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 Perpetué’ 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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