Wholesaler of the Year and more

November already – what a year it’s been. Here’s a quick round up of our news!

New Covent Garden Market recently launched the Flower Market Awards for 2015 and we hope you will get involved by voting for your favourite wholesaler. We were blown away when we won the Wholesaler of the Year Award category in 2013 and 2014. It would be wonderful to have a third win and mean a lot because next year will be Dennis’ 50th year in the market (he was very young when he started!). We shall see what happens – keep your fingers crossed for us.

Dennis Edwards Team

This year, wholesalers receiving the most customer votes will be shortlisted for the award and a panel of judges will choose the winner. The voting deadline is midnight on Sunday 15th November and you can vote here.

In other news we’ve been run off our feet this summer sourcing flowers for bar mitzvahs, weddings and other events, including a very prestigious affair in Venice! One of our most unusual jobs involved supplying flowers for a Halloween-themed event. Our client wanted flowers past their best – the deader the better! It was a very unusual request and definitely a first for Dennis Edwards Flowers.

We enjoy bringing new and unusual varieties to the stand and over the last month or so we’ve introduced lots of new roses to customers including pretty pink Bubblegum, peachy Caraluna, Copperfield and the peony-like Victorian Lady.

A new oriental lily called ‘My Wedding’ also proved to be a huge hit. Not only does this white double lily have stunning looks (resembling a rose) but it has no stamen (no more annoying pollen stains!). Our giant-sized amaranthus, hydrangeas and dahlias also caused quite a stir.

We’ve had some great feedback on our new website which we launched in June. Since then we have updated our products gallery and have been having lots of Instagram fun! We love sharing shots of the team, the stand and our products. We now have almost 900 followers, which is amazing – thank you all! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @DenEdFlowers.

Images: Dennis Edwards team and Helen Jermyn