I am seeing my mother-in-law tomorrow and I always like to have a small gift to give her, so I headed out this afternoon in the rain in search of some pretty flowers for her.
A short drive away from my home is a smallholding that had a garden/farm gate stall – it often is a treasure trove of locally grown produce and the most beautiful flowers (all of which you can see growing just through the hedge).
This is where I headed straight for, although you can often turn up and the stall be empty – such is the loveliness, I think, of a garden gate stall: you never know what you’ll find.
Luckily for me, today it was laden with buckets and jam jars of flowers from their patch. When I see such a sight, I usually go a bit doo-lally and if I had enough coins in my purse I would most likely buy the lot. Sadly I had limited funds and therefore had to choose what I wanted.
For my mother-in-law I chose a gorgeous bunch of ranunculus in hot yellows, reds, pinks and oranges; and two bunches of anemones in shades of purple, lilac and blush. Together they look like a rainbow. I also couldn’t resist a small bunch of sweetpeas for myself in delicate creams and pink.
Happy is a girl with a big bunch of seasonal, locally grown English flowers.