Author Archives: Cathy

In a Vase on Monday: Bejewelled

I promised I would take advantage of the wonderful Giant Dahlia Mix zinnias sometime soon and feature them in vase on Monday, so here they are today. Uploading the photographs in readiness for the post I realised I had barely … Continue reading

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Surprising and Not So Surprising

I was astonished this week to find a bloom on agapanthus grown from HPS seed sown in January 2019, especially as I am still awaiting blooms on agapanthus from seed collected some years prior to this. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Out and About Again

The second of our brief forays in the campervan took us into Shropshire, the adjacent county. Unfortunately, the timing of the overnight stop we were able to squeeze in this week precluded visits to two very worthwhile Shropshire gardens, although … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Starry Starry Night

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In a Vase on Monday: Burnished

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun… I don’t suppose the young lady depicted on this tankard is called J. Hunter Dunn, but whenever I hear the word burnished these lines from John … Continue reading

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Out and About

We have a teeny tiny campervan that we bought with the intention of using it mostly for short stops of one or two nights, but Covid put paid to that last year and even when campsites began to re-open it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Outside the Back Door

Outside the back door are a number of newly acquired plants, awaiting an opportunity to be planted out in the garden: sadly, this task is probably at the bottom of my list, if I was working to a list, which … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Expansive

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s the Eyes…

As has been the case in recent weeks, choosing the contents of today’s vase was not an easy one, although with two additional posies required for people or places at the same time I could at least share more of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Doing Good

Clematis viticella and their ilk are real stars of the summer garden here, many flowering from June throughout July and into August, with little sign of stopping. Larger flowered C ‘Kingfisher’ (above) starts flowering a little later than some, but … Continue reading

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