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 also been getting a few anemone.
We have been getting locally grown roses, although the colour range and numbers have been limited. For any big orders, we have had to top up with imports. All the roses have had beautiful large heads and lovely quality.
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 and suffering low night time temperatures.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been the only delphinium available, in royal blue, light blue and white. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, longiflorum lilies, carnations, alstromeria and chrysanthemum 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, berzillea and gumnuts have been available. Red wax bud and wax flower have both been available. Pink boronia has started. Proteas have been available.
Pink and white blossom branches has been available this month.
Only some imported lisianthus and hypericum have been available.
Lily of the valley or hydrangea haven't started yet.
Managed to buy imported David Austin style roses.