Alas my contributions to Cathy’s meme are somewhat erratic and it looked as if I was set for another failure. Yesterday was wet and windy and today the mist rolled in enveloping everything in a thick white blanket. Somehow a bunch of chervil with a few insignificant white umbels was too feeble, but that was the best the polytunnel had to offer. Not even a courgette flower.
So some lateral thinking was required. My irises in a vase is perhaps an artistic interpretation of the theme. The flowers are made of glass and are trapped in the glass walls to produce a wonderful three-dimensional effect. Alas too technically difficult for me to photograph adequately.
However, this is really rather too feeble and lest it be whispered that I am not taking meme at all seriously, it was time for to go on a quest for the real thing.
So whilst the good gardening ladies waltzed around with their trugs picking dew kissed roses, I was off in my wellies and full waterproofs with a large plastic bag.
Iris pseudacorus – Yellow Flag is common in the islands and is just starting to flower. It grows on the headland just beyond the house and it is amazing that such a delicate flower can withstand the wind. I have never cut any for the house before, not sure why as they are very abundant and very beautiful. I should probably have taken just three stems and produced something very oriental and stylish, but why have three when you can have more? So here is the real thing – iris in a vase for Monday.