It was sunny but a tad chilly when I nipped out to the garden to do a bit of foraging for today's vase.
There's not much left in flower in the garden now, although more than would normally be expected at the end of November. I think it is going to be increasingly more difficult to fill a vase over the next couple of months but I'm determined to keep it up for as long as possible.
While walking around the garden today I did spot a few bluebell shoots popping through ... as we move into winter proper it's reassuring know that the spring flowers are on their way. Another reminder that spring will come no matter what is the seed distribution list from the Cottage Garden Society that popped through the letterbox this week. Members collect seeds from their own gardens and donate them to the CGS so that,
"in the depth of winter, you have the delightful task of choosing several packs of seeds that you would like to receive from a list of over 1500. Send off the order, with a small sum to cover postage, and come February, they will be with you!" (CGS 2014)
I've made my selection, and it's entirely down to my participation over the last few months (19 vases to be exact) in Cathy's meme, In A Vase On Monday, that most of the seeds chosen are for plants suitable for cutting. I can't wait to start sowing :)
Hope you've had a ver happy Monday.