Category Archives: The Seasons

In a Vase on Monday: Sugar Rush

With sugary colours in mind, centred on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’, I was contemplating including a rogue wallflower which I think was from a batch grown from seed some years ago. I remembered growing ‘Sugar Rush Purple’ and possibly others from … 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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Wordless Wednesday: Cheery

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In a Vase on Monday: Five Elegant Ladies Drop in for Easter

Just as I knew daffodils would appear in a Monday vase a few weeks ago, it was equally inevitable that there would be tulips in my vase today now that their season is just beginning to kick off. So here … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sticks and Stones

When writing about the pink sticks in the garden on a recent Six on Saturday, I already had in mind a Monday vase with sticks of some sort, and here they are today. The sticks I have chosen are pink … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Pink Sticks and Purple Kings

As well as all the snowdrops and hellebores, I have added numerous other plants of winter interest in recent years, mostly as a result of what I have seen and read on other blogs, especially that of blogging friend and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Flags

Flags on flags with flags…or rather iris on paving slabs with a couple of Union Jack flags! If the ‘Tête-à-tête’ hadn’t been in flower for the first time last week and therefore automatically destined for Monday’s vase, these iris would … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Keen as Mustard

Narcissi are always not far behind snowdrops, hellebore and crocus, keen as mustard to remind us that spring is just around the corner. With the first ‘Tête-à-tête’ opening here this week, their appearance in a vase today was probably inevitable. … Continue reading

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Six Saturday Smiles

We have continued with gloriously sunny days this week, albeit with the downside of frosts at night – it’s strange how one can almost forget, after the lower light levels of a winter season, the joys that a bright and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Measure for Measure

I was determined to have sprigs of my pink pussy willow, Salix gracilistyla ‘Mount Aso’, in a vase today, and ventured forth to find suitable accompaniments. Scorning the emerging blooms on Iris reticulata for being ‘too blue’, I chose different … Continue reading

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