I hope you've had a marvellous weekend in the sunshine. I'm home now, settling back into the rhythm of the garden and preparing for a crazy week next week (shoot flowers on Sunday, wedding flowers next Thursday, flower crown workshop for 30 (!!!) on the Saturday.) I'm off to Polzeath tomorrow for a couple of days so today I've been catching up in the garden, but also reflecting on the wonderful weekend I've just had!
I was down in South Devon for Easter with my parents and assorted silbings/in-law. It's so wonderful to go home and be together and take part in all our traditions. There was chocolate, trips to the sea, chocolate, church, hot cross buns, more chocolate, roast lamb... you get the idea!
A trip home is never complete without a coastal walk and this time we headed out to the South West Coast path at Noss Mayo. A glorious stroll filled with blackthorn blossom, gorse and baby lambs. And a visit to the pub for a G&T before heading home.
I also used the opportunity (any opportunity really!) to do a floral centrepiece for the dining table. There were eight of us for lunch, the table isn't really that big and was mostly flowers in the end! We had a slightly worrying 'mahonia berry or pea?!' moment but I think the arrangement emerged uneaten!
I came home to a greenhouse absolutely bursting with life, seedlings and dahlia shoots popping up all over the place. A fitting tribute to the real meaning of Easter, and a reminder of how soon the cutting garden will be filled with flowers. It's really woken up now, and is throwing out glorious blooms, with more every day. I harvested a bucket of white flowers for an arrangement last week, and the video is online now. You can see it below - 3 and a half minutes of lovely flowery goodness!