Category Archives: Gardening

September Bloomers

Over the years I have kept some sort of record of blooms at their best every month, originally with Garden Bloggers Blooms Day, and then with Chloris’ Top 10 meme with a period of going-it-alone in between; Chloris is giving … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Also-Rans

Today’s vase contains blooms I have not used in a vase this year, and in some cases never; not necessarily because they were not worthy of inclusion, more that they were overlooked for one reason or another…also-rans. It was the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: More than a Second Glance

Just a quick and fairly random selection of things from the garden for my Saturday Six, things I have paused and admired on more than one occasion recently. The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by gardening friend Jon the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Lanky Lodger and Other Stuff

Having shown the delightful crab apple ‘Evereste’ last week, I thought it only fair to show the equally bright and fruitful ‘Golden Hornet’ this week; however, those of us acquainted with this buzzy crab apple also know its weakness, that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flaming Flowers That Brightly Blaze

There are so many variations of paintings of sunflowers by Van Gogh and I did not set out to recreate any of them, but they were certainly in my mind as I tried to arrange the wayward stems of my … Continue reading

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(agapanthus plus pot) minus (ceanothus and ground elder) equals X

…where X is a Project. I have always enjoyed working with numbers, especially the logic of algebra and equations, quadratic or otherwise, and studied Maths beyond what was statutorily required at the time. This little project somehow reminded me of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Summer Suns are Glowing

I look forward to the above view in late summer, when the peachy rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ has its second flush and the peachy crab apples of Malus ‘Evereste’ are beginning to ripen, a match serendipitously made in heaven as … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Cross Hippeastrum

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End of Month View: Hints of Autumn

There are definitely hints of a change in the season at the end of August this year, most noticeably the sudden drop in overnight temperatures (and the need to have a jumper or cardigan at the ready in the daytime) … Continue reading

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