My house and yard are awash in spring flowers. There are pots of anemones beside the front door, and tulips and freesias lining the walk. Last year’s tulip and freesia bulbs are blooming beneath the camilla bush, dotted with tall irises in deepest violet and cream and gold.
The colours are amazing: saturated fuchsia and pinks, bright oranges, palest lemon yellows, pollen, golden yellow and inky black, flowers in brick red with ochre throats and lavender stamens.
I want to capture them all, to replicate them in fabrics and revel in their vividness.