Category Archives: annuals

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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In a Vase on Monday: Sozzled!

It was the deep red red wine colour of Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ and Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’ that prompted today’s vase; otherwise it might be have been a further celebration of ‘late summer stalwarts’ the dahlias, which I was admiring yesterday … Continue reading

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A Critical Eye, Part 2: Some Not-so-Positives

My critical eye has of late been observing the main herbaceous beds, the rose garden, the blue & white borders and the bold borders (see map under The Garden tab above) , although in truth I sometimes feel like averting … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Would You Like White Chocolate Sprinkles on That?

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Musings and Amusings

The roses were so wonderful in June and mostly (other than Rambling Rector) still are, apart from looking rather washed out in the endless heat, and as I talked to visitors at our Sunday opening I found myself deciding that … Continue reading

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