This weekend has been all about flowers and gardening, on saturday our little village had its Spring Flower Show. That sounds a lot grander than it was, which was essentially a few stems of daffodils and other spring flowers scattered around an incredibly crowded village hall. I was particularly taken by the delicate long petals of the magnolias.
I did the sketch while I was there, and wanted to do more but I was being jostled by traffic and didn’t have a place to sit.
Some of the buds of the silver willows have started to open. Don’t you just love those fuzzy flowers?
I was flipping through one of my gardening books when I came across some photos of beautiful opium poppies. They seem like such a long way away now, but I enjoy dreaming of these summer flowers.
My plan this year is to fill my garden beds with lots of flowers for cutting (and plenty for bees and butterflies too). I don’t often buy flowers from the shop but find so much satisfaction going around the garden cutting my own. I am only a beginner but I hope I can get at least a few things growing this year.