Category Archives: cutting beds

Six on Saturday: Going…

…is crab apple Malus ‘Golden Hornet, with its manky rotting yellow crabs… Still here, however, is multi-coloured foliage of witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Ruby Glow’, although most of my other witch hazels are now completely nude: Nerines in the Coop are … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Snow Princess

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In a Vase on Monday: Singletons

Today’s starting point was some tithonia blooms that I had been loathe to pick because it would have meant either short stems or losing the potential of other buds; however, Chris of County Gardening assured me that the plants would … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Another Mixed Bag

Saturday is a good day for mixed bags, as several things which wouldn’t be enough for a post of their own can be combined into one post. My contribution to Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme actually contains more than six … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Ol’ Blue Eyes and the Quest for an Ideal Coffee Mug

When we went to York last December for a birthday weekend, one of the intended activities other than a purchasing a few Christmas extras was to seek out my ideal coffee mug, a quest that could not be delegated to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: All the Cosmos in a Jamjar

My cosmos have been rubbish this year with one (new) variety, Daydream, flowering from mid-June for only a month or so, but the others, all Double Click varieties, sown in February and planted out in early May, are only just … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Not Totally Tangerine

I have always thought that the name of distinctive and popular Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’ was a bit of a misnomer, and growing it myself this year for the first time confirms this, as it is clearly not totally tangerine! In … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Torch For the Shadows

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In a vase on Monday: Cooler

In hindsight, I rather wish I had taken a shot of today’s vase at a slightly higher angle, to show it as I saw it when it was first made; this would have perhaps given a better idea of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Airing Our Dirty Linen

It must be over 20 years since we had any washing strung up in the garden, although I can assure you it was not dirty linen we were airing in public today. With an always-on gas Aga in the kitchen … Continue reading

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