Something For The Weekend- Garden Bouquet

Scented Bunch, Rocking Dog

Scented Bunch

Today I wanted to take my Octogenarian friend a gift. I didn’t want to go to the shops. I headed out to the garden with my scissors and gathered flowers for a Rocking Dog hand-tie.

For your own hand-tied bunch, cut flowers of similar lengths and create a bouquet in the palm of your hand as you go. When you feel that you have created a generous enough bunch, do a little pimping still clutching the bouquet firmly in your hand. When you are happy with the overall effect, bind the bunch with some garden string. You can do this if you are dextrous whilst still holding the bunch. However, if you are like me a bit cack-handed, lay the bouquet carefully on a surface to bind. Cut the firmly bound stems to an equal length and add a tie of ribbon or raffia if wished. Voila! A fabulous scented bouquet that has literally cost nothing to create, and invariably more lovely than shop bought flowers. See a hand-tied bunch done properly by the amazing Sarah Raven.

Give your masterpiece away if you can bear!

Our England really is beautiful at the moment, it really makes me want to burst into “Jerusalem”! We are lucky enough to have a meadow (not ours) behind our home (we’ll forget the minor detail of the thumping big motorway too). The meadow is a mass of wild sorrel, moon daisies, clover, cow parsley, red campion and a host of other species without names. We are enjoying it whilst we still can, because very soon some truly mad cows will be grazing this pasture. Until then, Real Live Rocking Dog just loves rolling in the grasses feeling the sun on his tummy!

Whatever you are doing this weekend and whichever part of the world you’re in have a lovely one.

Cottage Garden Loveliness, Rocking Dog

Cottage Garden Loveliness

Flower Filled Meadow, Rocking Dog

Flower Filled Meadow

Wanting To Play, Rocking Dog

Wanting To Play

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