I adore the scent of stocks, they're so highly perfumed that you can smell them all around the house.
I don't venture in to Leeds very often, but when I do, I make sure to pop in to Kirkgate Market and visit one of the lovely flower stalls there. They always have a wide choice of flowers which are always lovely and fresh and very reasonably priced, so when Eleanor and I had a shopping trip a fortnight ago, my flower of choice was stocks. I love the buttery yellow colour of these, and at only £2.00 I couldn't resist.
Earlier in the month, I picked up a little bunch of roses and carnations from Tescos. These were only £2.00 too, but I always find that roses fade much quicker than other flowers, so they were gone quite quickly, but the carnations lasted for quite a while.
These are the flowers I'm enjoying at the moment, a mixed bouquet which I picked up from the reduced basket last Sunday, and which are still going strong. The rose and carnations have opened out beautifully and look quite stunning against the yellow chrysanthemums.
I'm sure you'll agree that this was £1.50 well spent.