September 13, 2015

This week's favourite flowers

These were the favourite jugful of flowers I picked from the garden this week - pink Japanese anemones and the very last of the lavender. So simple but smelled sweet and looked airy and elegant. Pick the anemones just as they are unfurling and they last most of the week. Some people find Japanese anemones a little invasive in borders, but I am so glad I have planted a range of pink and white ones in my garden, they aren't overtaking the flowerbeds and they fill the garden with beautiful blooms so late in the season. The pretty flowers bob about on really stiff, strong but airy branched stems, a flower-picker's dream! I wouldn't be without them.