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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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In a Vase on Monday: Daisy, Daisy

The generosity of Cosmos ‘Dazzler’ and Anemone japonica (probably ‘Honorine Jobert’) are at the heart of this vase, hence the ‘Daisy, Daisy’ of the title; plans for using the prop of a card reproducing a vintage bicycle advert were scotched … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sky

Although I decided last week that I would take advantage of the heavenly blue of this Caryopteris for today’s vase, its form and title went through many transformations before reaching the end result shown above. The soft grey green of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Kaleidoscope

It’s good to be back home again after nearly a week away in Ireland with the campervan, and although a neighbour had been watering the greenhouse and pots in our absence it seemed as if the garden was just as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wet Pickings

Yesterday, when these blooms were picked, it rained virtually all day from morning till night – when was the last time that happened? May sometime? The garden was certainly very grateful, as of course was the gardener even though it … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: 50033

The Golfer, like many of his sex and generation, has a particular interest in trains and, although not as obsessive as some, as a teenager he used to cycle from the Midlands up to Crewe with his friends to visit … Continue reading

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