My first ‘In A Vase on Monday’
They’re tête a tête daffodils and one dwarf iris. I don’t know the variety I’m afraid. I bought the bulbs in Wilko last year; they’re a northern chain rapidly spreading south who sell all sorts of things, a bit like Woolworth’s did in the 1970s. They have a really good garden section so do pop in if you’re local and have a look around. The bulbs were planted in a trough in the garden last autumn, which you can see in the distance, and have spent all winter outside. Apologies for not finding a better background but I took these photos in a hurry before rushing out to work this morning – it’s a peek into my garden too. Not much going on at the moment.
The vase got a lot of use last summer with Sweet peas from the garden – I have a feeling it will be getting a lot of use this year too. It was a gift from my chap and is only about 7 inches high – I did wonder about putting navy ribbon around it but I wasn’t sure if it would be too over the top. What do you think? I’m very lucky as my chap works in the florist industry (wholesale – everything except the flowers basically). So I have a lot of vases – they’re a lot bigger though. I hope you get to see some of the vases on a Monday – just hope I can grow enough suitable flowers. He buys me flowers often – yes I know I’m a very lucky – think he enjoys the flowers as much as I do and he knows more about flower arranging than me for sure.
If you want to see more ‘In a vase on Monday’ have a look at Cathy from www.ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com – it’s all about picking flowers growing in your garden and displaying them in a vase on a Monday – simple really assuming you’ve got something flowering. She’s got some gorgeous purple hyacinths today. I’ve got a few hyacinths growing in the front garden so lets see how they turn out. They’re nowhere near flowering though. I’m enjoying seeing what everyone else has picked and all the pretty vases. I loved these purple crocuses in the mini bottle vases from Gwirrel’s garden today too. It’s good fun looking around other people’s blogs to see how their flowers are coming along. Such alot of variety of when the daffodils and crocuses are coming up. Elsewhere in the garden, the hellebore is flowering, lots of yellow and purple crocuses as well as some really amazing double head mini daffodils – so fingers crossed I can find something pretty for next Monday.
August 2018 Update
Little did I know that joining In a Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy would lead to me finding many gardening bloggers around the world, with wonderful gardens large and small. It introduced me to many new plant varieties. Looking through the blogs lifts my mood in the darkest days of Winter.
My In a Vase on Monday posts are here
Cathy’s are here
There are many blog post links below Cathy’s weekly blog post – do have a look around
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Love Bec xxx xxx