Aren't they gorgeous? The roses grow in the front garden and this year there are lots of blooms and so I persuaded Hubby to let me cut a couple to bring indoors (he doesn't approve of cutting flowers). The bush was here when we moved in (11 years ago this month) and we do nothing to look after it except prune it (badly) once a year.
The flowers are so sweetly fragrant I couldn't resist bringing them in to grace a jam jar (has there ever been a more perfect vase than an empty jam jar?)
I also picked a few of the pink flowers from the back garden (that you tell me are a kind of geranium, thanks for that!!) and I was rather naughty and leaned across to rustle a couple of our neighbours cornflowers.
Last year I sowed some wildflower seeds containing daisies, cornflowers and poppies but only a couple actually came up (poppies) which was disappointing. I've sown a similar mix this year in the gaps in the flowerbed but not much doing so far.
I can't tell you how pretty these simple flowers look on my coffee table, completely free and guaranteed to make me smile whenever I see them....
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