Following a recent post on Sue’s blog, From Sewing Room to Potting Shed, I was determined to try and resurrect the routine I once had of picking a little bunch of something from the garden every Monday – it was when this and my daily pre-work ramble went out of the window I realised that Work was taking up too much of my life. That’s all in the past though and I can ramble in the garden to my heart’s content now!
When I came to pick my little bunch of something today although there is still colour in the garden there was little of any great substance – unless I cut the last few flowers from Clematis ‘John Howells’ or the couple of now bedraggled Bishop of Llandaff’. A few flowers from the Blush Noisette or Rural England roses could have been spared but I find they don’t last long when they are cut and are therefore better staying on the plants. The dependable Astrantia ‘Buckland’ and the seedheads of Rudbeckia fulgida combined to save the day to make a little monochrome posy, but next week’s offering may only be foliage – or maybe not.