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Ina Vase on Monday: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory…

…of dahlias, that is. Hard to believe that it was only in 2013 that I tentatively dipped a toe into dahlia waters, only to have it nibbled off by earwigs. Things were not much better the following year until blogging … Continue reading

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Colour Me Beautiful…Addendum

I must apologise for the first Colour Me Beautiful post that was published a few days ago – it was written later in the day than I intended it to be and, logging the progress of tasks for my own … Continue reading

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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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