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In a Vase on Monday: Blood in the Snow

Please excuse the slight gory title, but the symphoricarpos or ‘snowberries’ I foraged from the car park when I went swimming on Friday looked so pure and unsullied when first placed in this tall matte green mug which I often … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday : Reddy or Not

One of the young buds of sunflower ‘Ruby Eclipse’ (shown in the last post) had a longer stem than most of its neighbours, but was clearly not going to have opened by today so, ‘reddy or not’ here it still … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday: Sunset

Having had my eye on the increasing stature of a grown-from-seed Inula magnifica for a number of weeks, awaiting the first flowers to use inĀ  a Monday vase, I was pleased to see that the main flower was just beginning … Continue reading

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The Snowdrop Detective

With three stray snowdrops found last year and potted up into little lattice pots before being replanted with ‘unknown galanthus’ labels, as well as at least two clumps emerging this year which may or may not be snowdrops, I have … Continue reading

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Thinking About Roses

Not finished after all, as the time available this afternoon wasn’t quite long enough for the Golfer to remake all the trellis, but at least this one section gives us a good idea of what the finished boundary will be … Continue reading

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