Category Archives: annuals

September Bloomers

Over the years I have kept some sort of record of blooms at their best every month, originally with Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, and then with Chloris’ Top 10 meme with a period of going-it-alone in between; Chloris is giving … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: My Candy Girl

Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you I don’t think zinnias haven’t been the main feature of any of my Monday vases this year, so the sunflowers I had intended to use … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Frills and Flounces

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In a Vase on Monday: Cherry Brandy

Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ doesn’t seem to be as reliable as other annual rudbeckia, and germination can be poor, but they are dark and dramatic and make a real statement in a good year. I only managed to produce a couple … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Star in the Cosmos

Sidestepping the glorious dahlias, I went to the other end of the cutting beds and picked some cosmos for the first time this year. They have been flowering for a number of weeks already but only in ones or twos, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Carnival

If there hadn’t been those spikes of aconitum to deal with last week, there would have been a vase of antirrhinum instead, so they were the first port of call this week with other blooms being added as an idea … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Aquilegia, Astrantia and Allium

When aquilegia, astrantia and allium, the three As, begin to flower in the borders we know the transition from spring to summer has begun and that the garden has gained an unstoppable momentum. The above photo (coincidentally) shows all three. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oranges and Lemons, the Uncut Version

Quite clearly, today’s blooms HAVE been cut but, having cut them and popped them into the zinc ice bucket that I usually stand flowers in before they are arranged, I decided they looked attractive as they were, just randomly plonked … Continue reading

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Stalwart and Seasonal September Blooms

I am trying to squeeze in a post to join with Chloris and her ‘top blooms’ meme but not only will it be fairly brief but the blooms will be more of a ‘middle-of-the-road’ calibre than top-notch. But that’s how … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Not a Patch on Velvet

Just a quick pick for today, a vase of ‘Velvet Queen’ sunflowers, the first time they have been cut for a vase this year, aided and abetted by a step ladder (hint: needed for one of The Projects) that happened … Continue reading

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