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A Week of Flowers, Remembering July 2021

Joining with Cathy of Words and Herbs

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the End of the Line

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What’s Blooming in October?

Well, the dahlias of course, and showing no signs of stopping either. The blooms may be smaller than they were earlier in the season, and there may have been a few casualties when stems have become top-heavy, but they have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Time to Push Up the Daisies?

Whilst clearing the contents of the cutting beds, I have sometimes hesitated, holding back the secateurs and erring on the side of caution and leaving some of the annuals a little longer; calendula have fallen into this category although really … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Snip Snip Snip

There has been a lot of snipping going on around here recently, with cutting back, down or out beginning in the borders during the week but,  more excitingly, our neighbours on the hedge side had workers in the garden today … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Optimism

This week, after a very dry August, we had three consecutive humid days with temperatures in the low 30s, then followed by a short and torrential downpour on Thursday, for which I was very grateful and I am sure the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bejewelled

I promised I would take advantage of the wonderful Giant Dahlia Mix zinnias sometime soon and feature them in vase on Monday, so here they are today. Uploading the photographs in readiness for the post I realised I had barely … Continue reading

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