15 - 21 June 2020
This week is British Flowers Week, a celebration of home-grown flowers that are reaching their midsummer peak. There’s a virtual program of events, all of which will run via Instagram @marketflowers and offer expert tips from some of our top florists. Look out for Jam Jar’s video on how to do the flowers for a summer dinner party, Shane Connolly on how to arrange a mantelpiece display and Tattie Rose Flowers on how to fill an urn and create a beautiful arrangement. Get out into the garden or hedgerow and get snipping – then share your floral masterpieces using the #britishflowersweek. If you don’t have a garden or blooms at your disposal it’s useful to know that New Covent Garden flower market re-opened on Monday 15th June. Whilst you’re there, look out for GB Foliage for British-grown foliage, Rosebie Moreton scented roses, the English section at Zest and a whole variety at Pratleys. For home delivery, if you live near Wood Green you can leave out a bucket and Wolves Lane Flower Company will deliver their London-grown flowers, to the door. Another florist we really rate for British flowers is Milli Proust who grows on a small farm in Sussex but delivers nationwide. Her bouquets are breathtaking. And if you’re looking for a British grower in your local area, the British Flower Collective has a useful directory, including places to pick your own and tips on what’s in season.