Category Archives: Christmas

A Few Boxing Day Blooms

For the last 4 years I have been counting the numbers of blooms in the garden on Boxing day, with the following results: 2013 18 2014 28 2015  37 2016 14 This year there are 28 (not including roses which … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Christmas Greetings

Wishing all my blogging friends every happiness at this festive time of year and for 2018, with thanks for your friendship and support throughout 2017. Table decoration includes a fragrant soya wax candle made with essential oils of cinnamon, pine … Continue reading

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On a Door on Monday

Knowing we were going to be away for the weekend and therefore not around on Sunday to prepare a vase for Monday, I decided to combine my seasonal wreath-making with the Monday meme this year – and thus we have … Continue reading

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Seasonal Haiku

Seasonal greetings At the fag-end of the year Hopes of peace prevail Seasonal greetings at the fag-end of the year At the fag-end of the year hopes of peace prevail With very best wishes to all my blogging friends wherever … Continue reading

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Festive Greetings

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Time for a (Festive) Rest

I was anticipating finding an hour two earlier in the week to get a few things done in the garden before we headed up to my Mum’s for Christmas – some seedlings rather belatedly pricked out, some compost dug in, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Peace, Prosperity and Goodwill

And that includes goodwill to the poinsettia, which is NOT my favourite plant but having a December birthday invariably means I receive one most years at sometime during the month – so rather than letting it languish as I have … Continue reading

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