Saturday saw me hosting the lovely Secret Garden openers, plus helpers, for coffee, a debrief, and an excuse to eat cake.
Bearing in mind the Secret Gardens event raised over £3,000, we were feeling pretty chipper. We were then made even more proud by the news that the air ambulance, our chosen charity, had landed on St Helens Green (a stone’s throw from Duver Diary) during the week to take a heart patient off to the mainland, thus making it all the more ‘real’ why we’d made the effort.
Consequently, it felt like an occasion to have celebratory flowers, so I pulled together a rather mad combination of Dahlia ‘Burlesca,’
Dahlia ‘La Recoleta’ (er, maybe, looks a bit ‘flat’),
Dahlia ‘Happy Single Date’
Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer,’
Zinnia ‘Raspberry Cordial,’
and Pelargonium ‘Surcouf,’
(marginally!) cooled down with some Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ flower buds
Why don’t you see what others have in their Monday vases over at Cathy’s blog, Rambling in the Garden? Cathy herself is clearly in the pink!