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Wallflower scent

May 8, 2013 2 comments
A splash of sunshine

A splash of sunshine

If the gurus of perfume manufacture haven’t used wallflowers yet, they ought to.

Wallflowers must have the sweetest, strongest, least cloying of all scents in the garden.

I suppose the connotations are unfortunate.

Imagine a new fragrance being marketed ‘scent of wallflower’. It would hardly be the most popular thing to buy for a party!

The flower isn’t shy and retiring in any of its habits, though, least of all the colours in its petals.

Vivid colours

Vivid colours

Shy violets

March 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Violets hiding their faces

Fortunately I photographed these violets before they were battered by the brisk hailstorm we’ve just had.

Fortunately also, I finished pruning the one rose I will have tackled all weekend.

There was a tub full of water right beside where I was pruning. Galileo, clinging onto its rim to try and drink, overturned it and tipped its icy contents all over my sandalled foot. He emerged as fluffy dry as ever.

I was delighted to find the violets, which have come out just in the last day or so.

Now I know why they’re called ‘shy’. There wasn’t a single one that was actually looking at me!