The aristocrat has opened her beautiful blue eyes

We are happy to see “the rippling sea of blue” once again along the hillsides of The Sperrins in Co. Tyrone. Mallon Linen has very kindly shared photos with us of their flax crop – its looks good! Even there the flowers are a rare sight, opening their beautiful blue eyes for a few brief hours to the summer sun before returning to slumber for another year.

As we saw in an earlier post, flax is a very versatile plant which will grow just as happily in a back garden as in the depths of the countryside. So as you ponder, plan or plant your own sea of blue, please enjoy and be inspired by our little gallery below.

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