Category Archives: seed sowing

In a Vase on Monday: Dotty

Picking almost anything that took my fancy to fill today’s vase, I was thinking along the lines of  ‘Anything Goes’ for a title, although ‘Anything But the Kitchen Sink’ might have been more appropriate. When I came to choose a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Jewels

How often do I have to photograph my Monday vase inside? VERY rarely, but yesterday was one of them and I apologise for the substandard photograph above. Non-stop light rain on Saturday was followed by non-stop heavier rain yesterday and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Hot Summer Nights

…but sizzling rather than sultry like the last one! Today’s sizzling summer vase is largely a celebration of the bounteousness of dahlias, with a minor supporting cast of other equally bright and vivacious blooms. Joining dahlias ‘Golden Girl’ (yellow), ‘Geoffrey … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Think Pink

It could so easily have been in-your-face brights in my Vase on Monday today as the dahlias are shouting out to be picked; however, they will be there for many more weeks whereas the clarkia that triggered the final choice … Continue reading

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Six Seedy Successes on Saturday

There are a number of stalwarts that I grow from seed each year, learning from experience what grows and performs well, most years trying a few new things, some of which will become stalwarts in due course too. Recent additions … Continue reading

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Six Things Bringing Pleasure in the Garden on Saturday

There are of course many more than six things bringing pleasure in the garden at the moment, but I am choosing a nominal six to share for Jon the Propagator‘s Saturday meme. Above are the first sunflowers, not dwarfing me … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Blossom and Bees

We are enjoying an unusually hot Easter weekend in the UK, but we are not the only ones to enjoy it – apple blossom of all sorts is revelling in the sunshine too, with crab apple ‘Royalty’ above, crab apple … Continue reading

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