The heartsease seeds I planted in summer are thriving.
Even with our cold start to winter they are still flowering and I find myself wandering down to where they’re growing just to see their ‘sunny faces’ – such a simple thing always makes me smile and lifts my mood.
I’ve been picking some and letting others go to seed so I can scatter them in other places.
You may remember the tiny no bigger than a thimble vase I use for them in Love-in-Idleness – just one of the other names they go by.
I have been contemplating designing a dress with them for My Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe but so far have just picked enough to create this delicate bodice.