Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

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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In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

We were to be away over the weekend and my Monday vase, instead of being put together on Sunday, was created on Thursday and the posy given to a friend so she could appreciate the sweet peas. It would have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Shades

Following on from yesterday’s post about various shades in the garden, when I decided to pick some of the variably shaded fritillaries for today’s vase the logical title was ‘More Shades’; by the time I had finished picking, a title … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Penny Plain

There was no dithering today; I knew exactly which vase it was going to be and what was going to appear in it: this ‘flat’ car boot bargain and some of the first tulips that have opened. In fact it … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Goodbye To All That

My, how I dithered yesterday when deciding on the contents of today’s vase – champing at the bit to use the first of the ‘big’ tulips that were now in bud but still wanting to celebrate the last throes of  … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Not Early But Still Cheery

The advantage of growing bulbs in the Coop, the lean-to greenhouse attached to the house and kept frost free over winter is that flowers last for weeks, much longer than they would do if they were kept in a warm … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: White ‘n’ Blue

I mentioned to Christina during the week that the only blues blooming in the garden at the moment were a few Anemone blanda; however, rambling to find material for today’s vase has not only proved me wrong but shows that … Continue reading

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