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In a vase on Monday – floral fiesta


On Saturday I had the delight of my London Book Club friends coming to the island for lunch and I decided to arrange flowers inspired by the, er, napkins!IMG_1368

As we were eating outside I had to contend with an umbrella in the centre of the table, so I chose to arrange five similarly themed vases to form a circle.  Whilst the colours didn’t exactly ‘go’ I liked the gaiety on what was (unlike Sunday) a rather grey day.

Apart from the sweet peas Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B Gilroy’ and Lathyrus odoratus ‘Heathcliff’, there were Dahlia ‘Happy Single Date’IMG_1370

Achillea ‘Terracotta’IMG_1371

Scabiosa atroprupurea ‘Fata Morgana’IMG_1372

and a second dahlia, currently vying with HSD for 2016 favourite – D. Mystery Fox.IMG_1374

And despite the book (my choice!) not being so well liked, I think we all had a time as jolly as the flowers.  I know I did.IMG_1366

With thanks to my book club ladies for making the trip and to Cathy for hosting this lovely meme.

In a vase on Monday – gardey loo!


Whilst my late planted annuals are just starting to get going, there are two things already available in abundance, so I though I’d bring them together.

Firstly, the Flower Carpet roses just go on and on.  I did give them a water and some feed as they were starting to look a little exhausted, but they seem to have perked up.IMG_1240

And the second is sweet peas.  Whilst the ones in the greenhouse have pretty much ground to a halt, those in the garden are in full swing.  These bright pink ones are Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B Gilroy’ and whilst they’re not a perfect match for the roses, I rather love the clashing pinks.IMG_1242

The pinks were joined by some lovely fresh green mint sprigs, and, having already got sweet pea arrangements in three other places, guess where I put it?!IMG_1244

With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this lovely meme.