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In a Vase on Monday: A Winter Glow

I have recently agreed to give a talk to a garden group next year, something I have never done before and which I am quite looking forward to in a strange sort of way. The group is one that visited … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today To-morrow will be dying.   (Robert Herrick ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time‘)  We have just been away for the weekend, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: A Lost Chance

All week I have been planning to cut lanky (Salvia) Phyllis Fancy for today’s vase and had one of my few really tall vases in mind, so far unused because…I have had little material substantial enough to justify its use…I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Unashamed

Last week Joanna of Edinburgh Garden Diary posted an IAVOM featuring a collection of teeny vases and inkwells with single blooms, and I am afraid I have unashamedly pinched the idea to make the most of a selection of the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: For the First Time In Forever

When starting picking for today’s vase, I realised that the first three things picked had never been used in a vase before so allowed this to dictate the underlying theme – the title could perhaps have been ‘Vase Virgins’, but … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: What Goes Around…

…comes around, and on Friday friends came around for lunch, bringing a nice bottle of wine and a pretty posy of flowers from their garden – so far, so to be expected. Apart from the sedum, though, all the flowers … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory…

…of dahlias, that is. Hard to believe that it was only in 2013 that I tentatively dipped a toe into dahlia waters, only to have it nibbled off by earwigs. Things were not much better the following year until blogging … Continue reading

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