Category Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday: Burnished

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun… I don’t suppose the young lady depicted on this tankard is called J. Hunter Dunn, but whenever I hear the word burnished these lines from John … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Outside the Back Door

Outside the back door are a number of newly acquired plants, awaiting an opportunity to be planted out in the garden: sadly, this task is probably at the bottom of my list, if I was working to a list, which … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s the Eyes…

As has been the case in recent weeks, choosing the contents of today’s vase was not an easy one, although with two additional posies required for people or places at the same time I could at least share more of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Doing Good

Clematis viticella and their ilk are real stars of the summer garden here, many flowering from June throughout July and into August, with little sign of stopping. Larger flowered C ‘Kingfisher’ (above) starts flowering a little later than some, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Arabella, Jo and Guido

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In a Vase on Monday: the Spanner in the Billiard Room

Beginning to pick blooms for today’s vase, I was struck with their sheer redness, especially Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, which somehow brought to mind Miss Scarlett from the board game Cluedo, hence the additional props of the spanner and the … Continue reading

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Six in the Coop on Saturday

The garden may not be as floriferous as it was in June and July, but there is still much to enjoy in it as there also is in the Coop, where the scented-leaved pelargoniums are putting on a pretty show … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Two Coloured Pineapple

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In a Vase on Monday: Confection

Today’s vase is Unashamedly Pink: pink Dahlia ‘Dorothy Rose’, ‘Pink Sundae’ clary sage, Limonium ‘Rose Light’, Helichrysum ‘Silvery Rose’, Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’and Persicaria ‘Pink Elephant’, all pink by name or nature, along with pinky-red stems of a heuchera and a … Continue reading

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No Idea Why or How it is August Tomorrow…

I really don’t know how we are suddenly at the end of July when it was just the other day we waved goodbye to June, but – hey ho! – that seems to be the case so I had better … Continue reading

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