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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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Ina Vase on Monday: HOT!

I think everyone of us who lives in the UK knows it has been hot! hot! hot! for weeks (and accordingly dry! dry! dry!) and despite hints of possible thunderstorms in some parts, the weather app on my phone doesn’t … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: The First Cut is the Sweetest

I have been cutting Winter Sunshine sweet peas for over a month, by far the earliest of my seed sown annuals to flower, and no doubt the sweetest too. Next to bloom was cosmos, and although there are many other … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Green With a Touch of Colour

In this period between spring and summer one could easily be swallowed up by the green leafiness of the garden; green is such a soothing colour and the abundance of greenery must surely provide an environment not only for healing … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead

Apart from a couple of hours at a steam event literally just down the road from us I have spent virtually all my ‘free’ time recently working on the garden. This still doesn’t amount to very many hours and for … Continue reading

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