I absolutely adore anemones and can’t get enough of them.

So I’m delighted that they have come into season.

Anemone is thought to have come from the Greek word meaning ‘daughter of the wind’ or ‘wind flower’. Greek mythology says that the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned Adonis’ death.

The petals are made of a rainbow of colours which does make it tricky to paint, and each flower is different from the next one in the bunch. There is every shade of purple, through blue to whitest grey.

Anemones have a wide range of symbolic meanings but the one I like best is that anemones represent anticipation and good luck wishes which is just perfect for a flower that heralds in spring and the main part of our year.