Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: A Pair of Snips

I have to confess that this vase was not created especially for IAVOM, but when the time came to create this week’s vase I liked the existing one so much that I decided to share it with you. The contents … Continue reading

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Set Fair

It was good to have that little ‘wobble’ last week, and good to be able to record it on the blog, as I can look back next year and confirm that despite the occasional nerves everything will come together in … Continue reading

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A Nerve or Two

I recently reread posts from this time of year to remind myself how I was feeling in the lead up to garden opening days, but I seemed to have been strangely silent. A lot of the general preparation work had … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Upright Citizens

I was cajoling various allium into becoming more upright citizens yesterday when I had a little accident, changing the course of my Vase on Monday. Instead of the blooms already in mind, the shortened stem of Allium christophii became the … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: The First Cut is the Sweetest

I have been cutting Winter Sunshine sweet peas for over a month, by far the earliest of my seed sown annuals to flower, and no doubt the sweetest too. Next to bloom was cosmos, and although there are many other … Continue reading

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Coming Up

With the garden openings coming up, I have been frequently checking progress of the various roses as there are several new ones; not quite everything will be coming up roses, but I am pleased to see that many of them … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Green With a Touch of Colour

In this period between spring and summer one could easily be swallowed up by the green leafiness of the garden; green is such a soothing colour and the abundance of greenery must surely provide an environment not only for healing … Continue reading

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