Blooms and berries this week – the attractive Hypericum androsaemum in that lovely colour combination I have talked about before here and here.


Isn’t that stem colour gorgeous?  And the leaf edges tinged with it too.


The stamens and petals drop off to leave the flower bracts and the berries.


And it has the most unusual ‘seamed’ stem.


One of my favourite National Trust Gardens in the south-east is Wakehurst Place and it is home to a National Collection of Hypericum.

It has provided the inspiration for a colour combination I return to time and again when designing and making lampshades – it works well in many interior spaces, particularly period properties.

Forest-Leaf-lampshade-detai Wine-gum-swirl-lampshade-de

Forest-Random-Stripe-drum Forestrollercoasterflat


I’ll be working on another set of customised wall shades this week and will post some images of work in progress.  Until then, have a good one.

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