Tag Archives: Colchicum ‘Water Lily’

Six on Saturday: Coming Up Roses

Most of the roses here that are having a second flush seem to have done so later than usual, waiting till September to really get going again. ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ is undoubtedly the star of this late showing, flowering perhaps … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Test Tube Baby

Time and circumstances dictated that today’s vase should be just the bare necessities, which is what you have here in more ways than one. I love to see the pared-down simplicity of colchicum at this time of year, naked without … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Naked as the Day She Was Born

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Wordless Wednesday: Shameless

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Wordless Wednesday: Rise and Fall of the Water Lily

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In a Vase on Monday: Gilding Not Required

When there are still plenty of blooms available in the garden it can be difficult to resist the temptation to stuff a vase full of them, as I did last week. Sometimes, though, the simplicity of a beautiful flower stands … Continue reading

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Holding a Torch

I am grateful to Anna of Green Tapestry for introducing me to tithonia or Mexican sunflower, this one being Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ when she suggested last year it would be a useful contender for my bold borders. Up till then … Continue reading

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Name, Not Nature

Water Lily by name, But not nature, She pushed her Chicory blanched spears Through almost barren ground, Their whiteness taking on A lilac hue, Suffusing through The virginal shoots Like ink on blotting paper Till all was coloured-in. Only then … Continue reading

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Under a Bushel

Reading a post on Patient Gardener‘s blog a couple of weeks ago about the colchicum flowering in her garden prompted me to check on the progress of Colchicum ‘Water Lily’ in my own garden. It was a few days before … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers

As I rambled this morning, and sat (yes, I did make time to sit) and admired, I found my mind inundated with lots of questions but only a few answers. For example, how quickly would the Clematis x jouiniana  ‘Praecox’ get out … Continue reading

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