Tag Archives: Astrantia ‘Buckland

In a Vase on Monday: Upright Citizens

I was cajoling various allium into becoming more upright citizens yesterday when I had a little accident, changing the course of my Vase on Monday. Instead of the blooms already in mind, the shortened stem of Allium christophii became the … Continue reading

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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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In a Vase on Monday: Pierrot and Columbine

With the increasing number of blooms available in the garden there were no specific contenders in my head until last night when I thought about the aquilegia, most of which have popped up unannounced and may have little or no … Continue reading

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Monochrome

Following a recent post on Sue’s blog, From Sewing Room to Potting Shed, I was determined to try and resurrect the routine I once had of picking a little bunch of something from the garden every Monday – it was … Continue reading

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GBBD: They Think It’s all Over….

…. but it certainly isn’t yet, as the above blooms show. From the top and left to right: one of the increasing number of clumps of Cyclamen hederifolium sunflower in the hot border a second flush of Astrantia ‘Buckland’ Lonicera … Continue reading

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Pink Paper Roses and Perfect Peppers

When the ‘Pink PerpetuĂ©’ in the raised bed outside the front door has its second flush, for some reason the blooms always look dry and papery – this picture doesn’t quite capture the completely different appearance – perhaps because the … Continue reading

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