Category Archives: greenhouse

In a Vase on Monday: Cold Stone Tea

There are still some very fine blooms on the fantasy chrysanthemums in the Coop, but something different was called for this week, gleaned from leaner borders. I say different, but it still involves chrysanthemums, this time of the hardy variety … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: A Week and More of Flowers

Blogging friend Cathy of Words and Herbs needed something to cheer herself up and, guessing that others might be feeling the same, suggested that from Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th of November we shared one or more … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Spider’s Touch

The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. Alexander Pope ‘An Essay on Man’, 1733 You may have guessed from recent posts that after featuring my other fantasy chrysanthemum In a Vase on … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Under the Sea

The seaweed is always greener In somebody else’s lake You dream about going up there But that is a big mistake Just look at the world around you Right here on the ocean floor Such wonderful things surround you What … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Mixed Bag

I could have filled my allocated six slots at least twice over with blooms that are still hanging on long past their expected sell-by date, but with a November blooms post planned in a week or so, I looked for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Joy of Joys

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End of a Leafy Month View

October has been an increasingly leafy month and a wet one too, with our weather monitor telling us it has been the wettest month of the year so far, with 140mm of rain (5.5inches). Unlike February which was nearly as … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Come Inside…

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Six on Saturday: Having a Ball

Having been forecast a damp day yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find the rain held off till mid-afternoon, leaving just grey skies for the day out we had planned. My order of bulbs from Peter Nyssen had arrived … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Cross Hippeastrum

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