I am sure I have posted a similar picture before, but as my default response to a session of garden opening this would hardly be surprising; so, after opening on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and a group visit on Thursday evening I finally sat down (yesterday) with a cup of tea, a choice of cake from my own menu and all the posies from the tables. We have one more opening, next Sunday afternoon, but with very little extra baking to do it should be a relatively restful week apart from the occasional deadheading.
All good so far, and no doubt I will tell you more about it later. In the meantime, please enjoy more of the beautiful Winter Sunshine sweet peas that continue to fill the greenhouse with their glorious fragrance – sadly, in another few weeks they will be ousted to make room for the tomatoes which are waiting in the wings.
My sweet peas were not picked specifically for IAVOM this week, but hey ho! that’s how it is. Ideally, we are picking flowers from our own gardens to pop in a vase so we can enjoy them indoors but sometimes blooms enter our lives from other sources or for other reasons and we can still share them on IAVOM; I look forward to seeing yours today.
Incidentally, last week’s forgiving vase looked good for almost a full 7 days, and admiring it closely reminded me just how pretty a shade of red it was, and how much more striking the blooms were in real life rather than in a photo: forgiving indeed, and I intend to be far kinder to the bush in future and to admire it frequently…