Thursday, 19 April 2012
Please buy Local/UK Flowers!!!
What I love is to follow our seasons for natural, UK/home-grown flowers. Searching the bare garden for the first sight of January snow-drops. That splash of yellow from the winter aconite. The keen anticipation of the first daffodils is, to me, as exciting as the first shoots of the new season's rhubarb. Spring flowers represent the freshness of the new year and the scent of blue-bells in a damp wood is to me a wonder of the world! A bowl of old English roses, shedding petals over polished wood and posies of summer wild flowers rammed into jam jars are more delightful than any over-done floral display of unnaturally-forced imported upstarts! By following the flower season there will always be interest for your vases and you can set your calendar by it!
I bought this gorgeous bunch of tulips from my local butcher in Leintwardine and they were grown on a local farm. I just could not resist them. Please show your support for home-grown UK flowers by joining Vanessa's challenge. Click here! British Bloggers in Support of British Flowers Challenge