Author Archives: Cathy

In a Vase on Monday: Spooky…

… not really! Walking past a card shop last week, I spotted these Halloween pumpkin mugs in the window; finding they were half price, at just £4, was an opportunity not worth resisting, even if the mug only gets used … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Observations

There is always something worth seeing in this garden, whatever month of the year it is. Observing the small changes not only brings a lot of pleasure but is a meditative process in itself, except on those occasions when inclement … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Snow Princess

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In a Vase on Monday: Ebony and Ivory

With October running away with itself, taking with it the remainder of the late-flowering blooms, I considered several different options for today’s vase, knowing that next week might be too late. Should I go (clockwise from top left) with a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Half of Them Pink

During the week I often come across something in the garden that could be featured on Six on Saturday, but then forget it by the time Saturday comes around and find myself scrabbling for contributions. Some of those featured this … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Seedheads and Buds

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In a Vase on Monday: Flung Spray and Blown Spume

Having had the nerines blooming in the Coop in mind for my Monday vase, I found myself also thinking of using one of my large shells, which then led on to thoughts of the sea. I have used a shell … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Ticking Off the Jobs

This week I seem to have had more time available to get on with autumnal tasks, and despite an unwritten list there have still been all sorts of things ticked off it, ranging from washing pots and making more chutney, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Standing Room Only

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In a Vase on Monday: Autumn Joy

The sedum included in this vase may not actually be S spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, but I suspect it is as I have had it for many years, probably bringing it from previous gardens; in those days there were no such … Continue reading

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