Category Archives: cutting beds

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: the Gaiety Club

Today I am celebrating the abundance of the cutting beds with the brightest dahlias and zinnias available, with a few others for support. David Howard is in there again, with Geoffrey Kent (red), Dorothy Rose (pink), Top Totty (purple, and … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Cutting Beds

Before this post was written, I had to check back on the blog to see when the cutting beds first came into existence, and was surprised to find it was as long ago as 2014. Their creation was the result … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Ivy has a Habit…

…not of picking its nose or biting its fingernails, but growing! It doesn’t seem very long since I built a wall around the compost heap, with a feature extension utilising two pieces of stained glass from an old front door, … Continue reading

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Sizzling in June

Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten blooms each month but June is one of the many months when selecting just ten is an impossible task, especially when we have already featured some of the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bright Eyes

Today’s vase started with two large red grown-from-seed dahlia blooms, with their bright yellow eyes, and was developed around the theme of ‘bright’, but when it came to arranging them they dominated the rest of the blooms because of their … 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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In a Vase on Monday: a Tussie Mussie and a Promise

A tussie-mussie or nosegay is a small posy, typically given as a gift and the concept has existed in some form since at least medieval times when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice. When I picked … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: at the Bottom of the Garden

Most of today’s Six are at the bottom of the garden, the ‘working end’ with the greenhouse, cutting beds and fruit cage, so in the absence of a theme or better title we have the unimaginative one above. I feel … 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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