This mouth-watering, sorbet coloured rose makes me think of a delicious combination of lemons, peaches and watermelons. It’s summer in a rose. And it smells gorgeous.
So who on Earth was the genius who thought calling it ‘Miss Piggy’ was a good idea? I try not to use the name when describing it to clients as it conjures up images of tantrums and flouncing! Perhaps they’ll come up with Rosa Bridezilla next….
Hooray for the magical, fragrant narcissi from the Isles of Scilly! Produced by family growers in the open air, there are a huge number of varieties, all with surprisingly different perfumes. They’re normally available from late winter to the end of spring. There were loads at the market this morning – despite the cold and drizzle outside, they made me feel that, finally, spring is on its way.
In fact, it was bucketing down with rain for alot of Easter Saturday but Stem Flowers brought the gorgeous fragrance and uplifting colour of Spring inside with (English) sun-yellow narcissi, purpley-blue hyacinths, and old-lady’s-p0wder-puff-pink lisianthus.
Vases filled with Tete-a-Tete narcissi and yellow pansies not only made a simple but beautiful mantelpiece display but also provided plantable gifts for the guests to take home.
The White Room at Beauberry House was filled with prettiness and had the whimsical feel of Miss Marple’s local tea-room!