Brrr, it is cold outside – we’ve not had snow (unlike much of the UK) but we have had frost and there’s a biting wind. I thought I would find slim pickings for a vase this morning but I was wrong. It seems there is plenty of interest at any time of year in this garden when I go searching for it. The hazel at the bottom of the front garden is dripping with catkins, so I climbed over the garage roof (not quite as intrepid as it sounds) to cut a few sprigs. These early spring flowers deserve a vase all of their own. The other small vase is full of Viburnum tinus, Vinca major ‘Variegata’ and a white heather. This grows alongside the path by the steps to the garage and, as I’m not a fan of heathers, I hadn’t paid it much attention before this morning. I could be persuaded that it’s actually quite pretty. I photographed the vases outdoors then brought them inside for everyone to enjoy these early signs of spring.
I’m joining in again with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and all the other bloggers who love to create a Vase on a Monday.