Flowerona reflects: cornflowers & corridors
Let’s hope that this interesting (!) weather we’ve been having in the UK lately will pass soon. Although at least our gardens and allotments are benefiting from all the rain.
Out & about
Went out on Saturday night with a group of friends to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday.
Stayed over at their gorgeous cottage and although we’d planned on going for a long walk with their dog on the Sunday, we only managed ten minutes in the pouring rain and gale force winds!
So, we ended up chilling out and reading the Sunday newspapers in front of the fire instead.
Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails. Also helped a friend who was looking for a local photographer, florist and caterer for a wedding.
Had a Skype call with social media expert, Alicia Cowan. Lovely to hear all her news, especially about her new Twitter Brilliance programme which starts soon.
Received my Amethyst and Sapphire Mix from Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden catalogue. Wrapped up very carefully in the parcel were Anchusa ‘Blue Angel’, Centaurea ‘Blue Boy’, Verbena bonariensis and Salvia viridis ‘Blue’ seedlings.
And below is how they’ll look when fully grown.
Even though I was chock-a-block with work, I took time out in the middle of the day, when the sun decided to briefly shine to plant them in our garden.
In the evening, met up with some neighbours to chat about arranging a summer street get-together.
Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails.
Wrote blog posts and dealt with emails. Also, put together images and wrote a guest blog post for the Laura Ashley blog.
New camera lens arrived…so grateful that our next-door-neighbour took in the package from the postman whilst I was out, as I need it for a garden photography course I’m attending today.
Spotted this beautiful lilac growing nearby…
If you read Flowerona regularly, you’ll know that I’ve been following Jo’s journey to Chelsea over the last few months. Click here for the latest blog post.
I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for Jo that all goes smoothly with the build…
- Bruno Mars album, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
- Heart FM
- BBC Radio 2
Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona
Blog posts about Kate and William are very popular on Flowerona.
Therefore, as it was their first wedding anniversary last Sunday, it came as no surprise to discover that the most popular blog post this week was Flowers (and trees!) for Kate and William’s wedding.
Guest blog post
On the Heart Home blog, I featured Colourful floral-inspired homeware from Kate Clarke London.
Here’s just a selection. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:
- Lovely blog post about growing cut flowers by The Natural Wedding Co.
- Budget-busting wedding flower ideas via Wedding Magazine
- Amazing blooming corridors to brighten your day via Flores del Sol
- Monthly newsletter re what’s available at New Covent Garden Flower Market
- Gorgeous pastel peach wedding blooms via Style Me Pretty
- Great article about how to arrange flowers in different shaped vases
- Soft pinks, peach & apricot wedding flowers via Blush Floral Design
- A visit to New Covent Garden Flower Market captured by FO Photography
- Beautiful pastel pink and white wedding flowers via Style Me Pretty
So, if you live in the UK, I hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.
I’ll be back blogging on Monday morning…