MAY bunting & blossom
The rooftop garden in earliest May. A tiny tangle of thrusting potato plants, sparkling alium stars, purple dusted tree spinach, baby runner beans and spiky green strawberries. And London in May is a place swirling with wind-whipped blossom and bunting.
A tree I know well in Arsenal is papered with the brightest purple blooms I have ever seen. They glow at dusk with a weird and overwhelming blue intensity. The huge horse chestnuts in Clissold Park are sporting cones of ice-cream coloured flowers and Little Venice is woven about with a rainbow of flags.