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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Just love the colours in this one: greens, golden yellows, grey-brown, deep crimson, greys, soft purple brown.
That soft purple brown is so often seen in nature, on grasses, stems, leaves, sepals, have a look when you are next out and about …. a Scottish friend and I named the colour MacUrpulie
Joining in with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday and Cee’s Flower of the Day.
locks love in deep as nectar
inside a flower
Phew, it was touch and go whether I could combine the two challenges this week:
Photo Challenge: BLOOM
Haiku Challenge: GAB and LOCK
I have three A4 sides of paper covered with scribblings and scrubbing out, I went down some dark allies with those two words and could not seem to find my way back into the light and to linking them with BLOOM. I considered abandoning the Haiku challenge – but determination kicked in, it is a challenge after all, and at last I made it. Haiku traditionally take inspiration from nature so I think it works.
I hope it feels as if the Haiku is ‘locked‘ between the photos
This is the first year I have succulents flowering outside. They look like aliens from another planet, but the colours are gorgeous, with a soft ‘bloom‘ on them.
This week’s entries in the Photo Challenge: Erika, smell those lilies; Garry’s rose; Jamie‘s hot colours, beautiful light; Cathy’s Plan A and Plan B, which would you choose?; Melissa’s blue bells, but not bluebells.
It’s not too late to join in!
This photo was standing by as understudy, and rather than discard it I thought I would give it its moment and let it take a bow.
Gosh how I love that colour!
Next week it is time to get HOT for the Photo Challenge!