Just when I thought it could not get wetter, Storm Brendan is starting to do its thing, with gusts through the evergreen oak sounding like the surge of large waves breaking on tropical reefs. Had I a rain gauge, I feel that this winter we would have broken records for rainfall.
I wasn't going to post today, but I had to go out and move potted plants into safe positions, and my eye was caught a few blooms.
A couple of small creamy veined leaves of Arum Italicum nicely sets off the rich fuchsia pink of the cyclamen coum. With its kidney shaped deep glossy green foliage this cyclamen with its pretty patterns are a delight this time of the year. An added bonus is that slugs and snails avoid these. A couple of sprigs of Erigeron karvinskianus finishes off this minute arrangement in an old ink bottle.
Cathy has three ink bottles with some rather lovely winter blooms, with the Hamamelis vernalis 'Amethyst' being rather fine. Cathy is the creator and host of this weekly IAVOM get together.