Category Archives: grasses

Six on Saturday: Ticking Off the Jobs

This week I seem to have had more time available to get on with autumnal tasks, and despite an unwritten list there have still been all sorts of things ticked off it, ranging from washing pots and making more chutney, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bishops and Chiefs

I was lacking inspiration for a title for today’s vase on Monday, and came up with the lame ‘Red, Red Wine’ because of the deep red of the dahlias and the availability of a prop, a fridge magnet with teeny … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Froth

It occurred to me recently that there were a number of things in the garden that just got with things without making a fuss – and without ever appearing in a vase on Monday either – and all the contents … Continue reading

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Out to Grass

Over the last few days I have been digging out the contents of one of the Bold Borders, emptying it in preparation for its new guise as a grass border and buying the new contents to fill it, mostly from … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In One Fell Swoop…

… the character of the woodland has been destroyed… Our neighbour on the hedge side came to the door a week or so ago to say they were planning on replacing part of the hedge at the bottom end of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Tufty

I have so enjoyed the bright green carex in last week’s vase, still looking just as vibrant seven days later, that I decided to continue the grassy theme today. Instead of cutting a grass this week though, I dug up … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Home is Where the Heart Is

Today’s vase was inspired by the heart-shaped pebble found when I was bagging up the cobbles previously used around the base of the roses on the paved area to deter weeds, but recently lifted and washed. Notwithstanding its unusual shape, … Continue reading

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A Few Things on Sunday

I seem to have been playing catch-up or catch-forward a lot recently, with several posts scheduled ahead and concentrated blitzing of replying to comments when time allowed, and I apologise for my overall neglect of blogging friends and their blogs. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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