Category Archives: cutting beds

Six on Saturday: the Times They are a Changin’

Cooler temperatures and blistery blustery Thursday have ensured that things in the garden are very much a changin’, but I for one have no objection. There is something about the seasonal changes at this time of year that brings out … Continue reading

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October Blooms: Late Comers and Dance-All-Nighters

Around this time of the month Chloris of the Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten or so blooms, so on this damp and grey October day I am sharing mine; thanks to Chloris for facilitating this. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: the Zinnia’s ‘Excuse Me’

I was on my way to the cutting beds to pick dahlias for today’s vase but the zinnias (those project-tolerant ones) pushed their way in front of me and said ‘excuse me, but isn’t it our turn?’. How could I … Continue reading

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Just a Spadeful of Topsoil Helps a Project Along…

It must be a number of weeks since I mentioned the numerous projects that had suggested themselves since the summer and which have been ongoing ever since, in between other commitments. The last week or so has brought them close … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oranges and Lemons, the Uncut Version

Quite clearly, today’s blooms HAVE been cut but, having cut them and popped them into the zinc ice bucket that I usually stand flowers in before they are arranged, I decided they looked attractive as they were, just randomly plonked … Continue reading

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Stalwart and Seasonal September Blooms

I am trying to squeeze in a post to join with Chloris and her ‘top blooms’ meme but not only will it be fairly brief but the blooms will be more of a ‘middle-of-the-road’ calibre than top-notch. But that’s how … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: For Ali

Alison Mary Lyon 1959-2019 Today’s vase is a tribute to my younger sister who passed away this week. It seemed fitting to pick my biggest and brightest dahlias, and pick them in abundance – and so big, so bright and … Continue reading

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