Category Archives: flowers

Early spring scent

Mahonia in jugI’ve been busy planning seed orders over the last week or so, and travelling around Sarah Raven’s website, I was reminded that all sorts of flowers can be used for cutting. I will be ordering some dill seeds this year! Given how well the mahonia is growing in the front garden, I thought it could spare a few of the wonderfully scented flower stems. There are plenty left for early bumble bees and insects.

The colour yellow makes me smile, but especially at this time of year. A promise of spring sunshine, an an opportunity to bring out Grandma’s old jug.