Still Fine at Nine

Today is the ninth anniversary of Rambling in the Garden – how on earth did that happen?! To mark the occasion, I have popped some blooms and foliage into the personalised vase that was handpainted for me by Elder Daughter some years ago: Corydalis ‘Beth Evans’, Hellebore ‘Winter Moonbeam’ and Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’.

Last year, on the eighth anniversary, I talked at length about all the things I had gained from blogging, many of them unexpected, but I will reiterate the final paragraph:

This leads on to the greatest benefit of my blog: the camaraderie of all those who read and comment on it regularly and especially my blogging friends, who have all contributed to the benefits already mentioned in one way or another. Sharing or exchanging information or advice, offering support in many guises, generously sharing and exchanging plants and seeds – the list is long. Not just publicly through our blogs, but by email and exciting little packages in the post, and sometimes in person too. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

This holds true just as much as it did then – so thank you for sticking with me or, if you have begun rambling with me only recently, choosing to come alongside. Here’s to another year!


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39 Responses to Still Fine at Nine

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Happy Anniversary

  2. bcparkison says:

    Congrats….and the little vase is lovely.

  3. Heyjude says:

    Love the vase! And congratulations! Nine years and still learning 😊

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Congrats on your 9th blogiversary, Cathy! Here’s to many more. Thanks for hosting IAVOM all these years, it’s one of my favorite memes. πŸ™‚
    (Love your daughter’s vase – so perfect for your garden.)

  5. Paddy Tobin says:

    a good anniversary!

  6. Ian Lumsden says:

    That’s a special pot and contents. Happy anniversary.

  7. Kris P says:

    Best wishes on your blogging anniversary, Cathy!

  8. Debra says:

    This is a significant blogging anniversary, Cathy. Congratulations. And your vase and arrangement is beautiful!

  9. Anna says:

    Just where has that time gone?! Many congratulations on your ninth blogging anniversary Cathy. A most special gift from your daughter. It’s been a joy rambling in your garden over the years πŸ˜„πŸ˜˜

  10. Klausbernd says:

    Dear Cathy,
    congratulations! Happy anniversery πŸ™‚
    How sweet of your daughter to give you that pots and what great idea to present a series of nine.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful vase and lovely flowers. Happy anniversary Cathy. Pleased to have met you through IAVOM and appreciate all you do.

  12. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Happy Bogaversary! I always like to come here to see what you are up to. I often find inspiration in your many projects. That is a sweet vase made by your daughter. Well done.

  13. Cathy says:

    Happy Anniversary Cathy! The years fly by, don’t they! πŸ˜‰ Your vase is gorgeous – don’t remember seeing it before. Wishing you and your blog many more years of rambling! πŸ€—

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Cathy – they certainly do! I have used the vase before but maybe only once…it suits small cottagey -style flowers like these best

  14. rusty duck says:

    Happy Anniversary Cathy. And well done!

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Jessica – I blog less often these days, as it began to take up so much time in the early days, although my posts may generally be longer!

  15. tonytomeo says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  16. johnvic8 says:

    Congratulations on a most worthy accomplishment. I appreciate what it has taken for you to be so consistently interesting and informative for my seven years of following. Keep up the good work, and don’t overwork that Golfer.

    • Cathy says:

      Aw thanks John – it’s always nice to know you are still reading my posts, and can be relied on for your concern for the Golfer πŸ˜‰

  17. croftgarden says:

    Congratulations, I can’t believe that it is really 9 years. We started blogging at about the same time, although you have managed to be more consistent. I have enjoyed our chats and banter over the years. I couldn’t agree more about importance of the support and friendship given so generously by our coterie of “blogging companions.”

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks and yes, you were a little before me I think. When I started I had no idea that lasting friendships could come from blogging!

  18. Cathy CONGRATULATIONS on your 9th Anniversary of “Rambling in the Garden” !!! Congratulations!!!! And that you continue many more years !!! Your daughter’s vase is delicious, I love it, and the Corydalis, Hellebore and Pittosporum look divine in the vase: I love it, it is magnificent. Thank you Cathy for your wonderful blog in which I have learned a lot and you have been such a good friend supporting me when I have needed it and I need it: Thank you Cathy !!! πŸ˜€πŸ€—πŸ˜˜β­My best wishes on your Anniversary. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

    • Cathy says:

      You are ery kind, Margarita. It has been a pleasure to share so many things with my bloffing frineds, whether it is plant related or emotional support

      • Cathy the pleasure is mine for sharing so much with you and receiving so much support and learning so much about plants. You are a good friend, I am very happy to have met you virtually, if I lived in the UK we would have met personally by now. Thanks Cathy. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

  19. Annette says:

    Happy birthday, dear Cathy, can’t get over the nine years though, how time is flying! I’m so glad we met there in outer space. Your blog is one of my favourites not least because it’s so authentic. So here’s to the next nine πŸ™‚

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