Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Easter Surprises

I don’t know if you have had any surprises this Easter weekend although none would be as surprising as having rabbits, kittens or puppies hatching out of eggs, as this cockerel* discovered to his horror! Here, the weather has been … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Blossom and Bees

We are enjoying an unusually hot Easter weekend in the UK, but we are not the only ones to enjoy it – apple blossom of all sorts is revelling in the sunshine too, with crab apple ‘Royalty’ above, crab apple … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Silk Road

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In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

We were to be away over the weekend and my Monday vase, instead of being put together on Sunday, was created on Thursday and the posy given to a friend so she could appreciate the sweet peas. It would have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Blue Haze

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In a Vase on Monday: More Shades

Following on from yesterday’s post about various shades in the garden, when I decided to pick some of the variably shaded fritillaries for today’s vase the logical title was ‘More Shades’; by the time I had finished picking, a title … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday : Shade

I have had two or three relatively (and it’s all relative) ’empty’ days this week which promised hours of time to get lots of gardening tasks completed; sadly it didn’t quite work out like that but at least today saw … Continue reading

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