The lovely sunny and warm weather that we’ve had in the south east over the last couple of days has made me wish that I was beside the sea right now…
And our long term goal is to have a little place by the coast. But in the meantime, I’ll have to reminisce about a wonderful holiday that we had a few years ago in the Scilly Isles.
I’d seen pictures of the beaches there beforehand, but nothing could have prepared me for how stunning they were…pure white sand and turquoise seas.
My husband and I kept on saying to each other that it didn’t feel as if we were in the UK…it felt as if we’d escaped to a little slice of the Caribbean, with a vintage feel.
Just off the Cornish coast, the Scilly Isles benefit from the Gulf Stream and generally have warmer weather than here.
The climate is perfect for growing flowers…and today’s blog post features beautiful images of pinks from a company called Scilly Flowers, who are based on St. Martins.
For nearly twenty years, the company has grown and shipped narcissi and pinks by post to all over the UK.
It turns out that pinks don’t actually get their name from their colour. The name comes from the serrated edges of their petals, which look as if they’ve been cut with pinking shears.
The blooms vary in colour from white, pink and purple to even peach, and they have a lovely spicy clove scent.
Here are some more images of this popular cottage garden flower…
So, if you’re looking to escape this summer, why not visit the Scilly Isles? And whilst you’re there, you may like to pop in to see Scilly Flowers too…as we did.
(Images : Scilly Flowers)