Joy number 349, is that you get to do wedding flowers for wonderful couples who go on to become friends. Last night, one such couple invited The Hound and I for a rather lovely supper in their jardin.
What to take as a gift is always a conundrum. As a florist is it a bit of a cliche to take flowers? Or do people expect you to take them? After a little Q and A on Twitter, i decided to make a posy of things from my garden, forgetting of course that my garden had been Alys Fowler'd.
So a posy of some roses, mint, bronze fennel, sage, rosemary, salvia, seed heads, a poppy, and beetroot and kale leaves. It might not have been the most colourful of bunches, but the smell was amazing.
You can see the look of ecstasy on The Hounds face as he has a sniff.
I also gave them a couple of lettuces, because i have enough to feed a small army, and a bottle of fizz.
Definitely the right way to go. Especially as The Hound made himself at home on their bed.
You really can't take him anywhere.