Delphinium Peacock

Wicker peacock with tail made from pink, blue and cream delphiniums

Flower show fun: a wicker peacock with delphiniums for tail feathers

Not a title I was expecting to write, but I had to share this snippet from one of the nurseries taking part in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. This peacock was (metaphorically) strutting its stuff as part of the silver-gilt winning display of elatum delphiniums by Home Farm Plants of Covington.

Home Farm Plants is a family run nursery that uses traditional methods to grow delphiniums and other cottage garden perennials for sale to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Their website also mentions that they offer pick your own seasonal cut flowers at certain times of the year. I wish, wish, wish they were close enough for me to take advantage of that!

If you missed my earlier post of highlights from the show, you can find it here.

Shared as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day.

24 thoughts on “Delphinium Peacock

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Very cute. I love the idea of a “pick your own” flower place. I hardly ever buy cut flowers because of the packaging and transportation, but would love to be able to go and pick some locally.

  2. Oddment says:

    What a perfect way to display such a showy flower! Beautiful! Your mention of the cut-your-own nursery brings memories of going with my mother to what we called the peony farm, where people could cut their own. What luxury!

    • susurrus says:

      Delphiniums can be quite rigid looking at the shows and I can’t imagine them being easy plants to move around. It would be lovely if one year the RHS would allow nurseries to combine the plants they grow themselves with any other plants they like to see them growing alongside.

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