Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Pink Parfait

I tried a couple of different containers for this week’s IAVOM offering before settling on this one and immediately knew it would work well as the blooms splayed out perfectly, seemingly complementing the curves of the vase itself. I would … Continue reading

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Not Always a Bed of Roses

I may have been enthusing over the cutting beds and July blooms generally in recent weeks, but not everything in the garden is lovely. In particular, the roses in the troughs on the paved area just aren’t working and look … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: My Kind of Cacti

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In a Vase on Monday: Patience

I could probably have come up with a butterfly themed title for today’s IAVOM, as the sweet peas (mostly Heirloom Mix) hovering amongst the single head of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ look remarkably like butterflies; but no, patience was needed to … Continue reading

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Hold Those Secateurs!

The cutting beds are just wonderful at the moment and I find myself just standing and gawping when I reach them on my rambles. No doubt aided by the higher than average quantity of sun and associated warmth we have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon

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In a Vase on Monday: My Vase Runneth Over

Today’s vase quite simply celebrates abundance and the best the garden has to offer. Almost all of the blooms in this chunky rectangular glass vase came from the cuttings beds and were picked purely for their gloriousness and without any … Continue reading

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