The weather has not been that kind to our flowers over the last number of weeks here in Kerry. Hopefully most of you who took on the wildflower project have enough flowers to keep the kitchen table colourful and some flowers left over to share with your friends. Let’s bring the outdoors in and let the creativity begin.

Be brave in both your selection of blooms and even more so in your choice of vase or container. I have been collecting pieces of crockery for as long as I can remember and with all the charity shops popping up around the country, we are spoilt for choice. Before you go out scouring the shops though, have a good look around your home. Most houses have displays in dressers and shelves, with little vases and jugs sitting idle and just crying out to be filled with fresh flowers.