Category Archives: Christmas

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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Boxing Day Blooms and an Apology

For the eighth time, I have made a count of what is blooming in the garden on Boxing Day or thereabouts, always an interesting exercise and one that highlights the differences in winter from year to year. Not surprisingly, with … Continue reading

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In Anticipation

On the eve of Christmas 2020, I would like to send best wishes to all my blogging friends, hoping you find joy within the restrictions and changed plans we find ourselves dealing with – and more than just mince pies, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the C Word

You may or may not have noticed that it is beginning to look at least a little, if not a lot, like C********. A very grey and often damp week has given an opportunity to catch up on other seasonal … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day in the morning

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In a Vase on Monday: Wishing You a Very Berry Festive Season

Holly and ivy berries from our garden, symphocarpus from my local sports centre car park, a vintage cream pot and a ‘wise man’ from a set of Christmas cake toppers, photographed on star studded runner which adorns our kitchen table … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Wreath Pleaseth Us

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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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