I hope that Thomas Bloom won’t mind my hijacking these floral displays for my own delight and edification – and yours – but I am very taken with them. Keen-eyed viewers will have seen some of the individual items in my photo-reports from recent trips to Wisley and Kew and indeed, these flowers are all British-grown and freshly seasonal. Perhaps one reason why – though diverse forms, shapes, subtle but contrasting colours even – they are such happy and complimentary companions. Plus the skill and imagination of the florist of course.