Category Archives: Gardens

Wordless Wednesay: The Return of the Native

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In a Vase on Monday: Home is Where the Heart Is

Today’s vase was inspired by the heart-shaped pebble found when I was bagging up the cobbles previously used around the base of the roses on the paved area to deter weeds, but recently lifted and washed. Notwithstanding its unusual shape, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: All Systems Go?

It’s probably another 6 months until the garden is looking anything like it does in the lovely picture painted for me by lovely Elder Daughter, but now that I have had it framed I can hang it on the wall … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Waiting Game

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In a Vase on Monday: Delicates, and Another

Today’s delicate vase began with some sprigs of winter jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum creeping under the bottom of the fence from a neighbour’s garden, and a search for more delicates brought winter honeysuckle Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’ and a dainty leaved ivy … Continue reading

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Six Sights on Saturday, Not All of Them Pretty

I haven’t joined in with Jon the Propagator’s Six on Saturday since before Christmas, probably due to a combination of inadequate material to post about, short days, inclement weather and the amount of time I have to sit in front … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Seed Sorting

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In a Vase on Monday: Spotty

Suddenly it is Monday again and here we have a spotty vase for IAVOM. Inspired by the yellow spotty laurel Aucuba japonica and accompanied by my yellow spotty jug and a yellow spotty dice, the vase also includes ‘forced’ stems … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Sunshine

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s a Stick Up…oops, No it Isn’t!

One of my friends bought me a quirky little vase for Christmas; made out of opaque white silicon and with a flat back, it sticks to smooth surfaces. “You will either love it or hate it,” she said, and although … Continue reading

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