may day posies

The leaves are nearly out on all the trees and there has been an abundance of blossom and so many wild flowers appearing – Spring is definitely here and Summer is on it’s way. To celebrate this beautiful time of year I joined in with the tradition of giving posies on the 1st of May. I found out about this tradition on Instagram and Lou of Little Green Shed has been an inspirational force in getting people involved in this tradition.

I collected a mix of wild flowers and some from my garden.

flower-collectionsI made vases for the posies from old jars and tins covered with remnants of fabric…covering-pots …and tied with a bow of raffia.

pots-with-bowsI put a mix of flowers in the vases.





I so enjoyed picking the wild flowers and choosing complementary ones from my garden.




I think the tradition is to leave these posies anonymously but I thought it I should deliver them in person – I’m not sure my neighbours would have known what was going on! Anyway by delivering them face to face I got to have a good catch up with people. Next year I’m hoping to deliver more posies, I think this is a tradition definitely worth reviving.





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