You may have heard me tell of Benjamin Higgledy, his dog Harry Twelvehats and his astonishing flowery skillz. He is a sort of semi-peripatetic cut flower seed farmerer and grows mahoosive drifts of billowy floral wonder in a Cornish field. What he doesn't know about Eschscholzia and Bupleurem isn't worth knowing.
Ben and friend
Recently he posted his top of the pops of cut flowers. Peter Powell was going to read it out only he had a spot of bother with his Victoria sandwich and he bailed at the last minute. Shame. Still, Benjamin's thorough seedy research showed that the most popular cut flower of the whole of 2013 was
the cornflower (photo by Karen Wells the Higgledy Researcher).
It's a no brainer really - they evoke the wheatfields of yore, Cider with Rosie, Lucy Honeychurch, are the colour of Steve Carell's eyes (probably, oof) and have the most exquisite frilly petals that look as though Gran's been at them with the pinking shears.
In celebration of of this fine and dandy flower I have made a a brand new design* - a silver cornflower necklace. It was rather tricky to make - cornflowers are really quite fancy.
You can win it, which is rather exciting. All you have to do is pop over to Higgledy's electronic gaff, have a peep at the cut flower seeds and tell me in your comment which one you'd most like to have made into a hat, for Ascot, or simply to make a trip down Aldi slightly more interesting**. In the picture above Mr Higgledy is sporting a spandy titfer made out of borage. Oh yes. This is so S/S '14.
If you fancy sharing this on your blog/the twit/bookface come back here and let me know and you can have an extra entry. Brill. I'll be making the draw in a week's time, Monday 24th March using random.org.
*the cornflower has been made using recyled fine silver, is 2.5 cm across & hangs from a sterling silver minibelcher chain
**actual flower hat not included in the giveaway. Sorry