Chincherinchee started this month. Managed to get some tree peonies but the standard peonies have not yet been available.
We have continued to have beautiful ranunculus but by mid month they are scarce with a very limited colour range. 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 style roses have been available, although we did manage to source some locally grown David Austins in the second half of October.
Gerberas are beautiful, and available in abundance.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been available in royal blue, light blue and white. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic 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. Hydrangea has still be impossible to get, although 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 finished at the beginning of
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.
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.