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In a vase on Monday: Now We Are Six

Blogging For six years, And rambling too (vases came later); From brief And private Beginnings Came years Of friendship, Inspiration, And so much more: Many words, Many gifts, and A greater understanding Of my garden, Of the world And of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Christmas Greetings

Wishing all my blogging friends every happiness at this festive time of year and for 2018, with thanks for your friendship and support throughout 2017. Table decoration includes a fragrant soya wax candle made with essential oils of cinnamon, pine … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Close Shave for a 4th Anniversary

Four years and 208 vases ago, IAVOM began and has since grown to the popular meme is today. I started the weekly vase as an incentive to myself so its popularity has exceeded any expectations I might have had. These … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: There’s a Word For That

There is so much to wonder at as I ramble around the garden these days, whether it’s the rapid progress of young seedlings once they are planted out in the cutting beds, diversity of the numerous aquilegia,  an almost constant … Continue reading

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Meeting Bloggers: Cheery Thoughts

Rhododendrons do not appeal to everyone as I have discovered since writing this blog, but the small number I have suit their locations well and provide me with a degree of pleasure at certain times of year, particularly Rhododendron ‘Cheer’  … Continue reading

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Gatherings of Gardeners

Kate of Barn House Garden talked recently about receiving the promotional material required for opening her garden under the rebranded National Garden Scheme; on Sunday, The Golfer and I attended the Staffordshire, Birmingham and West Midlands ‘county’ lunch (although technically … Continue reading

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In a Vase on…erm, Sunday: Five Years a Blogger

I am taking the liberty of posting my Monday vase a day early – because today it is five years since I began blogging and combining the occasion with the first showing of this lovely vase has been my plan … Continue reading

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