I never imagined I would ever have anything in common with a royal bride. OK so it is a pretty tenuous link, but apparently Meghan Markle and I share a favourite flower - the peony.
It's an easy plant to grow and it's generous with its exuberant flowers, so you can cut some for indoors and still enjoy their beauty in the garden too. It manages to be both extravagant and elegant at the same time and it's fragrance is subtly sublime.
If you love this beautiful bloom, or you know someone who does here's a selection of gorgeous handmade gifts - all for under ten pounds each. Click on the photographs to see more details.
There are lots more peony themed treats on my Pinterest board Just Because ... Peonies