My brother-in-law and his partner came to visit us this weekend, which meant the usual dash to convert domestic chaos into an illusion of homely perfection. Our spare room doubles as my husband’s man cave, so the task was formidable and involved a degree of brutality, rehoming of bikes, and a lot of dusting.
The final touch was a jug of my summer stalwarts, the flowers that see me through from April to November: euphorbia, osteospermum, borage, cerinthe, geraniums. A quick wizz round the garden with a pair of scissors and I’d had this done in no time at all.
With the jug of beautiful flowers in place and the wooden floor shining anew, the man cave was suddenly the best-looking room in the house.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and I do recommend visiting her page to see hers and links to all the vases made by garden bloggers across the world today.