As I don't have material from my garden to use in this Monday's vase, I have found some lovely things from the hedgerow, and a couple of bits from the outer gardens of Colonsay House. Most notable in my vase is wild fuchsia, Fuchsia magellanica. My father was a Scotsman, exiled to the south of England when he married my mother and worked in London. He always said the wild fuchsia reminded him of home. The wild fuchsia always reminds me of him! When I am out walking with my youngest grandson, who is two, he loves to burst the bulbous buds of the ballerina flowers on overhanging fuchsia bushes. They make a pleasing 'pop', which, curiously, reminds me of something I used to do when I was small!
A Colonsay vase on Monday.