I so loved the arrangement by Cathy, Words and Herbs last week, so I thought I would do something similar with glass bottles and jars.
There is Hyacinth ‘Woodstock’ (the deeper purple), ‘Jan Bos’ (the pink), a rogue little tulip ‘Passionale’ who escaped by excavations in the raised bed last year, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (‘Mrs Robb’s Bonnet’), Crocus ‘Flower Record’, Tulipa hageri ‘Little Beauty’ and Muscari. I have photographed them from above because this is generally how they catch my eye in passing (they are on the kitchen table). You might have to swipe through these three images if you are looking on a smartphone!
The species tulip, Tulipa hageri ‘Little Beauty’ is one of my favourites for naturalising under trees. It looks after itself and multiplies every year. I will be photographing it again when it opens, because it is just stunning, with a bright blue centre, corona of white, and hot pink petals.
I thought I’d also share my late-baked simnel cake, because it fits with the colours! Like all my cakes, it’s a little bit rustic!
If you head over to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, you can see what other people have found in their gardens this Monday morning!