Can any of us believe this heat, amazing, scorchio.
My vase today has roses: Lark Ascending and Morning Mist, both David Austin roses. These are the second flush of flowers.
An orange tone Zinnia not grown from seed by me but purchased as bedding plants.
Echinops ritro before it opens, calendula, sweet pea and verbena bonariensis.
Everything is struggling in this heat but with regular watering, essential to keep things fresh for my garden opening in a couple of weeks, flowers are managing to actually flower.
I am very late with this vase so if you are reading on Tuesday do still take a look at IAVOM Cathy
I have missed joining Cathy in her weekly meme but today I have got a bit of time at home to join her.
Firstly is a sprig of Verbena bonariensis in a Japanese Tom-thumb sized pot which I acquired at Darsham nurseries , Suffolk. It reminds me of the pebbles on the beach.
So not much picking or arranging involved but pleasing to my eye at least.
In the garden shelter I have an old acid bottle, don’t you?
into which I have picked flowers from Hosta Praying hands.
I am not really a fan of Hosta flowers as I think they detract from the beauty of the leaves so I snipped them and plonked them in the bottle.
My neighbour gave me a bunch of her perennial sweet peas. Pretty and pink, I have them in a blue glass bottle outside.
Aren’t they sweet.
Now do take a look at Cathy’s blog and look at some of the other lovely arrangements.
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