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In a Vase on Monday: A Shot in the Dark

‘A young woman is shot in cold blood, her lifeless body dumped outside the stadium at the height of the US Open…’ Not my choice of reading material, but Harlan Coben is one of the Golfer’s favoured authors and lacking … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Lime Sorbet

Unflattering Greyness lifts With the gentle Promise of spring. The softer light Reflects kindly On new growth, A sharp contrast Of fresh greens Cleansing the palate Between The sugary pinks Of emerging hellebores. Citrus ivies and cornus, Snowdrops and primmies … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bewitched

I already had witch hazel in mind for today’s vase, partly because they are all so beautiful just now and partly to give me a better opportunity of smelling their elusive fragrance, a fragrance only noticeable when the blooms have … Continue reading

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Potgazing Produces Practical Plant-Up Plan

I continued with the plant-up yesterday, but was stymied by running out of John Innes No 3 and indecision about where some of the new and displaced plants were going to go. The first was remedied easily today, but then … Continue reading

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