Category Archives: cutting beds

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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In a Vase on Monday: Not a Patch on Velvet

Just a quick pick for today, a vase of ‘Velvet Queen’ sunflowers, the first time they have been cut for a vase this year, aided and abetted by a step ladder (hint: needed for one of The Projects) that happened … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a First!

No, the ‘first’ was not a first prize for these zinnias, but the first time I have have had decent enough zinnias to merit a vase of their own! After juggling sowing times for a few years I achieved a … Continue reading

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Top August Blooms?

The stars of the August (and July too) garden are undoubtedly dahlias, which seem to be doing exceptionally well this year, perhaps encouraged by the mulch of manure applied to much of the garden over winter, and I could easily … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sozzled!

It was the deep red red wine colour of Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ and Scabiosa ‘Black Knight’ that prompted today’s vase; otherwise it might be have been a further celebration of ‘late summer stalwarts’ the dahlias, which I was admiring yesterday … Continue reading

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