I wasn’t sure I’d fit in time for a vase today but happily I finished my work early, popped to the Post Office and returned home in time to pick some flowers, plonk them in a vase and photograph them before the light went. I say happily because this is one of my favourite things to do – pick flowers from the garden, stick them in a jug or vase, faff about a bit and take pictures. My children smile and shake their heads in that slightly patronising but caring way; they think I’m slightly odd.
The light hasn’t been great this afternoon as it’s been heavily overcast, so I took the first photograph in the garden in an attempt to get a good enough shot, and to show you the cherry blossom petals all over the garden – it looks beautiful out there. Kneeling on the path, moving the jug this way and that, trying to get the angle right, I could see that my kids may have a point. Back indoors on the window seat in the bay window the light wasn’t much better, and then our black cat Molly came to investigate so I gave up…
Anyway, here’s one of my favourite flower jugs full of:
:: some stately Aquilegia vulgaris (which is popping up all over the garden; I love the pinks and purples that appear)
:: Centranthus ruber (which is a bit of a thug and grows everywhere, including in the walls and paving but I like it)
:: some Geranium robertianum/Herb Robert (also grows anywhere it can but it’s pretty and it has some brilliant common names like Death-comes-quickly, Pink Pinafore and Stinking Robert. I’m including this as a nod to Alice and her current approach to gardening :-))
:: four of my precious almost-black tulips (which I think are ‘Queen of the Night’)
:: a couple of sprigs of Pulmonaria
:: a few clippings of foliage from a random shrub (unknown; I’m not very good at identifying shrubs).
I’m joining in as usual with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Do hop over to see her vase for this week and others from around the globe.