Bloom – Sweet William, Clary and Lemon Balm


I cannot begin to say how pleased I am that we have lots of flowers this year. A huge improvement from last.

Maybe it was all that compost I dug in or the fact the beds are on the watering programme or because we have had a glorious hot spell. Whatever it is I welcome these blooms with open arms and a pair of scissors.


This little vase of wonderful colour was an accidental combination that just worked. I used the same lemon balm I picked before as it was still going strong and cut it down to fit this glass vase. Then just added the sweet william and clary. And the little green balls you can see in the top photo are the seed heads from the Knautia. I love them even more now as you get so much from the stems.