July Posy

An English garden in high summer; pinks, snapdragons, stocks, delphiniums, sweet peas, cornflowers, lavender, sweet williams, lupins and roses, roses, roses.

Not in my garden. Neglect  has taken its toll. My rose bushes are struggling to make their presence felt, my honeysuckle has failed to flower yet again and every time I try and bring order I come out in an allergic itching rash. Picking the raspberries is about as much as I can cope with.

Sometimes though less is more. All I could find worth picking today were a spray of white roses, some feverfew and a few frothy stems of lady's mantle. And that was enough to make a very pleasing posy. Perfect for a Cornishware jug.





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  1. Well I think that is just about the prettiest posy I've seen - particularly in the Cornishware jug. Sometimes less is most definitely more!

    Heather x

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  2. Your garden has given you a perfect summertime posy!

    Watch out for summertime rashes, though. Not such a nice garden gift.

    xo

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  3. Well if you can find a posy like that your garden must be doing well! Enjoy the parts you can and leave the rest to Nature eh?!

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  4. Perfect posy and perfect jug...

    I'm pretty useless when it comes to gardening so ours is quite low maintenance with mature bushes and conifers. Two years ago, though, when my son was born, we planted a couple of hydrangeas in the front of the house and I must admit that I love them and do care for them.
    They are so beautiful and sturdy....just like my son!
    Have a sunny day! It's lovely over here today!!
    Pati x

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  5. I'm doing well with honeysuckle - largely because it's choked everything else - but unfortunately this is also the year of the nettle! How I wish I knew someone who loves gardening and doesn't have one of their own!

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  6. That looks like a pretty perfect posy to me too.

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  7. That is a perfect posy and it looks so pretty in the jug. I think I shall go and cut some of my roses, they are prolific this year.

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  8. I love it. Simple but effective and perfect for July! x

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  9. lovely (and I love the jug too!)

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  10. lovely! except the rash....

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  11. I think it's gorgeous, and the jug is the perfect holder choice. Are the feverfew the ones that look like daisies? They're so cheery.

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  12. If I could get that lovely a posy out of my yard I'd be overjoyed. Absolutely beautiful. thank you so much for sharing :-)

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  13. I picked some fever few this week too Sue, I love the tiny daisies. Beautiful, fresh posy indeed. Nothing like a bit of Cornishware to complete it x Penny

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  14. If I weren't on holiday I'd be copying this posy. It would look lovely on my desk. Thanks for the idea. x

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  15. The roses and weeds are vying to outdo each other in my garden, it seems unreasonable to interfere since I've had little else to do with them, so I'm sitting in the garden watching it all unfold - I've decided gardening works on lots of levels and observation is the one I'm at.

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    1. I too am watching it all unfold.

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  16. I can't get honeysuckle to flower either, Sue. I wonder what the secret is?

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  17. I think there is something kind of nice about a disorderly type of garden. Isn't it ironic that we go to garden stores and try to get things to grow that just won't, meanwhile chop things that love our land but we think are weeds? Hahaha. I love your happy little daisy like flowers, so cheerful.

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  18. it's gorgeous!!

    just perfect for this lovely sunny weather we've been having.

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  19. I think it's one of your nicest posies. I love the white stems in that jug, especially the feverfew - the simplicity of the flowers works very well in that classic jug. x

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  20. Beautiful. I'd be very happy if I could produce something like that from my garden xx

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  21. All? It's more than enough! In fact it's delightful :)

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  22. It's slugs, snails and the dog's big feet which have taken their toll on the garden here. At least you have raspberries. And a very summery posy.

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  23. That is beautiful, more pleasing to the eye (and the soul) than any florists fancy bouquet.

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