In the last week of October we finally found some coral peonies. A few single petal light pink peonies have also been around but so far no white. Chincherinchee started this month too.
We have continued to have beautiful ranunculus but by the end of the month they are scarce. Freesia, hyacinth, tulips and iris have continued to be available.
Sweet pea and poppies have still been available on and off throughout October.
We have been getting locally grown roses and imports. All the roses have had beautiful large heads and lovely quality. Mainly imported Davids Austin roses have been available, with locally grown David Austins unavailable most of the month.
Gerberas are beautiful, and available in abundance.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been available in royal blue, light blue and white, although the numbers seem to be dwindling by the end of the month. We have started to get pacific giant delphinium in blue. 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 finished this month.
Beautiful waratah was flushing this month in reds, whites and greens. 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 and brown boronia is available. Proteas, including kings, have been available. Flannel flower started this month.
Blossom has finished.
Only some imported lisianthus and hypericum have been available.
Hydrangea has just started at the end of October but only green. It should not be very far away.
Lilac and heleborus has been available, along with lavender and daisies. Birds of paradise has been available.
Earlicheer, jonquils and daffodils are no longer available.
Birds of paradise has been available most of the month.
Local arums (white, marshmallow and green godess) are available, but only a few imported callas have been available.
Ivy berry and berzillia have been available.
Managed to get some frangipani in from Darwin for a special order.
Magnolia, camellia were beautiful at the beginning of the month but new growth has made it scarce by the end of October. Vibernum started the month a little soft and with yellow tones, but has improved significantly by the end of the month.