Of course, it's not all about poppies down at the garden. All sorts of things are looking pretty. Quite a few of them even make their way into vases in my house. As previously mentioned I tend to hang onto bunches of flowers longer than necessary. Call me morbid but I like watching the way they change at they fade and fall.
Stars of the garden and the vases this spring have been the sweet peas but the poppies, broccoli and kale, lavender and lately the flowering spikes of the rainbow chard have been putting in a sterling effort. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the pick of the bunch for 2012.