Category Archives: In a Vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Tea and Two Sugars

Tea and two sugars: Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’, both sweetly smelling and perfectly at home in this little teacup. I am grateful to both Julie and Dorris for demonstrating that buds of the former will open up … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Shot in the Dark

‘A young woman is shot in cold blood, her lifeless body dumped outside the stadium at the height of the US Open…’ Not my choice of reading material, but Harlan Coben is one of the Golfer’s favoured authors and lacking … 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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In a Vase on Monday : Fuzz

I am really pleased to be able to show you today’s fuzzy vase, partly because cutting the tiny side shoots of Jelena was a subtle way of showcasing its fantastically floriferous and fuzzy blooms without denuding it, but also because … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blood in the Snow

Please excuse the slight gory title, but the symphoricarpos or ‘snowberries’ I foraged from the car park when I went swimming on Friday looked so pure and unsullied when first placed in this tall matte green mug which I often … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Still Single

There was only ever one contender for today’s vase, the last before Christmas, and that was the blooms of the only hippeastrum that I have this year (although I have four saved from last year but they are all leaf … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Precious Gems

Since last Monday I had spotted some new treasures, having been taken by surprise by the flash of yellow of a few sprigs of winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, and a blush white single bloom of Viburnum tinus, both begging to … Continue reading

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