Here are a few images I've taken over the last fortnight...
Dahlias, sweetpeas, roses & parsley on the table for the Small Acorns Christmas dinner.
The tablecloth was a rapidly painted brown paper affair, but it looked pretty!
Peonies, dahlias and parsley.
My favourite pink & white dahlia, mint.... and parsley.
Lacey hydrangeas and parsley for good measure!
That parsley is just the ultimate companion! And, no, I did not grow the peonies.
They were a lovely gift.
Yet another dahlia, geranium... and parsley.
This (dahlia) love really is tutti frutti if I am to believe the words on that stunning Castle pillowcase in the background.
Talk about fussing in the dirt and my lack of gardening prowess - years ago I visited a garden centre for some much-needed advice. I explained to the helpful man that the soil was really really dry, and what should I add to it so that my plants would grow. In his most scathing and disbelieving voice, he gave me a one-word answer - water - and left me to it. Of course I am dumb, but hopefully not quite that dumb. I was trying to say that the soil needed some kind of nourishment (compost, blood & bone, nitrogen, whatever) but it quite obviously came out wrong!
So much for a green thumb. One thing I do know - flowers make everything look beautiful.
Amanda xxPin It