Monday arrives again and it is time to join Cathy at Rambling in the garden, where she asks us to fill a vase with material from our own gardens.
I have been amazed at just how much material I have been able to grow in my new cuttings bed; today there was enough to fill the whole house with flowers but rather than confuse I will show you just one of the vases I filled today.
At the end of last week I was almost sure I would produce a pink vase today but when I went outside to pick today there were far too many white blooms to ignore, therefore today’s vase is a summery delight of pink and white.
The White Gladioli are planted in the ground left empty when some of the Leylandii were removed; the soil is very poor but as bulbs receive their sustenance from their own bulb during the first year this doesn’t seem to have had an adverse effect on the flowers. I found some white Freesias blooming a long time after when they should have flowered but they were in a colour co-ordinated pack of mixed bulbs from Lidl which says a lot about the bulbs desire to flower!
I picked a couple of extra of the white Dahlia to put in my little Campari soda bottles to add a little extra interest to the design.
Gladioli form the backdrop to the display; I may need to cut them down as their flowers open up the stems creating a gap between them and the rest of the flowers.
Another pink/lilac Dahlia forms the central focal point (why did I never realise what useful plants these are for inside the house, I still can’t quite picture them in my borders).
The wind is blowing crazily outside so I’m afraid the images were taken inside so aren’t of the best quality but those with flash rather distort the colours.
Do visit Cathy to see what others have found in their gardens today. Thanks for hosting Cathy.