Spellbinding Charm 80/9 by Nicola Slaney of Moorcroft


Spellbinding Charm 80/9 by Nicola Slaney.  Wild alpine bells, Cortusa matthioli, are a wonder to see. They often grow in surprisingly large clumps for such a tiny floral treasure. They appear in early spring, pushing through the snow that can sweep the UK even in late March when Mother’s Day arrives, struggling to bloom but persevering to bring us their spellbinding charm. They are members of the Primula family and wherever they grow, their flowering is something of an event as their fairy bells open. Designer Nicola Slaney, a mother to three daughters herself, chose this design to celebrate Mother’s Day as the flower’s symbolic meanings encompass affection, constancy and everlasting love – three traits that are at the forefront of our minds, especially on Mother’s Day.