Thanks William and Kate for such a beautifully decorated Abbey. Hoorah for seasonal English blooms and foliage. But I was a bit worried about her bouquet as I haven't made one like that yet!
I hope to post some photos from my own royal wedding soon, I think the lovely bride will send some this week. (She married one of William's cousins. It was a small church, not an Abbey!)
Tulips now over (last year I was still picking a few the last week of May and had a huge double tulip wedding on May 8th, you just never can tell), the ground is still parched here so I've finally succumbed to the hose to stop some of the perennials getting overstressed. My first delphinium is blooming, on 30th April, it's nuts. And alchemilla's getting into swing. But I'm mainly picking different foliages and mints with persicarias, ranunculus, astrantia, scillas, alliums, solomon's seal.....
The tunnel has become Dianne's territory, I venture in to sow the odd row of seedlings as I tend to use it as an emergency seed bed at this time of year, then I exit swiftly ! It really is looking very ordered.
No wedding this weekend, and a small one next, then it's full steam ahead. I had hoped to use cow parsley for several events the last week of May, including decorating the Royal Geographical Society Halls for a chelsea lecture, but a rethink is necessary as it will all be long gone.