Category Archives: Summer

In a Vase on Monday: All the Cosmos in a Jamjar

My cosmos have been rubbish this year with one (new) variety, Daydream, flowering from mid-June for only a month or so, but the others, all Double Click varieties, sown in February and planted out in early May, are only just … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Glad All Over

I’m feelin’ (boom boom) glad all over Yes, I’m-a (boom boom) glad all over Baby, I’m (boom boom) glad all over So glad you’re mine from ‘Glad All Over’, Dave Clark Five 1964 ( boom boom representing the base beat) … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: In the Mix

As is so often the case, it’s very much a mixed bag for Six on Saturday today, the meme hosted by genial Jon The Propagator, starting with the now naked witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Strawberries and Cream’. It’s not the only … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Airing Our Dirty Linen

It must be over 20 years since we had any washing strung up in the garden, although I can assure you it was not dirty linen we were airing in public today. With an always-on gas Aga in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Style Moderne

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In a Vase on Monday: Cool

The UK is in the throes of what some might describe as ‘a heatwave’, with temperatures here in the Midlands in the high 20s yesterday, nudging 30°C, with much the same for the next two days, or even hotter; the … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Indulgence…

It was only yesterday that I realised how close it was to the end of the month – my mind clearly hasn’t been thinking beyond the dates of our garden openings, so we are fortunate to still have timely photographs … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Tea, Anyone? Cake?

With our second open garden afternoon yesterday, I knew I would not be able to squeeze in the creation of a vase for today’s IAVOM, but had the presence of mind to take a few photographs of one of the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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End of Month View on Wordless Wednesday: Bustin’ Out

 

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