omigosh! your daffs are up already? I saw some tops just starting to poke through, but nowhere near blooming. they're my favorite! at least until the irises, daisies, & lilies of the valley bloom....& your sweet peas.
These are from the Channel Islands - southernmost point of uk then they work up the country until ours come out late March early April. I have not even sown the sweet peas yet! Maybe a job for today..
That vase with the daffodils just sings Spring! I love its shape... it reminds me of one my grandmother had.
I only use this vase at daffodil time - I think it's 1930's (can't remember where I found it).
The perfect vase. I find I use the same vases for certain flowers too. As a student I used to put anemones in a large Marmite jar. I have one vase that I could never use successfully. It’s a large white T&G Green pot that I bought in Habitat. I had the idea that it would look good with tulips but it is far too tall. Then I’m sure it was you who suggested scrumping up cellophane in the bottom to raise the stems up.
Yes Lucille - it was an idea I saw in Waterstones in Glasgow and it works well. Another idea is to put some very tall branches in among the tulips to alter the proportions - birch for me, or pussy willow from the supermarket at £2 a bunch just now? Have fun!
I am storing up nice things to do. At present languishing in bed with a truly vicious cold. I thought I had escaped the encircling viruses. There is only so
much radio 4 extra I can take. I do hope you are well.
I am thank you and hope you are too very soon.
What a beautiful arrangement, and in front of such a lovely painting (yours, by the style?). I often use twigs like that. At the moment, we have forsythia which will flower early if brought in, and is lovely with a few daffs
Yes, my sunshine harvest painting. I should plant a forsythia for just that purpose!
Definitely churlish not to love that charming tableau.
It delighted me for almost a week.
I agree, with the additional benefit of learning two new words (behoves and churlish), so thank you :)
You will rarely hear behoves, but churlish - sometimes.
Oh Freda, this is such a cheerful composition!
I have just finished a hap that is this bright daff yellow and knowing you like the colour is inspiring me to call it my Freda Quill shawl :) Just off to start blocking it now... then out to buy daffs to show it off with lol.
Well that's a lovely thought Swissrose!
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