Special flowers for a special person today… my sister!
Happy Birthday Susan!
I wonder if anyone knows what this is…
Maybe if you see it from a different angle?
And what about this?
An exotic cocktail fruit perhaps?
Well, these little red bobbles are in fact larch blossoms… sadly blown off the trees in the strong storm we had this week. But I think they look like tiny raspberries, so I brought some in to enjoy (and lament their fate)!
Our storm was the worst in 30 years, with hurricane-force winds uprooting trees across the country. But we were extremely lucky.
By the way, that first picture is a Ribes sanguineum – Flowering Currant, forced. Chloris at The Blooming Garden told me about how they open like this when forced – quite different to the later flower outside which is longer and pinkish red. Thanks for the tip Chloris. Mine have a hint of pink, possibly because I picked them so late?
They are so lovely!
(And my sister is too!)