Whistling Jacks a Textile Collage

Gladiolus byzantinus, known locally as Whistling Jacks, where grown in the Penberth valley for the cut flower trade. The fields were neglected for many years but have now been cleared and the Jacks are flourishing. I have created a textile collage based on the glorious sight of magenta purple Gladiolus flowering together with Buttercups and Bluebells.