August has continued to give us poppies, sweet pea, daffodils, earlicheer, jonquils, freesias, hyacinth, tulips and iris.
Ranunculus have been beautiful and started this month, and lavender and sweet pea too started in August.
We have still managed to receive locally grown roses, although the colour range and numbers have been limited. For any big orders, we have had to top up with imports. Both the Sydney growers and the Melbourne growers have been producing beautiful large heads, and lovely quality roses.
The end of August saw too much rain in Sydney affecting the quality of some crops, in particular gerberas are showing signs of the high humidity.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been the only delphinium available, in both darker blue and lighter blue. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
We have been able to get a miniature bouvardia and molucca balm from Melbourne.
There has been some arums around and green goddess lilies.
Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, longiflorum lilies, carnations, alstromeria, chrysanthemum and gladioli have been available. Local cymbidium orchids have been fantastic, in a lovely colour range.
Gymea lilies have still been available this month. Sea holly, blushing bride, banksias (coccinea, hookerania and menziesii), beautiful red and green leacadendron, and gumnuts have been available. Red wax bud and wax flower have both been available. Pink boronia has started. Proteas pink ice has been available but mostly shorter stems.
Pink and white blossom branches has been available this month.
There has been no lisianthus or David Austin roses.