Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Forgiving

I decided to use these roses in my Monday vase because they are so forgiving despite being overlooked and neglected. Climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is probably the rose that has been in the garden the longest – the wall that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oops!

I hadn’t anticipated yesterday being a particularly busy day, but with a visit to support a local NGS (National Garden Scheme) garden in the morning, a commitment in the afternoon and then our least favourite garden opening task – putting … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Cream Tea

Today’s vase is a bit of a trompe-l’œil, an optical illusion, as the vase is made out of card and arrived flat-packed a couple of years ago although this is the first time it has ventured out of the vase … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sweeties

I picked a couple of these Bellis perennis last week for possible inclusion in Monday’s vase, but the stems were that much shorter than any of the others and they did not get included; they were, however, popped into an … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Delicate

Today’s vase celebrates some of the new and delicate blooms and foliage that are beginning to fill the garden, the delicacy highlighted by the wire frame around the cylindrical glass vase and the accompanying piece of vintage lace. In the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In the Mix

Although I have shown these tulips several times in the last couple of weeks they hadn’t made it into a vase until today, and well deserved their vase visit is as they are such a delightful mix. They came, as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Easter Surprises

I don’t know if you have had any surprises this Easter weekend although none would be as surprising as having rabbits, kittens or puppies hatching out of eggs, as this cockerel* discovered to his horror! Here, the weather has been … Continue reading

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