Category Archives: dahlias

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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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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Six on Saturday: Late Summer Stalwarts

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Wordless Wednesday: Juliet, Wet and Single But Still Happy

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In a Vase on Monday: On a Slow Gravy Boat to China

Without a clear plan in mind, I cut a few stems from Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’, just beginning to colour up, before moving onto the cutting beds where I was drawn to white-bloomed Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’ from where a … Continue reading

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