Ok, while I know and you know my actions aren't entirely altruistic, I only take "bits" that are poking through fences, growing on verges etc. Honestly.
(I know someone who used the local war memorial rose garden as her personal flower shop. Secateurs in hand, she'd sneak out while it was still dark, and fill her vases before Home Opens when she was selling her house. That's not nice is it?)
Anyway, a few days ago I spotted this growing over someone's fence
Isn't it amazing.
If you can tell me what it is, I'll send you a prize.
In other scintilating news I've been painting this
Lucy Violet's old hall cupboard. Our new pantry. I know she wouldn't mince words regarding my colour choice(!) but I'm thrilled with how it's come up.
Anyway love it or hate it, Lucy's old cupboard has had four coats of enamel paint (which is a you-know-what to work with) so it's staying.
Look at the wallpaper Lucy V lined its shelves with
it's staying too, in case you were wondering.
p.s. you can see the original colour of Lucy's cupboard in the top pic.
p.p.s. Galit has let me know that my pilfered flower is called Hakea laurina - native to Western Australia. Thanks Galit, now I can hunt it down and hopefully grow my own.