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GO BEST 5 FARMERS’ MARKETS FOR FLOWERS

PIMLICO ROAD Orange Square, London  Saturdays 9am -1pm

Pimlico Farmers Market is tiny, covering just a square. Seek out John Cullen Gardens. Every plants is scented or brilliant for pollinators.

Pick: scented pelargoniums imageMOSELY Birmingham Last Saturday of the month 9am – 2pm

Seasonal British flowers from Tuckshop flowers, Vietnamese coriander from Urban herbs, and lots of glorious dahlias and heleniums later in the year from Portmans.

Pick: Indian mint

LATHAM Suffolk  4th Saturday of every month Winner of BBC radio 4’s Best Food Market in Suffolk, also fantastic for flowers. Gorgeous hand tied bunches plus buckets of flowers to take home and create your own.

Pick: tulips and anenomes from the Suffolk Flower Farm imageSTOKESLEY  North Yorkshire 1st Saturday of every month, 8.30am – 2pm, dependent on the weather.

Dark Star Plants for sultry blooms or flowers with dark coloured stems and leaves.

Pick: Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ with a dark filigree of lacy leaves

STROUD Gloucestershire  Every Saturday 9am – 2pm Usually found at specialist plant fairs, Tortwith Plants and Shadyplants sell unusual alpines and ferns, hostas, tigerellas and roscoeas.

Pick: sapphire blue buddleia ‘Blue Horizon’ from The Lavender Garden

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