Good morning. Having survived the extreme heat of Saturday I am pleased to report that normal summer weather has returned here, a relief for most of us. The garden has perked up all ready.
As it is Monday I am sharing my bunch of (white) flowers with you and Cathy. I resisted using roses this week instead choosing seed grown whites.
Ammi visnaga, Ammi majus , the spectacular umbel of Daucus carota, a white Malva moschata or Musk-mallow which has appeared by magic ( birdies perhaps) white valerian, self sown Astrantia major, and seed heads of various opium poppies.
If you look carefully you may also see Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis . This is great for Hummingbird Hawk-moths but I have yet to spot one. The name is derived from the Latin word for soap and rubbing a leaf produces a slightly slippery froth which will absorb dirt particles. (Information from the wonderful book “Wild Flowers” by Sarah Raven).
Have a wonderful week, wherever you are. Be sure to take a look at some of the other vases taking part in this meme. Thanks for reading. D.
Apologies to those of you who saw this as my Silent Sunday post.
This is the last flowers from my bargain Amaryllis bulb I purchased before Christmas. A cut stem as suggested by the in a Vase host Cathy.
The blue glass bottle was a water bottle from a cafe in Cádiz last Summer.
The fabric is a piece of hand woven linen, typical of the island of Mallorca. It was an off cut from kitchen cupboard curtains, no doors, in a place Brother in law Dorris used to live. A little blast of Summer.
Have a good week and remember we are nearly half way through February which can only mean that Spring will really be on its way.
Last Monday I shared my Amaryllis bulb with you. At that point it was in bud, full of promise.
Now look at it!
A cheeky vase to share with Cathy and you on this Monday. Do take a look at her blog to see some lovely vases full, just what you need on a Monday.
Have a good week. D.