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In a Vase on Monday: Taking Stock

Little did I know when I sowed seeds of the white annual stock Matthiola incana in the middle of June that I would be picking blooms from them in November to put in today’s vase, albeit largely blooms in bud. … Continue reading

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Where Do You Come From My Lovelies….?

….. because I don’t think I put you there, or can’t remember doing so… Although I said after posting last week’s vase that some of the various aquilegias included were ‘second rate’ self-seeded examples, there were others that maybe self-seeded … Continue reading

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Fit to Burst

There are many delightful examples of buds bursting open like this Allium atropurpureum, or heaving and straining to get out like these other alliums, christophii and nectaroscordum , the latter with an emerging leafy background of thalictrum (probably aquilegifolium). I … Continue reading

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Waistcoats and Breeches

The fuchsia on the left (‘Swingtime”) has amused me this summer, as the flowers always look as if they are bursting out of their shiny red waistcoats – you can see the shape of the inner petals bulging under the … Continue reading

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