Friday, August 26, 2011


I arrived at the flower markets this morning feeling grouchy. The sheds smelt weird, I stepped in a puddle and my feet got wet, the iris were too small and the baby was apparently practising ultimate fighting manoeuvres in my belly, which was cool but distracting.

Then I spied this last teency bunch of grape hyacinth winking at me, and I snatched it up and it was mine and I was not grumpy anymore!

So I whipped around and did the buying for work in a flash, then picked up a few bunches of white ranunculus for the muscari to nestle in.

Ranunculus are the comfiest of the flowers, if you didn't know.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Purple flowers

Spring is definitely in the air, woohoo! A bunch of little purple flowers are popping up all over the garden to let us know. These violets smell SO GOOD I could walk around all day with a few stuffed up my nose.

Some Italian lavender, pretty and soft and also an olfactory treat.

And sweet peas, the seeds of which I planted on St Pat's day and have been hoping hoping hoping would bloom. They have, and they also smell amazing.

In other news, the bubba seems to be coming along nicely, and I am trying not to eat too many Doritos. God, they are so good.