November 2014 has seen beautiful peonies from our flower growers, and Davids Austin roses have been readily available this month.
Spring flowers are well and truly on their way out, although we have been able to source some freesias for weddings, they have been harder to get and quick to open. Daffodils, jonquils and anenomes have definately finished and no longer available. Chincherinchee were available at the beginning of November.
Roses in general have been abundant and beautiful.
Lisianthus started towards the end of November, as have locally grown calla lilies.
Lilies have been readily available. November lilies are, of course, lovely and available.
Singapore orchids are still available. The phalaenopsis have been stunning, with a lovely colour range. Local cymbidium have finished but imported cymbidium orchids are around.
The hydrangea started in ernest this month, and in whites, pinks and blues.
Stephanotis has been available.
Waratah have finished in the first half of the month, and paper daisies finished by the end of the month. King protea, queen protea, leaucadendron, banksia, pincushions, wax flower, tetra nuts, thrypomene and kangaroo paw has been available. Flannel flowers started this month. Blushing bride has been hard to get. No flowering gum yet.
Delphinium and snap dragons have been beautiful. Stock finished by the end of November and poppies have finished. Lavender is now available, and I have been able to source a few sweet peas for weddings.
Carnations, alstromeria, babies breath, gerbera and chrysanthemum have been around.
Gloriosa lily started at the end of the month.
We did have some ivy berry early in November. Bruneii has been available all month. Hypericum (imported) has been available.
Vibernum, magnolia and camellia have been a little soft and with yellow tones, although vastly improved by the end of the month.