Nature in the Home… hedgerow

Now here’s the thing… there ain’t too many hedgerows in South London. But undeterred I set out into Crystal Palace Park armed with my secateurs and country bumpkin knowledge in the hope of finding some acceptable flora for Lou’s challenge.

pink hawthorn blossom in vintage ink bottle

flowers in vintage pharmacy bottles

pink buds in glass ink bottle

flowers in old glass bottles{all Decorator’s Notebook}

Stomping through the more unkempt areas of the park getting stung with nettles as I went, I spotted the most beautiful pink hawthorn tree. Looking more closely I saw that the buds were double-flowered and just on the brink of bursting – I was sold! Once home I popped a few sprigs into my collection of vintage ink and pharmacy bottles and got snapping in the evening glow.

After last week’s disappointment I’m much happier with my photos this week. I overcame my laziness and got my tripod out which helped a lot, and set up my little arrangement with the light coming from the side rather than face-on which gives a little more life to the pictures, I think?

Really enjoying part of this and looking forward to what everyone else has found for Nature in the Home this week!

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  1. says

    Lovely pictures. I do have to give a shout for all the green spaces there actually are in South London though. Have you been to Sydenham Hill Woods and Cox’s Walk which are listed by Wild London and are full of wiildlife? There are 4 huge commons – Tooting Bec is 5 square miles with areas left wild as well as manicured areas for games, childrens’ playgrounds, an olympic sized lido with grassy areas in which to sunbathe and a running track nestled in amongst the woods; Clapham Common, Streatham Common & the Rookery, Wandsworth Common which also has woods & unmown parts; then there are Hornimans park & gardens, Dulwich Park, Crystal Palace Park, the golf course on Dulwich Common – I could go on, but people will lose interest in my ramblings … x

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