flower growers in a series of beautiful photographs by Tessa Bunney. And here are just a few of Tessa’s images…