Category Archives: Being Creative

Rainbow Dreadlocks

What do you do with a pile of felt in rainbow shades left over from a Christmas project several years ago (when not using them as a backdrop for vases on Mondays)? You cut strips from them and make rouleaux, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Tasks

Although the seasonal tasks I had in mind involved cutting back, weeding, clearing and the like, along with making sure all outstanding pots were planted out, these are not the only tasks that demand attention at this time of year. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Pink and Proud of it!

Today’s vase is very definitely pink but I was so determined to use some of my small crop of ranunculus and they needed a little accompaniment which was quickly provided by Astrantia ‘Buckland’, self-seeded aquilegia and Persicaria ‘Superbum’ and foliage … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Spring Garden

Another last minute change of plan brought about this little spring garden in a vase instead of the fiery theme I had in mind when I picked the tulips, a mix of ‘Beauty of Apeldoorn’ (‘yellow flushing mandarin red’) and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Having My Cake and Eating It…

I was really looking forward to using some of the species tulips that are now ripe for picking and seeking out additional material to demonstrate how clearly spring has sprung here…but no, another whim popped up and got in the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Musical Drama

Watching and waiting have been the order of the day for a little while, observing a pot of hyacinths in the greenhouse and plotting how soon they could be used in a vase. Strangely, a pot of another variety planted … Continue reading

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Springing Into a Vase on Monday

I have been watching, fascinated, as flower spikes begin to appear from the recently emerged green spikes of the Tête-a-Tête – surely they aren’t usually quite so early? Checking back on the blog shows that it was well into March … Continue reading

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