Go on Tom, I'll have them if no one else has asked privately.Cool! and on that recommendation does anyone else have the urge? if not they are off to the charity shop from whence they came!
Staying within the traditional range of blooms forces you to improvise with the designs which creates the differences but inevitably results in similar themes.So good to see pairs formed from individual items which are similar, not the same but nevertheless complement one another to achieve a new sense of unity and an obvious labour of love: a metaphor which appeals to my romantic nature. Truly beautiful.
It's easy to see why this kind of work was popular with the barge folk. Much of the canal network grew through an early industrial landscape of mills and mines. A touch of colour in their living quarters must have been a welcome relief.A week of rain makes a gloomy, wet and cold camp.
These things would be cheerful necessities to break the nasty spell.