It always takes a while for my garden to give enough spring flowers for picking, and when it does I proceed as jealously as a chess-player with half his pieces gone. When I approach a clump of flowers, I look carefully from different angles to see which flower I’d miss the least. Thankfully, after they’re picked, I never spot the gaps where the flowers used to be.
Today’s gingerly picked bunch contains purple honesty, Primula denticulata, Muscari both blue and white, Narcissi ‘Cheerfulness’ (or are they ‘Winston Churchill’? I have both and they are almost identical), Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, Tulipa ‘Tres Chic’, a dash of aubretia, and some Lysimachia purpurea foliage, which I was happy to cut back as it was bothering one of the roses.
The jug was hand-painted by moi on a hen-night about a hundred years ago and you will not believe me when I declare that we had not started drinking by that point.
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