Friday 1 June 2012

Heaven Scent

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.


  1. They look lovely, so well spent indeed! Flighty xx

  2. I love stocks too, we had some the other day and they do smell divine.
    Lisa x

  3. Stock smells great. Next time you have roses, Trim them and stand them in a cup of boiling water for about 60 seconds. It helps them keep longer.

  4. They are beautiful... one of my favs.
    Will you be partaking of the Diamond Jubilee this weekend?
    Have a great one Jo.
    Susan x

  5. I love stocks too.Funnily enough I have never grown them myself even though I love the scent, I do keep threatening to!

  6. Thank you for all your comments.

    Flighty - They're still going strong, so definitely money well spent.

    Lisa - They're gorgeous flowers, the only downfall is that they don't really last long.

    The Cookie Jar - Thank you for the tip, I'll try that next time.

    Susan - We didn't have a street party, but we did enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

    Anne - I've only once had them in the garden, I should really grow them myself.