Finding comfort in familiar things, I’m posting my usual In a Vase on Monday. This time, it’s flowers from a friend. Narcissi from the Scilly Isles.
Scilly flowers arrive in the post in a well-packed box.
The label is smudged because I sprayed it with antibac before bringing the parcel in the house.
Beautifully wrapped in green tissue and brown paper. And there is a lovely card from my friend, Barbara.
There was enough for a display for the kitchen table and for the summerhouse. I used a vase that belonged to my mother-in-law Joan. I took a photo of the flowers and sent a card and letter to Joan and Keith. We haven’t seen them for three weeks. I’m worried Joan won’t know who I am when we can finally get out to see them. Very sad to hear they have to stay in their own rooms and can’t even see each other, let alone have visitors. I’m very grateful to the staff who are keeping our loved ones safe though. I hope we will be through this crisis soon.
Today’s flowers are Narcissi Geranium, cream flowers with an orange cup, and double cream Winston Churchill.
The scent is just glorious. They are a perfect combination.
Just beautiful for spring. Especially for Easter, when we usually fill the house with flowers and have lots of visitors.
I’ve made a writing and reading space in the summerhouse. We’ve had lovely weather this past week. Hoping it’s sunny where you are today.
In my baskets I’ve got gladioli bulbs. I’m planting these today in between the sweet peas through the hazel A frame on the veg plot. The hazel rods will help support the tall gladioli spikes. It’s good to be thinking about summer flowers. And hopefully we will all be able to get out and about to visit gardens, and our families in due course.
Get in touch and let me know what’s looking lovely in your gardens right now. How are you coping with the corona virus lockdown?
I’m joining with Cathy for her #IAVOM meme. Why not go over and see what everyone’s growing and arranging in their vases today, all over the world.
And finally, Happy Easter Monday to you all. Keep smiling. x