Category Archives: seed sowing

In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

I have not allowed myself to sway from the original intention of using purely sweet peas in today’s vase: after all, they deserve it, brightening the greenhouse where they are grown and filling it with a sublime fragrance. For those … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: First Cosmos

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In a Vase on Monday: News of the Blues

It would be easy to think there was more blue around in the spring garden than at other times of the year, with muscari, forget-me-not, hyacinth, pulmonaria, brunnera, Anemone blanda and the like, with bluebells and aquilegia poised to join … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Wisteria in Bud!

The buds on our wisteria are swelling nicely and in profusion…but sadly I am not the only one who has noticed, as you can see from the photo above… The blame rests, I am pretty sure, on the chunky shoulders … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Damage Limitation

Thank you for all the comments about compost during the week; as with all garden problems, it is reassuring to know that many other bloggers have encountered poor quality compost at times too. Thankfully most of us in our blogging … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: They Keep on Coming

The woodland was planted in 2000 and a batch of probably 100 wood anemones were planted soon after – I might have said wood anemones, but in truth they were more like a small pile of broken twigs, for that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Something for Nothing…or Not Much

At the end of the 2019 season, our local garden centre heavily discounted all their remaining bulbs at the end of December; this season’s, however, were only reduced by 50% at New Year, so when I heard last weekend that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Mystery, Exotica and Miracles

I had forgotten how much I liked the colour of this hippeastrum, Red Lion, which always reminds me of red silk. This is the one I used to treat myself to each year if I hadn’t been presented with one … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: the Zinnia’s ‘Excuse Me’

I was on my way to the cutting beds to pick dahlias for today’s vase but the zinnias (those project-tolerant ones) pushed their way in front of me and said ‘excuse me, but isn’t it our turn?’. How could I … Continue reading

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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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