Category Archives: bulbs, corms and tubers

In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Naked as the Day She Was Born

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Wordless Wednesday: a Cross Hippeastrum

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Six on Saturday: Making a Bold Statement

I like dahlias. Is that a bold enough statement? Strictly speaking, I don’t suppose I like ALL dahlias, but in truth I was referring to the dahias themselves making the statement, which is probably unrefutable as their solid chunky blooms … Continue reading

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Behind the Gate

Today was due to be the first of our three June openings for the National Garden Scheme, cancelled because of Covid 19, so in the absence of visitors I thought I would share some of the things they would have … Continue reading

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The End is Nigh….

…for the tulips, that is. Overnight winds that have continued throughout much of the day have removed the residual petals from many of the tulips, leaving only the deep maroon ones above and these lily flowered ones with a flush … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Decisions, Decisions…

There were so many things in the garden to choose from and pop into a vase today that making a decision could have been really hard, perhaps requiring the toss of a coin to see what made the final cut. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Raising the Barr

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Wordless Wednesday: An Avalanche

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was inevitable there would be Tête-à-Tête in a vase here today, as perhaps there has been at some point in February or March every year of IAVOM’s existence, and joining the Tête-à-Tête were several silver birch twiglets, snipped from … Continue reading

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