The cut flower beds at the end of June

At last here is my post reviewing the cut flower beds.  almost everything I sowed during the winter is flowering now so I have flowers dotted all around the house and in the last week I have been able to give away four full bouquets; this is bounty I would never have dreamed of a couple of years ago. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Intense

There is an embarrassment of flowers to cut at the moment, maybe there are too many cut flowers beds; but to have enough of the colours I want and the variations through the season could I have less?  I’ll continue this theme when I very belatedly get around to writing my cut flower beds review later this week, but for today let me show you what I chose to share in Cathy’s ‘In a vase on Monday’ meme. Continue reading

GBFD – Green June

June has sped by; so much so that the fact that today is the 22nd of the month had completely passed me by as you will know as I said yesterday that I would be posting about the cut flower beds today, ho hum, that will have to be tomorrow now; Cathy at Rambling in the garden has posted about her cut flowers today so perhaps those who want to join with that should link to her.  But I hope you will join me in writing about your foliage too because even though I know your June gardens are filled with flowers it is the foliage that makes the garden look truly beautiful. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – One white and one dark

We were away at the weekend staying with friends who had taken a house in Tuscany; As today had been forecast to rain from 7 in the morning until 9 tonight I thought it wise to pick my flowers for today’s vase for Cathy immediately – there were a huge number of flowers screaming out to be picked and because of the forecast I picked almost all of them, filling 4 containers! Continue reading