How many gentle flowers grow in an English country garden?
That question got me thinking, as I’m getting close to cutting 100 bouquets from this garden. However, I’m not entirely confident with the counting. My facebook gallery counts today’s bouquet as number #91, but I’ve just checked my photo files, and counted 94 bouquets!
There were a few specially commissioned bouquets that have mucked up my count, and it’s not like it matters much! But I’ll stick with what’s on facebook and call this Today’s bouquet #91.
The huge pink gladioli are from bulbs that I planted in spring, the sweetpeas were grown from seeds planted in February, and the rose is ‘Crown Princess Margareta’ which is a beautiful rose planted by a previous owner. Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for identifying this beautiful flower!
I really must get around to painting the conservatory wall which forms the backdrop, it’s a bit grubby. There’s a rather long list of things I really must get around to, but I had a little nap with the cat instead.
Yesterday marked the festival of Lughnasadh / Lammas, which is a time to collect the harvest and prepare for the coming winter.
It’s time to harvest and plan for the late autumn and winter, as I think the challenge of cutting a bouquet each day will get more difficult as the nights start to draw in! I’ll crack on just as soon as I’ve painted that wall. 😉