Tag Archives: cornus

In a Vase on Monday: Skinny

During the week I gave a slim little posy of fragrant sarcococca and colourful Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ to a friend and, finding it simple but pleasing, decided to repeat it for today’s vase with the addition of a sprig of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Coloured Sticks

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In a Vase on Monday: Windin’ the Candle

The material for today’s post was in the balance until yesterday afternoon until I finally decided to leave the Paperwhites in the greenhouse for another week and reached the conclusion that the three buds optimistically picked from a lone Rudbeckia … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: a Multi-Stemmed Approach

It was reading other blogs this time last year that led me to introduce plants for winter interest into the pots on the paved area behind the house, and I am glad I did – for the cornus have already … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Foliage Day: Skeletons in the Cupboard

This week has seen a very rapid change in foliage around the garden, from trees shedding their leaves overnight and the gradual emergence of their skeletal structure (so obvious a feature on the wisteria trained across the gable end of … Continue reading

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Displacement Theory

Displacement Theory says something along the lines of ‘If you want to plant new shrubs in your pots you will have to remove the old plants first’, and the thrifty modifier of the theory would add something like ‘and find … Continue reading

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