Category Archives: cutting beds

In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I would much rather be making a notional nod towards the lyrics ‘Sunshine on a rainy day’ in my title, but sadly we have still not had any rain to compensate for a week of 30° temperatures. The cloudier skies … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: David, Dorothy and Some Bishops

Most of my dahlias have been flowering for a few weeks, some now prolifically, and with some difficulty have chosen six to share on Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme, starting with David Howard (above) and Dorothy Rose below: Top Totty … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Isolation

Today, we have zinnias in a vase on a Monday – or rather, five zinnias in five separate test tubes. From the cutting beds, second right is ‘Purple Prince’ whilst the orange one is either ‘Orange King’ or possibly a … Continue reading

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Definitely an Asset

There are four cutting beds down beside the working greenhouse, in the sunniest part of the garden, plus two beds with dahlias and sweet peas, and I thought I would share these  first four and their contents with you today. … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Meadowsweet

Have I managed to fool you into expecting a vase filled with the wildflower meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)?! Instead, however, we have a vase of cultivated cornflowers and grasses, standing on a piece of artificial turf. A sweet meadow (of sorts), … Continue reading

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In Six Jam Jars on Sunday (aka IAVOM)

Another brief post from me, but I am sure that opening our garden twice in the last few days is a good enough excuse, if an excuse was needed! I will feedback in due course, probably after our big group … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Abundance

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Ina Vase on Monday: Home Fires

Today’s vase contains a number of yesterday’s firsts – the unnamed dahlia, the three calendula varieties (Indian Prince, Sunset Buff and Snow Princess) – and Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’, another photographed but unused first, Euphorbia oblongata and a temporarily russet fern. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Firsts

Every ramble this week has brought another first in terms of what has started blooming, with almost all the roses now having begun to flower, but only a few profusely. I was well pleased today, however, to find the first … Continue reading

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