Although we are enjoying a warm spell, I have had very little time to spend in the garden. Now that my craft/sewing room has been made over I'm busy moving everything that came out of it a month ago back in again and it is proving to be very time consuming. Which means that I've had to slot gardening in whenever there's been five minutes to spare. For example, today I managed to nip out and collect some seeds from geranium
(Johnson's Blue), calendula
(Marigold Art Shades) and the Quaking Grass, briza maxima
, staked up the pink asters that were flopping about all over the border and had a quick chat with the 'under gardener', aka my husband, who was planting out daffodil bulbs down in the woodland area.
The garden is looking it's most colourful, lots of bright oranges and yellows from the calendulas
and nasturtiums punctuated here and there with deep pinks from the pinks and reds from the roses and snapdragons so, of course, I chose the last of the white flowers, leucanthemum
Crazy Daisy, for my Monday vase.
Got to say, this has been one of the biggest successes in the garden this year. The flowers have just kept coming, surviving and recovering quickly from the most atrocious weather and cheering me up on the worst of days.
And the blooms are such fun ... everyone different and, well, just crazy!
Oh, almost forgot the vase. It's a cheep and cheerful car boot find from twenty or so years ago. Back then I was a poor mature student, living in a seventh floor flat with no garden so I bought the vase and filled it with flowers bought cheaply at the local market to cheer the place, and me, up. And because of that, it has great sentimental value.
Linking with Cathy over at Rambling In the Garden, for In A Vase On Monday