Category Archives: grasses

Top May Blooms: a Recurring Theme

The wisteria may be a little half-hearted this year having suffered, I think, from the cold northerly winds we had in March, but elsewhere in the garden things are definitely hotting up – and with a recurring theme. Chloris of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Bang for Your Buck

Concise and to the point sums up today’s Monday vase: ‘Red Georgette’ tulips, multi-headed and thus giving more bang for your buck, popped into the gifted vase that you have seen many times before and accompanied by a shapely and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Victoria and Susan Have No Secrets

The three plummy purple parrot tulips in this first vase of May are Victoria’s Secret and it is certainly no secret how gorgeous they are, and as they have reappeared for at least three years I am especially pleased to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blue-Ming

The little dish is not actually ‘Ming’ of course but some cheap Chinese import from a car boot sale – but the hyacinths are blue and blooming and the focus of today’s vase. The blue bloomers were given as  Christmas … Continue reading

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New Year Clearance Offer!

As part the planting improvements in the garden I decided last autumn that the roses in the rose garden would benefit visually from being underplanted with grasses, having finally recognised their value throughout the garden. I intend to plant around … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Out to Grass

Today’s vase was quickly put together, the decision already having been taken to use some of the grasses which I have increasingly been coming to appreciate in the last couple of years. I have particularly enjoyed the tactile nature of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Jour d’Automne

Today’s vase and its title pay homage to the first flower of the dahlia in the forefront of  the arrangement, Dahlia ‘Nuit d’Été’, a rather attractive dark red semi cactus variety which came to me as a postage only offer … Continue reading

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