Somehow in the Christmas rush I failed to post a Merry Christmas message, so, belatedly, I hope you all had a fabulous time.
Today’s vase is really a repeat of last year’s – a vase for my sister to add to her Christmas decorations. She was hosting Christmas for ten, including me and my family for the second year running, so it was the least I could do. Sadly, however, this one was done in rather more haste, and it shows. Not only were the ‘mechanics’ rather obvious, but one stick had lost its adornment completely. To be fair, it had traveled over a hundred miles, but it had shared the back seat with my ‘kids’ (18 and 19) rather than the boot with the dog like last year, so I’d hoped it would have been better looked after, but apparently not!
The chillis were left over from my Padron Peppers grown in the summer in the greenhouse. I didn’t keep up with the picking and so these small, green, relatively mild peppers ended up as larger, fiery red affairs, fun for a vase, but may be not so much fun on a plate!
Phlomis and Garrya elliptica.
This spraying has been a bit of a try out for the arrangements I’m supposed to be providing for the golf club’s New Year’s Eve party. Last time, I prepared flowers for the golf club I was able to use plenty of fresh flowers still blooming in the garden, this time pickings will be a lot slimmer. Wish me luck, I’m already worrying!
With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this lovely meme.