Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: What Goes Around…

…comes around, and on Friday friends came around for lunch, bringing a nice bottle of wine and a pretty posy of flowers from their garden – so far, so to be expected. Apart from the sedum, though, all the flowers … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Character

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Ina Vase on Monday: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory…

…of dahlias, that is. Hard to believe that it was only in 2013 that I tentatively dipped a toe into dahlia waters, only to have it nibbled off by earwigs. Things were not much better the following year until blogging … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day: The Gardener’s Fickle Fingers

We are born, We die, And in between We live lives Of varying degrees Of usefulness, Our impact Subtle or Dramatic. In our gardens The plants Are the same, From humble weed To mighty oak; Born from seed Or Adam’s … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Daisy, Daisy

The generosity of Cosmos ‘Dazzler’ and Anemone japonica (probably ‘Honorine Jobert’) are at the heart of this vase, hence the ‘Daisy, Daisy’ of the title; plans for using the prop of a card reproducing a vintage bicycle advert were scotched … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Let There Be Light

There is certainly more light in the garden at the end of September and following the removal of our two trees I was pleased to find that one of our neighbours has decided to cull two of his, for the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Shameless

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