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Ina Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gold

I may not have incorporated dahlias into a Vase on Monday for a little while, but they have been used in posies for friends – and I also have a vase of assorted dahlias on the kitchen table, victims of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Onset of Decay

Contrasting with the splashes of colour featured in ‘Blooming September’ yesterday, today’s vase focuses on the onset of decay that follows the abundance and glories of summer, with a single bloom of Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ and stems of Persicaria ‘Fat … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Optimism

This week, after a very dry August, we had three consecutive humid days with temperatures in the low 30s, then followed by a short and torrential downpour on Thursday, for which I was very grateful and I am sure the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Burnished

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun… I don’t suppose the young lady depicted on this tankard is called J. Hunter Dunn, but whenever I hear the word burnished these lines from John … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: the Spanner in the Billiard Room

Beginning to pick blooms for today’s vase, I was struck with their sheer redness, especially Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, which somehow brought to mind Miss Scarlett from the board game Cluedo, hence the additional props of the spanner and the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I would much rather be making a notional nod towards the lyrics ‘Sunshine on a rainy day’ in my title, but sadly we have still not had any rain to compensate for a week of 30° temperatures. The cloudier skies … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sizzling

It really has been sizzling here in the last few days, with temperatures hovering around 30°, making gardening tasks sticky and uncomfortable. With our second and last group visit to the garden planned for Tuesday, deadheading, staking and tying back … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: In Isolation

Today, we have zinnias in a vase on a Monday – or rather, five zinnias in five separate test tubes. From the cutting beds, second right is ‘Purple Prince’ whilst the orange one is either ‘Orange King’ or possibly a … Continue reading

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