Peonies, parrot tulips, white stocks and sweet peas, those are the blooms I can never resist. So why did I buy antirrhinums and hollyhocks for the garden today? Truth is I can't explain the antirrhinums without resorting to words like 'whim' and 'fancy' but the (biennial) hollyhocks came home with me because their deep red flowers are destined for the dye pot later in the year. The peonies I already had, the very first of the season ... it almost feels like summer, particularly as the evening's events included the mixing of 2013's first jug of Pimms!
I don't generally 'do' pink flowers, with the exception of the above - if you're looking for pink parrot tulips try Tulipa 'Silver Parrot', they're exquisite - but the more I think about that the more I realise how much I've been missing. Hellebores, hyacinths, hydrangeas, geraniums ... why do I almost always buy white varieties? And to pose an equally pressing question, why do I so rarely buy pink yarn?
Are you a Pimm's drinker? Do you have a favourite flower colour? And would you wear pink knitwear? I need to know these things!
Linking with Lou's Nature in the Home.
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Today began with the joyous news of a birth, a good friend's second son, and ended with the news of a death. The tragic loss of Kathreen Ricketson of whipup.net and her partner Rob has touched so many in the crafting community. My thoughts are with their family and most particularly their children.
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