Category Archives: roses

In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Chip Off the Old Block

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Wordless Wednesday: Morning Mist

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In a Vase on Monday: Apricots

Just a very quick vase post from me this Monday, with a quickly snipped clutch of Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ and foliage from the ‘devil’s plant’ (symphoricarpos) that I expended a lot of energy trying to remove from the hedge. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: A Thing of Beauty…

…is a joy forever, and although all of these beauties will fade and die in due course I am safe in the knowledge that they will return again and again, like the good friends that they are. The garden is … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Not All Visitors are Pink

Later than in most years, the roses are gradually coming out to play; ‘Strawberry Hill’ was the first, climbing over the arch at the back of the main borders. She has a very dishevelled appearance, as if she got dressed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Just Perfick!

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In a Vase on Monday: of the Orient

I am fairly sure I have used this combination or something similar before, but being about to prune ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ from which the rosehips came, I couldn’t resist. So we have three rosehips with their crown-like sepals in three mini … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Sip of Summer

My intention for today’s vase was to deliberately look for more ‘also-rans’, things that haven’t yet featured in a Monday vase this year. From an earlier ramble I had been struck by the mass of blooms on this ‘Nathalie Nypels’ … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It: Six Spots, Patches and Circles on Saturday

Having finally given the Golfer permission to pick the rest of the apples, it now fell to me to Do Something with them – one of the less enjoyable seasonal tasks as we have never had anything other than a … Continue reading

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