Monday, 25 July 2011
We have been getting some very dull and rainy days here but yesterday it was dry and the sun was shining enough for picking some flowers and bringing in doors for Jane's, Flowers in the House party over at SmallButCharming
My garden is pretty wild at the moment what with all the rain and the fact that I scattered some wild seeds about in May, theres a mixture of colours and textures which I am enjoying but have plans to change for a more controlled and structured look for next year.
For today I chose all white flowers, that arn't too damaged by the weather:- Rose 'Iceburg' , white poppy, white Cosmos, white Queen Anne's Lace, the white flower of Fever few and for the greenery, Fennel and Aquilegia seed pods.
With the Poppy, Fennel and Queen Anne's Lace, I put the stems in boiling water for 30 seconds and this seems to stop them wilting straight away and will then last in water a good few days.
Posted by the fishermans cottage at 9:47 am