Category Archives: Winter

Six on Saturday: Colour

It’s not all green and brown in the garden at the moment, as the Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’ and bright carex (C Everillo perhaps?) above demonstrate. Also in the shrub border are Nandina ‘Obsession’ and Nandina ‘Fire Power’: In the border … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Hazel and Hazel

Having wished everyone a Happy New Year in IAVOM last Monday, today’s vase almost seems a bonus, having inadvertently ‘forgotten’ there was a complete week between Christmas and the start of 2020. Bonus Monday or not, I will still take … Continue reading

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December Blooms: Out for the Count

Since 2013 I have kept a record of what is blooming in the garden on Boxing Day or thereabouts. Although we shared last Christmas with my Mum, because of losing my younger sister earlier this year we were up to … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Not Peely-wally at All

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In a Vase on Monday: Still Life, Pomegranate and Holly

A glorious winter’s day, perfect for gardening, was foreshortened by a late start before being curtailed by increasing cloud cover and light showers. With the wisteria pruned, I continued with the rejuvenation of one of the bold borders, a task … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spike Revisited

In the very early days of IAVOM I posted a vase entitled ‘Spike’, which I described as the ‘simplest and easiest and somehow the most satisfying of vases on a Monday so far’; since then I have put together many … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Promises, Promises

One of our neighbours is bereft when the UK television programme Gardeners’ World has its seasonal break, as for him this marks the end of the gardening year and a winter with no reason to go and potter in the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Ghostly Clematis

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Ina Vase on Monday: More Teeny Tiny

Another teeny tiny vase on Monday for me, and despite trying several alternatives I am still using the little Bretby Pottery jug I used in the anniversary post, giving an arrangement a mere 10cm (4″) tall. The jug is filled … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Winter Beckons

Winter is definitely beckoning with the garden looking increasingly stark in green and brown monochrome. It is nevertheless an exciting time, with the thrill (yes, indeed) of  cutting back and generally tidying up the year’s efforts with the promise of … Continue reading

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