We are having high winds and lots of rain...the daffodils do well with lots of rain...and raining down from the trees are twigs and branches. We were looking for pooh sticks yesterday at The Vyne when I found a lovely one covered in lichen. Gradually as we arrived back at the car, I had a small handful. A twig of pussy willow and catkins adds to the spring arrangement. Seeing the wild Lords and Ladies: Arum maculatum, starting to pierce the leaf litter along the walks gave me the idea of using a few leaves of Arum Italicum pictum growing in the boarder close to the gazebo.
These are the first of my daffodils to flower this year.
They are The Tenby Daffodil: Narcissus obvallaris. This lovely little golden daffodil is the emblem of Wales.
The flowers are quite small about 5cm across so my little vase about 10cm high was just the right one...I tried others but this worked the best. When I was at school I spent one of my first holidays in Wales at an Easter Camp, and was enchanted by the swathes of daffodils growing in the woodland just above Tenby.
Cathy has come up with a lovely arrangement which will no doubt sew new ideas for vases for the weeks to come. Like me, do go over and see what she has come up with, and have a peep at what other people have put in their vases this week.