A beautiful addition to the displays, this bronze cooking bowl in which spring flowers – tulips and tree peonies, violas and clematis, the last of the Hellebores are dropped into the shallow clear water. The breeze moves them around in a floral ballet of brownian motion and it is a real delight. Some float, some sink gently and it is quite distracting.

And in an earlier combination – primroses for a much more vibrant show, in the stunning Bank of Rome bowl –

In March, when we conceived of the idea in the adjacent and very magnificent bowl from the Bank of Rome, we used Hellebores – and then the Beast from the East arrived and the whole display froze. How beautiful was that …