Category Archives: Winter

In a Vase on Monday: Simple

I occasionally get mild dermatitis and tend to make a point of using toiletries for sensitive skin, which is why we have the rather bizarre prop of a bar of soap to accompany this very simple vase, in itself a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Woe is Me!

…. not me, but the Lanky Lodger, whom I found sprawled out on his bench earlier in the week. wailing and gnashing his teeth. Sadly, he has proved to be a short-lived sculpture, despite the number of coats of primer … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Mostly Inconsistent

January seems to be have been unusually overcast with only a few days offering any blue sky or noticeable sunshine, and it will be interesting to compare the final output of our solar panels with those of previous Januarys. The … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Delicates, and Another

Today’s delicate vase began with some sprigs of winter jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum creeping under the bottom of the fence from a neighbour’s garden, and a search for more delicates brought winter honeysuckle Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’ and a dainty leaved ivy … Continue reading

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Six Sights on Saturday, Not All of Them Pretty

I haven’t joined in with Jon the Propagator’s Six on Saturday since before Christmas, probably due to a combination of inadequate material to post about, short days, inclement weather and the amount of time I have to sit in front … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spotty

Suddenly it is Monday again and here we have a spotty vase for IAVOM. Inspired by the yellow spotty laurel Aucuba japonica and accompanied by my yellow spotty jug and a yellow spotty dice, the vase also includes ‘forced’ stems … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Sunshine

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In a Vase on Monday: It’s a Stick Up…oops, No it Isn’t!

One of my friends bought me a quirky little vase for Christmas; made out of opaque white silicon and with a flat back, it sticks to smooth surfaces. “You will either love it or hate it,” she said, and although … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sprigs and Twigs

Some quick snipping and plonking brings us sprigs and twigs of Sarcoccus humilis and Prunus mume ‘Beni Chidori’, in bud not not yet in bloom and therefore not included in yesterday’s bloom count. I picked some of the prunus a … Continue reading

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Boxing Day, Out For the Count

Every year, on Boxing Day or thereabouts, I count how many different blooms there are around the garden; I don’t pick them and create delightful tussie mussies like blogging friend Chloris, just seek them out and count them. This year … Continue reading

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