Seasonal Flower Guide
As a flower grower the heart of my business is working with the seasons, nurturing each seedling into bloom at just the right moment to create arrangements and installations that reflect the natural world around us.
As a florist, I know from experience that typing into google ‘seasonal wedding flowers’ probably won’t give you the answers you are looking for and instead create a huge amount of confusion, so I have created this seasonal flower guide to help you through the seasons and give you inspiration for flowers at any time of year.
If you are looking to purchase flowers please make sure you get in touch directly as I will be able to give you an accurate idea of what I will have available when you need it.
Late March – Mid May
I love Spring flowers, after months of bare branches and empty flower beds I can barely wait for the blooms to come back! This time of year is all about tulips, they come in every shape and colour. My personal favourite spring flowers are the ranunculus and the anemones, these are the showstoppers of spring!
Daffodils & Narcissi, Hyacinths, Ranunculus, Anemones, Cow Parsley, Bluebells, Forget me nots, Tulips, Perennial cornflowers, Blossom, Sweet William, Honesty, Lupins, Peonies
Yellow and Pink Tulips
Mid May – End of June
As we move into warmer days and longer nights, there is nothing more encapsulating of summer than a sweet pea. Long stems, delicate petals with the most heavenly scent, I love their ruffly luxury and I always make sure I have an early crop in the polytunnel to remind me of the endless summer days to come.
I also can’t talk about summer without my beloved garden roses. Nothing says an English Country Garden better than a rose! They are beautiful, long-lasting and scented – nothing better!
Sweet Peas, Peonies, Roses, Delphiniums & Larkspur, Hardy annuals: nigella, calendula, cornflowers, gypsophila & poppies, Feverfew, Foxgloves, Sweet William, Honesty, Geum, Lupins, Ammi, Orlaya
July – End of August
I think high summer is when the garden really starts having fun with the long hot days letting our more tender flowers come into full bloom. For me, my all-time favourite summer flower is cosmos, they are bountiful, delicate and come in all different colours perfect for any summer wedding!
Another favourite is the dahlia, now the height of fashion. They are perfect in a border or a bouquet for giving colour and shape. The endless varieties mean they can be included in any colour palette.
Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Cosmos, Zinnias, Nicotiana, Feverfew, Sunflowers
September – End of October
The last hurrah! At this time of the year, everything takes on a golden hue, the flowers are at their most rich and bountiful, slightly slowing down as the days get shorter but pushing out all their colour and glory.
My favourite at this time of year are nerines, slightly less well-known but completely spectacular!
Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Roses, Rosehips, Nerines, Chrysanthemums, Amaranthus, Sunflowers, Strawflowers, Statice
November – Mid March
Over the winter the garden goes to sleep and the evergreens and hedgerows come into their prime. The rich winter colours of red and green dominate the landscape around us and I love making seasonal garlands and wreaths with foraged goodness.
Hellebores (also known as Christmas roses) are at their best in mid-winter, and the sight of a flower at this time of year brings so much joy. Flower farmers in Cornwall are also experts in producing early narcissi at this time of year, perfect for reminding us spring is on its way.
Berries, Dried flowers, Cornish Narcissus, Hellebore