What an absolute surprize in the garden to find Canterbury Bells blooming. I've never grown these before.
Oh they are beautiful and will be a firm favourite in my garden from now on.
They are named from the shape of the corolla but known in the 16th & 17th centuries as Coventry Bell
In the language of flowers Canterbury bells carries the sentiment gratitude and is a symbol of constancy in adversity
I've three shades of purple growing as well as single and double.I don't remember planting them - but they normally do not flower until their second year if planted by seed and are often pulled out by mistake. Maybe because I am behind in my weeding they have bloomed
The palest purple nearly finished.
SQUEAL aren't they pretty!
Isn't nature just perfect!
I bet any fairy would love to use the hat.
Cicely Mary Barker - Flower Fairies of the Garden
They fit right in with the cottage garden - next to bloom is hollyhocks - not too far away.