In July we have continued to get a lovely range of freesias, hyacinth, tulips and iris. We have also had daffodils and plenty of earlicheer jonquils. We have had poppies, and sweet pea is just starting. Due to the very cold winter we are having, we haven't yet had ranunculus, anemones, arabs eye, daphne, violets or lily of the valley.
Roses have been readily available, with imports making up the shortfall of local production. Blue butterfly delphinium has been the only delphinium available, in both darker blue and lighter blue. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
Malucca balm, pepper berry, amaranth and hypericum have been available. Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, longiflorum lilies, carnations, alstromeria, chrysanthemum, gladioli and sunflowers have been available. Local cymbidium orchids have been fantastic, in a lovely colour range.
Blushing bride, erica, banksias (coccinea, hookerania and menziesii), beautiful red and green leacadendron, tetra nuts and gumnuts have been available. Red wax bud and wax flower have both been available. Proteas have been available in a beautiful range of varieties, although not in great numbers.
Gymea lilies started this month (a month later than last year, due to the cold weather!). Beautiful blossom branches started this month. Magnolia bud branches are also available. There has been no lisianthus.