Category Archives: cutting beds

In a Vase on Monday: Eastern Inspiration

The eastern inspiration for today’s vase was the ‘Chinese asters’, Callistephus chinensis ‘Gala Mixed’, which for some reason despite having been sown at the beginning of April has only just begun to flower. Bearing in mind how imminent the first … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flying High

Having been all but absent from IAVOM last week and away again for part of this weekend I feel quite out of touch with most of my blogging friends, but hopefully normal service will now be resumed. I am really … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: For the Barbie

We are not barbecue aficionados ourselves (unlike some of our neighbours who seem to have had a BBQ every night throughout June and July) but we accepted an invitation from friends to attend theirs over the weekend; being thoughtful guests … Continue reading

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Hot July Blooms

I had taken photographs this afternoon of blooms that were coping with this month’s heat and dryness to link to Chloris’ monthly meme so was pleased to see that she has posted details of her choice July blooms today. Do … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Small Success Story

This may not be the prettiest of vases, but it is nevertheless very much a Small Success Story: a vase of zinnias. My first vase of zinnias! It could have been a slightly fuller vase, but I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Days of Future Passed

I thought I was planning a ‘blue’ vase today with a few touches of purple, but as it turned out the purples and pinks outweighed the blues so a reference to the Moody Blues in the title seemed less appropriate; … Continue reading

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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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