We spent Easter Sunday in the garden, including a picnic by the pond, in glorious sunshine with greengage and damson blossom bursting around our heads. Wonderful! In the gentle breeze an odd petal or two drifted down on to the decking, like little fluffy snowflakes.
We knew things were going to change, weather-wise, with plummeting temperatures and arctic winds, but who could have seriously imagined actual snow reaching East Anglia? Nevertheless, this is what we saw this morning:
So, to celebrate the beautiful blossom and delicate spring flowers, before they all get frazzled, I thought it was high time to pick some blooms for Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme. Do click through to her blog to enjoy a wonderful selection of lovely seasonal flowers from around the globe.
I can’t resist primroses and primulas at this time of year, so they’ve been added to the pot.
The daffodils are Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ (with its yummy scent) and N. Elka (also scented), which is new to me this year and I love it. Elka has a delicate, cream-coloured flower and is dwarf, so it is great at the front of a border, like tete-a-tete. It is works well with N. ‘Thalia’ for a fluttery, pale yellow/white daffodil display.
I’ve added a snake’s head fritillary and dark hellebore to pick up the tone of the cerise primula.
There are also a couple of stems of euphorbia in the mix (which have walked into the garden from my neighbour’s patch) and a few stems of allium triquetrum, the three-cornered leek. I’m not sure how these arrived in the garden, but they are spreading quickly. Happily, I have read that you can ‘control’ them by eating them: making soups, green salsa or salads. So a bit like wild garlic really.
Ah, I almost forgot, but in that dark shadow in the middle of the shot, there is bit of purple sage.
And, in case you are wondering about the vase … it was a present and the picture is of my grand daughter. She is newly on to solids and is eating everything, including her food tray!!!!
Hope that you’ve seen some sun over the Easter break and are enjoying Spring’s flowers.