What a difference a week makes! Last week my garden foraging was all green and yellow, as that's all there was, but this week there was so much glorious colour to be found.
It's incredible how much has grown and changed in our tiny back garden just in the space of a week. I found the bluest of blue grape hyacinths, deep purple and yellow primulas with stems long enough to actually make them worth picking, more bright yellow forsythia, and some beautiful pink and green blooms from two plants that I don't know the name of. I will find out!
And I always think there is something joyful and slightly decadent - and a tiny bit selfish - about picking flowers for my bedside table. Just for me to enjoy.
After giving the bedrooms a thorough spring clean this week - dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the windows, changing the sheets, washing and packing away quilts and blankets - it gave me so much pleasure to go out into the garden with my scissors and pick a few blooms and put them in a small vase.
I chose a simple clear glass bottle; I wanted the vase to be almost invisible so that all you notice is the rainbow colours against the white wall. I absolutely love this posy.