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In a Vase on Monday: Strong Deliverer

I really tussled with the title of today’s vase, but in the end have gone with my gut, the fiery contents eliciting snatches of the classic hymn ‘Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer’ and the fiery cloudy pillars it refers … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Umbrellas on a Cloudy Day

Although it has been, like April, a largely dry month here, May has seen a lot of cloud cover with hazy rather than endless sunshine and yesterday, when this vase was created, was no different. The vase-making process began with … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Taking Liberties, With Black Stockings

Today’s vase just fell into place, including the title! These antirrhinum were ripe for an airing today, picked from an unexpectedly overwintered plant that has grown into a sturdy and attractive plant. Sown last year, they didn’t do especially well … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Canny

Unlike elsewhere, lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) has not become an entrenched and borderline nuisance here; quite the opposite, it has not been easy to establish, but now I finally have a few (just a few) plants that have actually flowered this … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Purple Rain

There may appear to be little effort involved in plonking a few tulips in a vase, and I agree with you, but the simplicity of such plonking belies the attractiveness of the result, so I make no apology! The tulips … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chickening Out

Chickening out of what, you might ask? Well, spending any more time trying to find the perfect vase, I suppose… Having picked a clutch of cultivated Bellis perennis for today’s vase, I had in my head the plan to use … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Easter Extravaganza

I had planned to have ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ as the title of today’s post, but as soon as I lifted my red glass egg vase off its high shelf and dusted it down I was reminded that the opening in the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blood and Thunder

The blood-red wallflowers with forgotten origins were the initial proposed contents of this week’s vase and they were quickly joined by blooms from Lunaria annua ‘Chedglow’, a purple-flowered honesty with brooding dark mottled leaves, originally grown from seed received from … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bobby Dazzler

I have mentioned the inferior hippeastrum in the Coop, which are not what they should have been, but I also have a better quality one which was purchased from Peter Nyssen and which I paid more for but is a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spring

I did not expect to be showcasing tulips in a vase on the last Monday of March, but when these appeared in the shrub border this week they surprised me just as much as all the surprises I featured yesterday. … Continue reading

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