So this year, MOTH heeded their call & fed them up liberally with his Seven Secret Herbs & Spices recipe & boy, oh boy have they responded! The big old spruce in the background is in another area of our garden.
However on Saturday the Hills were subjected to another big Winter storm - heavy rain, hail & high winds. Yesterday morning MOTH stumbled out to get the paper & came back inside to report that the wind had snapped off a large, heavily laden branch of one of my favourite camelias right by the front door. Not wanting to despatch the lot to the compost, I tried to rescue as many of the flowers as I could, so this morning, they are inside everywhere.
A florist I'm not, but they look ever so pretty thrown willy-nilly into a tall glass cylinder on the kitchen table.
And in the Hallway.
And here's just a few of the different varieties currently giving us much pleasure in the garden. I popped a few of them into a set of crystal trifle dishes that Mum & Dad received as wedding presents in 1948. They sit in the cupboard gathering dust mostly, so it's lovely to be able to use them. They are a delighful reminder of the delectable desserts served in them by my darling Mum.