My latest roadside obsession is all the lovely cow parsley and wild carrot. I can’t tell you the difference between the two, or how come so many different plants seem to be part of the same family, but it’s everywhere right now. There are some monster ones on a roundabout near me but, damn it, … Continue reading Cow Parsley
Love the dingy moonlight taking the edge off these crazy pretty peonies. Continue reading Moonlit
I love that just when I’m getting bored, a new obsession comes along… Blossom, budding leaves, magnolia, peonies and now….poppies! They’re growing wild in the most outrageous colours. Ridiculously fragile so I can’t bring myself to pick them. Continue reading Next!
I always think of purple as the colour for my oldest friend Sal. These flowers were for a party to celebrate some auspicious numbers: Ten years of marriage One hundred years combined age (Sal, her husband, their kids) It was a lovely party. I thought the wicker baskets worked really well to transport the … Continue reading pretty purple
This little lovely is from the pots on the terrace, which are looking very jolly. I find the colour combos and fat round shapes in this tiny bunch very pleasing. The beautiful silver cup is one of a set of six (Age Concern’s finest, may not be real silver….) that will be used later for … Continue reading Fat round shapes and chocolate colours
I once worked in a restaurant right on the beach and in the early morning or on rainy days, it was beautiful to watch the changing view. The colours, the light, the clouds. The rest of the time there wasn’t much standing around to be had. It was fun though. There are plenty of good … Continue reading Seascape
There is absolutely nothing better than sitting under a tree in dappled shade. I’m a red-headed Celtic type. I vastly prefer a wooded glade to scorched earth. This was heaven: So I like to bring a bit of nature home… These beech branches are gorgeous, especially with the light shining through them. It was the … Continue reading Leafy green
On a glorious Friday (no work for me!), I rode along the coast path to Brighton to get some flowers for a birthday bouquet. I had a lovely time choosing in the heavenly Quince on Nile Street. The folks there used to run the flower concession at Liberty for years and they make the kind … Continue reading Feeling pretty Summery!
I’m thinking maybe some hellebores would have been good in here – another time…. I’m taking these to branscombe and bringing the snippers. The woods are going to be pure heaven with wild garlic and primroses. The apple orchard might be all in blossom too – very tempting! Continue reading Tarting up 40p worth of daffodils