Sunday, 6 October 2013

Top of the cut flower pops

I realised that the entries to my Higgledy garden giveaway formed a kind of Top of the Pops of cut flowers, so here's this week's countdown:



A new entry at number 4: rather winsome, electric blue, ace in a glass of Pimms


.....it's Borage.

Number 3, just as beautiful after it's flowered


....Nigella.

Number 2, no real surprise, an old English meadow favourite


Cornflowers (pictured here with zingy wallflowers).

In the top spot, it's floaty, floofy, delicate, frondy-foliaged and keeps flowering for yonks:



.....Cosmos!

Thanks so much for all the lovely seedy entries. The giveaway winners are (drumroll)



vestachowmein




and Lucy Diamond. Congratulations!

19 comments:

Jane said...

Gorgeous! Well done to the lucky winners x

Gill said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!!
Cosmos is my favourite too!

Ellie Foster said...

Cosmos are definitely my number one as well. I love that you are using 'floofy' too - one of my most favourite words!
Best wishes
Ellie

thesnailgarden said...

Congratulations to the winners. Very interesting to see the top flowers. Best wishes, Pj x

Swallow Barn said...

beautiful flowers!

Frances said...

Congratulations to those lucky winners, and many thanks, Emma, for these additional close up views of some terrifically beautiful flowers.

Isn't nature just amazing!

xo

Jacqui Galloway said...

Your flower photos are awesome. Jacqui x

Celia Hart said...

Well done winners!
I must sow my cosmos seed next year (missed the boat this summer)
I have such an embarrassingly huge stash of Mr H's seed packets that I daren't enter your prize giveaway in case I won more.
But I would've voted for Cornflower Black Ball, Calendulas and Ammi.
xx

Karen said...

Well done to your lucky winners. Those are my top 4 flowers too.

saffa said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Really love the flower count down! Especially love the cornflowers :) safxxx

Locket Pocket said...

Congratulations to the winners! Cosmos and cornflowers - perfect! And I failed to sow either this year for some reason. Must do better next year! Lucy x

Mrs. Micawber said...

Lovely flowers all. Cosmos IS hard to beat. Congrats to the winners! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow Emma -- what beautiful flowers!

driftwood said...

borage. why have I never grown thee.

Sarah said...

Love the posts. Your pictures are brilliant.I will call again, feel free to visit me in the orchard. Sarah x

Moogsmum said...

Well done to those lucky winners! I love your top four - had the ToTP music going in my head the whole time :)

xx

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