Some quick snipping and plonking brings us sprigs and twigs of Sarcoccus humilis and Prunus mume ‘Beni Chidori’, in bud not not yet in bloom and therefore not included in yesterday’s bloom count. I picked some of the prunus a week or two ago to see if they would open in water, which they are now just on the point of doing; that twig, however, was a bit
on the ungainly side so smaller sideshoots were cut for today’s vase instead, which also includes foliage from the wonderfully supportive Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’. In anticipation of the buds opening in due course, today’s prop is my 5 year garden diary from Avon Bulbs, now containing a three year record of what is happening in the garden and my involvement in it, providing a handy guide on when to anticipate the appearance of its inhabitants.
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