Pompoms, Stars, Stellars and Collerettes... During Neill Strain's recent sourcing visit to Holland, he discovered a new world of divine Dahlia varieties, not usually available as cut flowers, to bring back to his Belgravia boutique and concession at Harrods. In a blog post he shares the story behind these delightful flowers.

"One of the great privileges I have obtained thanks to working closely with our growers in Holland over the past 10 years is access to flowers that are not usually available to florists. Their trust and confidence allows us many exclusivities and novelties such as test trials of new varieties from the breeders, the entire production of rare flowers and recently 'borrowing' plants from a grower, so that we could pick the flowers fresh for clients at our Harrods concessions, before returning them to the glasshouse in Holland once all the blooms had been picked."

Read more and check out the pictures at Neill Strain Floral Couture London