Since after the half of the month of August I honestly didn't walk too much, because of the fall in late July and the moves which left me very tired.
So didn't have the opportunity to pick flowers, and just bought a few bunches of sunflowers, stocks and dahlias.
|I put them in a vintage style canister, part of a set I have found at bargain price scoring charity shops!|
When I have started to feel like myself once again, and started to stroll around and walk more, I had the pleasure of discovering several spots where spontaneous sweet peas grow...
I serendipitously found this old ginger beer bottle at a charity shop (they're usually quite expensive!), and find that it is the perfect match with many flowers, among which, sweet peas.
|In an old ginger beer bottle.|
I also had the thrill of discovering Blue Globe Thistle (Echinops bannaticus), we call "Blue Baubles" in Italy. In England though, these are much bigger than in Italy!
Found lots of edible and wild apples and several other herbs, among which thornapple, blackberries, acorns, red dock (Rumex acetosella).
|Enamel pitchers are perfect for country flowers! Of course, rust is very welcome :)|
|FYI: the daunting price tag of an old ginger beer bottle!|
Buddleja davidii is still blossoming, found several bushes of the purple variety nearby. Lots of berries of all kind, these stunning blue ones are called Blackthorn or Sloe (Prunus spinosa). The gorgeous clematis (Clematis jackmanii) now in full bloom comes from my friend Jane's garden.
This bountiful bouquet contains Elderberry berries (Sambucus sp.), wild apples, acorns and oak leaves, blackthorn and thornapple berries (Crataegus sp.).