Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: Return of the Native

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In a Vase on Monday: The Queen is Dead…Long Live the King!

Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’, Caryopteris ‘Heavenly Blue’ and white Limonium (statice) in a lead grey Prinknash Pottery jug, a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral and to her son, King Charles III. Despite this … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Brief

Every Saturday Jon the Propagator invites readers of his blog to share six pictures of things in their garden. The brief is simple, and my simple six are brief, starting with a clutch of fluffy seedheads on Clematis ‘Gypsy Queen’, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Feed the Birds

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In Vase on Monday: Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness…and Spiders!

For many of us, the opening lines of Keats’ poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ are immediately brought to mind when autumnal colours become prevalent in our gardens and seasonal low-lying mists begin to hang over river valleys and other hollows. One … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Scraping the Barrel

I have been scraping burnt-on grease stains off the Aga this afternoon, but feel I have had to really scrape the barrel for today’s Six on Saturday post, the meme hosted by Jon the Propagator. At least I can start … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: On a Roll

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In a Vase on Monday: Froth

It occurred to me recently that there were a number of things in the garden that just got with things without making a fuss – and without ever appearing in a vase on Monday either – and all the contents … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Another Mixed Bag

Saturday is a good day for mixed bags, as several things which wouldn’t be enough for a post of their own can be combined into one post. My contribution to Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme actually contains more than six … Continue reading

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Goodbye August, Hello September!

With a distinctly autumnal feel to much of the month, it is hardly surprising that August was over in a flash, and that September is poised to come out of the shadows and wave a cheery “Hello!” Many potential summer … Continue reading

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