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Cute and Delicate Cuckoo

The Cardamine pratensis is known by many names including "the Cuckoo flower", because it blooms in spring when the cuckoo bird is in England,  the "lady's smock", as it has a long and romantic association with maids, and the soft lilac or white flowers have lent to its other name of "milkmaid".

I saw it growing at the bottom of my parent's garden and I just loved the delicate colour and the arrangement of the four petals. I knew I had found the inspiration for this collection.