Category Archives: Spring

In A Vase on Monday: Big Skies

Up at my Mum’s for a few days, I have but a simple and brief offering today: a vase of daffodils, plucked from a bed normally overgrown with reeds and hogweed where they are currently the only visible occupants. Not … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Happy Times!

There are many things in the garden that are bringing happiness at the end of March, a greenhouse full of seedlings being one of them. I don’t think my list of sowings (under the Sowings Record tab above) is quite … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Blimey, Limey!

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In a Vase on Monday: Testing, Testing

I was tempted by all sorts of delicacies for today’s vase – tiny emergent scillas, the first Anemone blanda, various primula/polyanthus, and even some tulips which were eagerly reaching out for Sunday’s warmth and sunshine – but either there were … Continue reading

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March Hare Gazes at the …erm, Snow

The original forecast for our area of merely a few lights snow showers yesterday morning seemed to change from hour to hour and resulted in periodic blustery heavy snow showers all day and a return of that bitterly cold NE … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Nearly There

The photo doesn’t really do today’s Monday vase justice as in reality it is rather more striking than it might appear; its height, however, made finding a plain background to photograph it against difficult. Extending to 60cms or 2 feet … Continue reading

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Smells

The green smell That follows Showers After Weeks without; Fresh foliage, Fresher still. First sweet peas And something Indeterminate Carried on the breeze; Tomato plants Warming in The greenhouse; Rich fruitiness, Close encounter With an early rose; Confused aroma of … Continue reading

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