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June 09, 2015


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I made the decision at the beginning of the year, that if I could, I'd try and have fresh flower sin the house all year. It's been really lovely to get seasonal flowers in the house. I have loved following on one from another. I treated myself to a bunch of peonies last week, as sadly, my peony bush in my garden is lacking in flowers. When I bought them they were closed and a deep burgundy shade. As they have opened they have got paler and paler. Currently each flower is about 30cm wide and the palest yellow in colour. They look so beautiful and big and bold that they look fake. They have fascinated the pants off me and given me enormous pleasure. I've never known a peony quite like it. Sweet Williams are on my list though, after the tulips and wild garden posies have died off. I totally get the joy of buying, unwrapping and selecting vases for the flowers. It's very soothing to do it!

Have a super day and week Lucy,

Much love

Vanessa xxx


I love Sweet William - can't wait for ours to be ready in the garden.


I love Sweet Williams. The colours are so intense. Must look out for some.


Flowers are just a real great "Good Morning to myself". Every early morning - bringing the kids to school - I inhale the perfume of the roses in the front garden. It really makes my day...

Francesca Spalletta

Hi Lucy,
On my way back from the school run yesterday morning, an old man was selling Sweet Williams outside his home for £0.70 per bunch and I just couldn't resist. Lovely vibrant colours! As I was heading home I felt happy, what a lovely way to start the day!


I grew up on a market garden in Lancashire. There were always seasonal flowers growing. Sweet williams in the early summer and large single headed chrysanthemums in the autumn so this post takes me back a long way. The frilly edges of the petals and the darker centres are so pretty. Very cheery!

Karen Warne

@barbra Hirst, my fathers favourite flower too. Xx
I find flowers very therapeutic. This week I purchased some sweet peas from the road side- so pretty and fragrant. Reminded me of my spending time in my Grandads allotment as a child. X


Great minds hey! I brought a huge bunch yesterday from our local greengrocer, he sells them from a huge black bucket, with no paper and they still look stunning!


They are my absolute favorites! Such beautiful colours. I wish they sold them by the bunch in the shops here.

Susan Conklin

Lovely flowers are always uplifting! And I adore the pretty little mat beneath your stripey jug. I do not see it elsewhere on your blog, though I haven't done a thorough search -- have you shared a pattern? Or would you? Pretty please?

The photos from your travels make me long to visit the UK. Not that there aren't plenty of beautiful places here in the U.S. Still, maybe someday.... *sigh*

Teresa Kasner

I love your choice of flowers, Lucy! I actually have a pot of them on my deck that comes back on it's own, year after year and each time fills the pot up with red and pink delightfulness! I might have to go out and take a photo for my blog post tomorrow.. for which I have nothing yet. LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


Don't have any flowers inside, but have managed to grow some beautiful bright red Flanders poppies at the end of the garden. They lift my heart and spirits each time I glimpse them. So delicate and evocative. And the roses are in bud too - can't wait!

crafty mema

anxious to see what these flowers lead to

oxxooxxo crafty mema

Ever the traveler

Thanks for a little dose of pure happiness! I used to live in Southern California in a beachy town, farmers' market at the local elementary school every Sunday. For $5 you could buy a bunch of small mixed flowers that would make two bouquets, and with careful water management they would last all week. Thank you for reminding me of the pleasure to be had from just looking at these little pretty things!

Liliana Nancy

This Little flowers are realy beautiful!!! In my country we name them "clavelinas"


I used to have some growing in the front yard of a house we lived in when we were first married. A previous owner had planted them and they came back every year. They were planted in a perfect circle around a fairly ugly stone, which was a little unusual, but they were so healthy I never wanted to take them out. They were just the color of yours, I really enjoyed them.


I also impulse brought sweet Williams on Saturday and have been really enjoying them and the colour as my garden is halfway through a much needed overhaul so not much colour out there this summer. British flowers are so beautiful and delicate. Thank you for making me notice these things and all that is around us.

Sweet Posy Dreams

So pretty. Takes me back; my mother used to grow them.

Connie Carter

I have Australian daffs and poppies this week. Yes the time spent preparing and presenting is the best time to be with the flowers. I often change jugs and vases until the effect is just right!

Wendy's Mhaaksels

I love the colors, beautiful.

Winwick Mum

I found some Sweet William flowers growing in a pot at the bottom of the garden. Treasure indeed! :-) xx

Liz Shields

Beautiful colours, and yes, I agree, it's good to take time out and really SEE things properly.

It was so good to meet you this afternoon, Lucy! I really enjoyed my visit to Coopers Cafe and meeting everyone there. Thanks for letting me see your wonderful studio too. I'll look forward to seeing you again soon...next month, hopefully. I even managed to crochet a square on the train home!!! Love, Liz xx

CL in CO

Beautiful big, blooming, luscious pink peonies at my house at the moment. I was so taken with my last bunch that I photographed them with every effect my phone camera has. I too adore arranging even the smallest bunch of flowers in my vase or jug :)

Margaret Simpson

Beautiful start to my morning Lucy. Do not think I will see any Sweet William Flowers in my supermarket today. But I am going to buy fresh flowers. Depends on what is available. I do have some nice roses in the garden at the moment too.🌹🌹

Barbara Hirst

One of my dad's favourite flowers. I will be paying my dad's grave a visit this weekend and arranging some beautiful sweet Williams xx

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