Look away now if your not a lover of these show~off blowsy blooms
as there is a LOT coming right this way
I ADORE them
as you will probably tell
They've really made me happy this summer. Really.
I've been collecting photos all summer and into Autumn
I've pick bucketful's and bucketful's
So So SO many
This year I decided that I loved them so much
that I MUST have a whole cutting patch filled to bursting with them
so that's what I did
armed with, of course, my Sarah Raven catalogue way back
I had a lovely hour or so choosing
it was hard though
I've loved handing big bunches to delighted family, friends and neighbours
Did you notice the little question mark above?
I have slight confusion over this deep dark beauty
I did order Rip city but I have a feeling this is something else.
We've had our first light frost now
so that sadly signals their demise for this year
Now I have to decide whether to dig them up
and store them in the green house until spring
to give them a thick layer of mulch to keep them cosy over winter
I think I'll try the latter
I know it's the lazier option
which I am naturally drawn to
but if it works, they'll flower a little earlier next year
that will mean even more flowers
I'm thinking next year, I'll set up a table at the end of our drive
and fill jam jars with them for passers by to help themselves to
spread a little joy
Here's my new violet glass I mentioned in my last post
It really did have to be mine
along with these!
This morning I've wrapped my first Christmas gifts of the year
they'll be on their way to my very best friend in Australia later today
How unfair is it, when your best friend
lives almost as far away as it's possible to get?
Well, I must dash, I'm knee deep in sewing
I promise the Peckers will be ready soon
I am hoping by the end of next week
but please don't hold me to that!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend
x Jooles x