This gorgeous little purpley pink flower is in abundance at the moment all along the hedgerows, I snapped these pics when we were out walking the dogs the other night, and today when we were driving up to visit the in-laws my hubby noticed that there is loads of it growing this year and had asked if I knew what it was…
Common Name: Red campion
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy,Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist
This little pinky-red meadow flower is often found in the wild growing in woodlands and in the verges of country roads. It’s easy to grow and makes a good addition to a rockery or semi-shaded patch in need of some colour. The clump-forming plant is hardy and will tolerate most soils, although it can struggle to cope with very acid ground. It has rich green leaves that appear in spring, and has a long flowering period right through until the start of autumn. It’s a low-maintenance plant that only needs dividing later in the year if it has become too large. It’s also fairly pest-free, and doesn’t seem to attract much attention from slugs and snails.
This info is courtesy of the bbc website (here)
I love it when I find flowers reduced at the supermarket, this gorgeous find were only 70p for a whole big bunch of multi coloured roses and beautiful addition to my lounge window ledge 🙂
I bought myself some flowers at the weekend… to add a splash of colour in the house now that everything is dying away outside for the onset of winter..
I thought that I would post this picture today, the weather outside is absolutely dreadful, gale force winds and torrential rain… it’s just sooooo horrid…. stay safe everyone
It’s been an absolute age since I’ve made any cards, and thought it was high time I made some more….
I follow quite a few card making blogs, and over at Dawn McVey’s Blog she runs a weekly colour challenge… a perfect opportunity to get the creative juices flowing again 🙂
Here is the card I made …. the colours to be used are Chocolate, bright pink, cream and Kraft.
We had visitors round last night and cakes are always a favourite with the kids, especially when theyre pink, yummy and topped with soft fudge pieces.
I love to make fairy cakes and try and come up with different toppings each time, so apologies for the overdose of fairy cakes if you follow my blog…
unable to help my self tho’ as they’re sooooo pretty 🙂
You can find the recipe for the basic fairy/cup cakes here..
I made some fairy cakes the other day … for the recipe click here
My daughter put in a request for pink ones, I put the icing on them and she did the sprinkles 🙂