The colour combination that is floating my creative boat at the moment is pink, white and grey.
In the vases (two jam jars and an old Victorian ink pot) are Stacchys, a white perennial wallflower with a delicious scent, red campions and a pink geranium.
The crocheted doily is from a pattern by Zoya Matyushenko – oh I do love her patterns – but oh boy! you do have to concentrate very hard when making them. This one is Birgitta and has yet to be blocked. I am thinking of putting it on a wire hoop to hang on the wall.
I used a 3mm hook and Junaluna gradient yarn, which is a 3ply cotton and not the easiest to work with, but it looks fabulous and it so wonderfully soft, it would be gorgeous for a shawl.
I am joining Cathy as she gathers lilacs from her gardentoday, with lots of other locked down gardeners from all over the world – and what a wonderfully colourful lot we all are, to be sure.
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Tagged Birgitta, crochet, doily, from my garden, gradient yarn, In a Vase on Monday, perennial wallflower, red campion, stacchys, Zoya Matyushenko
That is my son-in-law ploughing the field for the maize to go in – at last we have a stretch of good growing weather ahead of us.
Sweet Cicely and Red Campion, both from my garden, sit in an orange metal jug that has ‘Made in Yuogoslavia’ on its base. My Mum used to have a stall in Wimborne market buying and selling all sorts of bits and pieces – I think she probably bought more than she sold! But she used to find us all some wonderfully fun and quirky gifts – this jug was one of them.
I use Sweet Cicely stalks to sweeten rhubarb, I never use sugar nowadays, I might pop in a few raisins or dates to add a bit of sweetness too.
My epiphyllum is throwing its own party in my sitting room – it is GORGEOUS at the moment! I feel proud of myself to have managed to get it to flower so well!
The pelargonium has been flowering for over a year now, and the marigolds sit in a Victorian glass ink pot, I found in a hedge in the 1970s.
Pop along to Cathy’s place for a flower feast in her In a Vase on Monday meme, where a happy band of gardeners from all over the world chat about all things horticultural.
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
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Tagged cactus, cactus in flower, epiphyllum, flowering cactus, flowering succulent, In a Vase on Monday, marigolds, pink and orange, pink flowers, red campion, succulent, sweet cicely, tin jug, Victorian ink pot
My granny used to grow streptocarpus and I have tried before failing miserably, but now…
I seem to have got the hang of it ….
Maybe it helps to be a Granny.
And here are some flowers I picked from my garden to put in the bedroom for my friend who is coming to stay ….
Weigela, black cornflowers, marigolds, red campion, and sweet cicely for a bit of froth..We are going to a Quick Draw event at Sculpture by the Lakes tomorrow – lovely!