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A cooling white selection

After all the colour in my vase last week I fancied using whites today. White poppy ‘Perry’s white’ I think, with Ammi majus, and Erigeron.

I watched as much of the Virtual Chelsea coverage as I could and one bit I saw was Sarah Raven demonstrating how to condition flowers for a vase. I have sacrificed one of my precious perennial poppies for this vase and hopefully her technique will mean that it will last.

White petals

The trick is to sear the freshly cut stem of the poppy for at least ten seconds in boiling water and then plunge it into cold water. A trick? Not really. A technique that perhaps you have all be doing anyway. Hopefully it will work and my poppy will stay as fresh as a, well a daisy.

I hope you and our host Cathy have had a good Monday especially if it is a bank holiday where you are. The sun has shone all day and it looks to be a nice week ahead.

Have a good week, wherever you are and thanks for reading. D.