the one where a gazebo blew away. On the plus side we used one of the broken poles and hung beer bottles from it. Waste not want not.
Saturday morning was strange, the end of the heatwave. Heavily shrouded in mist I had promised great views. There was nothing to see. Just grey drizzle. It felt like a tent in a mysterious field surrounded by who know’s what? But, as time wore on the mists lifted to reveal the most glorious views of the Peak District.
And I got to use lots of home grown beauty too. The very first of the aubergine coloured cornflowers, lavender, sedum, nigella seed heads, sweet peas and a couple of things I have no recollection of planting, but they fit with the theme. Tent poles were draped with ferns, foliages and limonium to soften everything.
You really can’t beat an outdoorsy rustic farm wedding. Well maybe if Belle and Sebastian came along and made everyone sing and dance that would ice my cake. Yes, Glastonbury. Did you see it? Having a bad day? Watch it, and see if you don’t want to get up and dance.
It’s been a tough week. It was also British Flowers week. Which I pretty much missed in it’s entirety. There was all manner of beauty on my IG feed. So many fabulous growers and talented florists out there.
But for me it was a week of vet visits, anti biotics, anti inflammatories, pain relief and scrambled egg. A very poorly post op pooch, who is now on the mend. So today to give her a little break from mooching around the house we went to the plot. And oh my! Such bounty. Such beauty. So many gorgeous blooms to pick. Here’s a rundown of my little arrangement.
Peonies, garden roses, chive flowers, nigella, apples, poppy seed heads, cow parsley, geranium and the tiniest sweet peas. And something purple that I have no idea what it is, but it looks pretty and well, why not. There’s also a little snail mooching around the dining room. Buggered if I can find it though.
Next week there is so much beauty planned. BIG wedding. The shop is closed on Friday. And there will be four florists trying to fit in the world’s smallest lift with a giant urn. It’s going to be fun.
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