Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Flying High

Having been all but absent from IAVOM last week and away again for part of this weekend I feel quite out of touch with most of my blogging friends, but hopefully normal service will now be resumed. I am really … Continue reading

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Thank you Mr Austin

On Wednesday morning I ordered 7 roses from David Austin. Not only was I given a discount when I asked if one might be possible, but the teeny postage charge of £3.95 still applied, even though six of the roses … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Dreams

Some of you may remember me posting pictures last summer of some wonderful dahlias grown by a gentleman called Brian, who lives on the same island as my Mum – remembering the dahlias rather than anything else! I have referred … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pineapples

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End of Month View: August Beckons

It is strange to think that tomorrow is another month altogether as the last few have flown past in a whirl of garden activity. Until very recently, August was an ’empty’ month on our calendar, with little planning ahead beyond … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Glow-in-the-Dark

The appearance of a jar of turmeric as a prop in a Monday vase may seem a little incongruous, but in the absence of anything like a ‘glow stick’ or watch with luminous fingers I Googled ‘household items that glow … Continue reading

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At Last Hurrah!

After a couple of months of heat, blue skies and no rain we have finally had a day of welcome coolness, grey skies and RAIN! Yesterday felt damp and there was a little rain, but it was warm and there … Continue reading

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