In a Vase on Monday- cow parsley and forget-me-nots

After all the excitement of the Chelsea Flower Show, I came home in need of some peace and calm. Nearly a quarter of my garden is smothered in cow parsley, and forget me nots pop up everywhere. So this week’s Monday Vase is a simple one -just frothy white and blue. 

I re-used my willow heart and mossy “nest” vase, which I wrote about Here.  

Look carefully and you’ll see little green hearts in amongst the forget me nots. I wish I knew the name of this pretty weed. It grows wild in my orchard. I treated myself to this lovely cream Vase from the Waitrose Easter collection. It’s in constant use! 

Also there’s a basket of white viburnum. This one is Viburnum Plicatum Mariesii which overhangs the horseshoe pond. 

From a distance, the viburnum looks like a tiered wedding cake. A delight for weeks on end during May. 

Thank you to  Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for hosting this meme.

I’ll leave you with a picture of my summerhouse. And I wish you all a happy and peaceful bank holiday Monday. 

20 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday- cow parsley and forget-me-nots

    • Thank you Cathy. We had a lovely time with Mum and my inlaws visiting relatives in Cheshire. I was much in need of peace and calm after a very hectic week. Thanks for your kind comments. Enjoy the rest of the week. xxx

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  1. Charming sprays and bouquets of wildflowers. They would certainly bring some good cheer to a room.
    The beauty of wildflowers is one of the best parts of having nature flourishing around your home.


  2. These are so pretty in blue and white. Cow parsley is always as winner as is forget-me-not. Beautiful frothy arrangements. The viburnum is stunning, I’m wondering where I could put one!

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    • Thank you for reading and getting in touch Alison. I can recommend Summer Snowflake as a slightly smaller shrub. I’m going to prune my viburnum after flowering. We can’t actually get to the pond any more. If you want a layered effect also try Cornus alternifolia argentea. I use that a lot in my garden design plans. Looks like a pagoda tree with lovely white flowers in summer and a nice shape all winter for snow and frost to settle on. All the best with your gardening.


    • Thanks Mike. I did. We visited relatives in Cheshire, which was a nice change. Been to see Mum today which was also quiet and peaceful. She only has 5 hours of Chelsea flower show recordings left for us to catch up with :)) x

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