The peonies (Francoise Ortegat, Sarah Bernhardt and Duchesse Nemours) and rose Lady Mitchell are in bloom, just in time for another vase.  I de-bud and have long stems which are perfect for the ‘fireplace vase’ but I had to hunt around for some suitably long-stemmed fillers.  In the end I found some nigella – actually it’s hard to miss this year as it’s self-sown in the rose bed, also persicaria, cow parsley, willow and bamboo.


I’m pleased how the combination has come together, it fills the fireplace nicely.  Now just have to hope that Billy the Labrador manages to keep his waginator (tail) away from it (little chance)


Thanks to Cathy for hosting this meme.  Ramble over to her garden to see her vase.