Let’s start with late spring, exemplified by sweet peas, together with the Panicum ‘Frosted Explosion.
Followed by summer, with Malope trifida ‘Alba’, Cosmos ‘Psyche White’ and Nicandra physalodes (Shoo-fly).
And autumn, with a mix of Dahlias, Salvias, Cosmos and late flushing roses (Pat Austin and Munstead Wood).
The arrangements above were all created on Saturday, which sadly was too late for Thursday’s island birthday celebrations for the OH.
We were having dinner in a local restaurant, with drinks at home first. I’d hoped to arrange flowers for the house, and had even wondered about taking some little arrangements to the restaurant.
Sadly, thanks to a signal failure and swans on the line (yes really), my attempts to get back from London by early afternoon on Thursday were badly thwarted and I got through the door at around 6, with guests arriving at 6.30.
Obviously a sane woman would have forgotten the flowers and gone and got changed, but not yours truly. No, I went running around the garden gathering a great armful of blooms and was still shoving them in a huge vase as the first guests arrived…
The result, photographed a day later, looks rather sad, but I promise it did look a little better on the night (and a little less flat in the middle).
With thanks to Cathy who hosts all our Monday vases.