Sunday, 10 June 2018

Moving from spring to summer

This weekend I`ve lifted the last of the tulip bulbs and the specialist narcissi bulbs to store until the autumn. We`ve had brilliant weather here in South Yorkshire for the last few weeks. In May I did the wedding flowers for a fabulous wedding at Cressbrook Hall which is the depths of Derbyshire near Monsal Head. The weather was spectacular:
Here are the flowers as I brought them into the hall:
Then here they are in their proper place on the tables. The colours looked great against the views outside and in the setting of the hall:
I am hoping I will get to see some photos of the wedding party with their flowers soon. But, for now, here is one of the bridesmaid's posies (mainly pink and white) and the bride's bouquet (with more blue flowers) in my workshop before they were packed up to go:
I also made a couple of presentation bouquets for the mothers of the bride and groom:
This time of year is usually a bit disappointing in our garden. The spring flowers have gone and the annuals are not yet in flower. This year has been different - the perennials have burst into life. The astrantia and alchemilla have blossomed with particular vigour:
Then the roses and clematis are also fully out in all their spendour:
We have a rather dank area at the side of the house which is full of beautiful spires of foxgloves.
At the front of the house we have some wonderful bright red poppies with splashes of black, the last of the iris and an intriguing flower that we grew from seed - it was a present from a friend and we don`t know what it is. Any suggestions?
And to finish, here is a simple posy of June flowers picked from our garden this morning: