Category Archives: annuals

Wordless Wednesday: First Cosmos

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In a Vase on Monday: Rud Not To

I don’t know when ‘it would be rude not to’ first entered common parlance, but it now seems to be in many people’s vocabulary, just like the ‘been there, done that, got the T shirt’ phrase. No T shirts were … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fruity Jelly

Heading straight for the patch of zinnias for today’s vase, I had no idea yet of a title or theme. The zinnias have been all but neglected apart from admiring glances for weeks, gradually becoming taller and statelier as the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Disgraceful!

As autumn progresses, it brings with it a range of changes within the garden as annuals turn up their toes, herbaceous plants cast off their earlier finery and trees don their autumn outfits before casting them off like an eager … Continue reading

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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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