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In a Vase on Monday: Cuckoo in the Nest

I certainly did not expect to have a hippeastrum (aka amaryllis) flowering in the middle of April, but something clearly went awry with my plans to have amaryllis blooming in the Coop when visitors came to our open garden in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Alternative

Some of you might remember this slim rectangular vase and the wild plum twigs from last week , but instead of red roses we have a red Hippeastrum. The alternative contents are, I suppose, a form of humble apology to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Short Changed and Blue

Such a simply put together vase was not my intention for today; however, using these hyacinths, my 10p each bargains from a month ago, was. Purchased and planted on 17th December, I think they were a little confused about the … Continue reading

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A Beast Amongst the Blossom

I treated myself to 3 hippeastrum/amaryllis bulbs from my favourite discount supermarket Aldi a couple of months ago, the £2.49 price tag justifying the triple purchase and allowing me to have a group planting of the same variety in one … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Feel the Beat

‘You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine’ This hippeastrum/amaryllis has  gone from dry bulb to fully open and flamboyant flower in seemingly no time (7 weeks) and was in … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Still Single

There was only ever one contender for today’s vase, the last before Christmas, and that was the blooms of the only hippeastrum that I have this year (although I have four saved from last year but they are all leaf … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Luna Landing

I have to confess to being thrilled with the result of today’s vase, based around the newly opened stem of Amaryllis/Hippeastrum ‘Luna’, a bloom that would have looked gorgeous however it was presented. The soft white petals with a greenish … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Neon Light

It was definitely uncharted territory today, both in using a ‘vase’ of this type and a bloom of this size so there was a touch of nervousness involved as I prepared the material, especially in cutting the flower stem – … Continue reading

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The Rescue Party (Amaryllis Liberation Front)

After sprinklings of snow throughout the day yesterday the clouds have remained defiantly closed, and we have achieved balmy temperatures of 4°C today! The last of the snow has slipped off the solar panels (we heard the ‘thump’ in the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Rescued!

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