This is them on Saturday. Showing no sign of drooping or decay. A good choice as were all the others. I've cut them down for a smaller vase but they have all lasted a week and onwards.
No apologies for the excess of pink this week! If you don't like pink look away now.
I'm thrilled to have a pink peony flowering, doubly so as it was a piece from my Mum's garden last year and I expected it to sulk for a while. I was less pleased to find the blooms on the ground, battered down by rain and wind.
A good excuse to cut them and bring them in. Shown here with Artemisia 'Powis Castle'.
Sumptuous, I hope you agree. I have yet to get to the bottom of the colour difference. She says it can't be two plants but one flower is all pink and the other has cream petals in the centre.
I've also made a small well behaved arrangement for the table.
I'm not sure where this rose bowl came from. To my shame I've forgotten and it was probably a relative who passed away. I don't use is much as things tend to fall out easily even though it has a mesh cover. Also the water runs out quickly and it's not easy to re-fill. But enough complaints.
I don't think this will last very long but it's so pretty while it does.
|White = Macmillan Nurse - Light pink = NoID|
|Dark pink = Harlow Carr|
I stuffed in lots of small stems then filled in with roses.
|Purple - Rhapsody in Blue|
The poor roses are battered down too but there are plenty of buds to come. The do need some support so I aim to build a sort of dome cage frame for Harlow Carr who is very floppy. I did this once before quite successfully. Just need to go and do it!
For plenty of interesting and creative vases from around the world visit Cathy - Rambling in the Garden -In a vase on Monday.
I had a lovely time on Sunday at The Bishop's Palace in Wells. The gardens are beautifully cared for and over flowing with roses just now. There was a gardening festival on and lots of lovely plants for sale. I met Noelle there. She knows the gardens very well so it was perfect to go round with her, get to know each other and chat about plants.