We’re just back from a rather mad London based weekend, attending two fabulous 50th birthday parties as well as my step niece’s wonderful wedding.
As some of you know, I have been fretting over the readiness of the bulbs I’d been growing for the wedding since my Advice please! post in February, and by Saturday morning I was all out of time.
The pots were tied with purple ribbon, packed in a big box and driven up to Chelsea to arrive by mid afternoon. Carrying them all from the car to the restaurant where the reception was to be held was more than a tad scary, with the phrase ‘falling at the last hurdle’ spinning around my mind. But I got them there without incident and arranged four to a table as agreed.
The Narcissi Elka were just right and very pretty (having spent at least two weeks in the fridge without any ill effects)
however, the Muscari Latifolium weren’t quite as advanced as I would have liked, despite a last minute move into the conservatory, but they provided a good contrast to the Narcissi, and were a lovely deep blue.
And the overall effect – well, judge for yourself!
With thanks as ever to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a vase on Monday. Cathy, I hope you’ll forgive me for posting my Saturday ‘vases’ on your Monday meme!