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Flowers from the field in a vase on Monday

This is a good time of year for walking in the countryside.  Before the harvested fields are ploughed, I enjoy walking along the hedgerows and field margins, safe in the knowledge we are not doing any damage to anything.  My vase this week has flowers from the field edges.  Chamomile, hogweed, dead nettle and yarrow.  They are fresh and pure white, a complete change from anything I have to offer from the garden, and without a vestige of autumn colour.  I particularly love the long slender seed pods on stems of a stray oilseed rape plant, self-seeded in a vast field of Brussel sprouts.

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  1. Wow! All white. I like this so much. Great you could harvest these in such great condition from your walk.

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    1. I am amazed the bunch of flowers reached home without being mangled in my two dogs' leads! I always have a problem with that when I gather a few flowers on a walk! Anyway, they survived and have been a joy! A

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  2. What lovely white flowers for this time of year. I can't believe you have such loveliness just growing along the road side. It must make for a beautiful drive or walk.

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    1. The white daisy flower, which I have called mayflower but actually I think is chamomile, which is a very resilient plant. She flowers along the field edges almost throughout the year. Lovely! A

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  3. Oh yes, that really is crisp and fresh - and those oil see rape seed pods are lovely, as are the spent heads of hogweed. Thank you for this pretty 'wild' vase today, Amanda

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I am hoping to keep the rapeseed pods going and hopefully they will dry out and will look good sprayed gold for a Christmas arrangement. I whispered 'Christmas' by the way, although I can't help looking out for the ripening holly berries now, when I am out walking with the dogs, making a mental note where I can go back to pick some when the time comes! A

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  4. Oh yes, I like those pods, I'll have to look out for some. I always like the green and white look. It's so fresh and cheerful.

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    1. Those pods are one of the bonuses of the plants self-seeding the year after the rapeseed has been in a field! There's another cruciferae with delicate mauvey-white flowers which is planted in amongst pheasant cover strips, and they have the same seed pods. Great for Christmas decorations if they survive that long!

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  5. There's nothing more cheerful than white daisies in my book, Amanda. I love the freshness of white and green arrangements too.

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    1. Thanks Kris. I have really enjoyed the vase on our dining table over the weekend! A

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