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Wordless Wednesday: Frills and Flounces

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Best of the August Bunch

For some time, Chloris of My Blooming Garden has been hosting a meme celebrating the Top Ten blooms each month; it is often difficult to pick just ten, to avoid both repetition and featuring several varieties of the same species, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cherry Brandy

Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ doesn’t seem to be as reliable as other annual rudbeckia, and germination can be poor, but they are dark and dramatic and make a real statement in a good year. I only managed to produce a couple … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy!

As the globes of echinops begin to colour up they become a magnet for bees – but this busy bee was dining alone, his friends perhaps still being reluctant to dine out. Us humans have been busy this week too, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of the Purple People Eater

In the dim and distant pre-lockdown past, when Thursdays were Grannie Days and I looked after Younger Daughter’s two children, our afternoon routine was sleep (them), walk, refreshment (“cake..!” went the plaintive cry) and then play till hometime accompanied by … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Yellows

I decided, for want of anything else grabbing my attention, to share six yellow blooms from my garden as part of Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme – but then struggled to find six, nearly having to resort to half of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Pencil Pot

I have been looking forward to using this vase for some time, as I will explain in due course. Into its shell-like interior I have placed Limonium ‘Purple Attraction’, ‘Rose Light’ and ‘Pink Pokers’, and clary ‘Pink Sundae’ and ‘Oxford … Continue reading

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Some of the Best July Blooms

Just like last month, it is very difficult to narrow the best blooms in the garden down to around ten or so for Chloris’ monthly meme, but I am just about there and making a point of including ordinary stalwarts … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keep the Home Fires Burning

There are a number of bright sparks warming up the cutting beds at the moment and they have come together to burn brightly in today’s vase: Calendula ‘Indian Prince’ and ‘Snow Princess’, Zinnia ‘Orange King’ and ‘Benary Giant Mixed’, Rudbeckia … Continue reading

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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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