A charming, old-fashioned cottage garden plant with bonnet-shaped flowers, often two-tone and with long graceful spurs these herbaceous perennials are invaluable for flowering in May and early June . Aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. Self-sown they can look charming naturalised amongst shrubsContinue reading “Flowers on Friday”
In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-upContinue reading “Alternative Advent #20”
Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her. day 19
Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.
The Japanese quince is invaluable for early spring colour when its bright orange-flame flowers stud the bare thorny stems for weeks.