May Day Posy

Spring has been cold in Yorkshire. This time last year it was far warmer in April, everything had 'sprung' back to life really early. T-shirts and shorts were being worn, ice creams were being consumed and you could happily spend the day at the seaside. Yesterday I had my thick sweater and the central heating back on. Looking out the window you'd think it was winter - sleet, snow and hail being the order of the day. 

Because of this insufferable cold and the hard ground frosts we have had to endure, hardly anything is flowering in my little backyard garden. Only a couple of plants have any flowers on them - anemones, white dicentra and fritallaria. The cherry tree has a handful of fully opened flowers, the rest remain tightly closed. I have several aquilegia plants (one of my absolute favourite flowers) yet they are not quite there yet either. In last year's posy, you can see they were abundant with colour. So this contribution to Lou's May Day Posies is more muted in tone - whites, purples and greens, and even though I love the bright colours of Spring,  I do rather like this posy. For it is an absolute celebration of May Day - each garden, county or even country has different plants and flowers that thrive - here in Yorkshire, Spring is slow and steady, taking its time in getting going. But once it properly arrives, it will be nothing short of spectacular. 

Vintage style botanical print is from Bygone Press on Etsy. Paint colour on front door is Railings by Farrow and Ball. Fox Knocker is from Anthropologie.  All items bought and paid for by me, this is not a sponsored post.