I have two vases this week.
The first 'Vase' is a small vintage salt glazed ink bottle. Its just the right size for a little sample of my new Fuchsia Hawkshead which I bought on a little jaunt last week. The flowers are small and delicate with a green tip to the sepals and the palest of pink on the corolla. Jean helped to carry the plant round the nursery and I was beginning to wonder when it would be handed back to me. However I have already taken a few cuttings and Jean will be the first to get a rooted cutting. We shall then both have a nice souvenir of our day out.
For my second vase, I just went around the garden and have assembled material I have shown in previous weeks. I don't seem to be able to pose the vase with good enough light or contrast, but this week the posting of this vase is here, so that I have a record of what is still doing well in the garden. The only new item is a piece of the Ballota pseudotdiamnus which is now settled nicely into the garden. I love the structure of this plant, and the stems are just like soft woolly pipe cleaners.