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In a Vase on Monday: On a Slow Gravy Boat to China

Without a clear plan in mind, I cut a few stems from Echinops bannaticus ‘Blue Glow’, just beginning to colour up, before moving onto the cutting beds where I was drawn to white-bloomed Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’ from where a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Dotty

Picking almost anything that took my fancy to fill today’s vase, I was thinking along the lines of  ‘Anything Goes’ for a title, although ‘Anything But the Kitchen Sink’ might have been more appropriate. When I came to choose a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Jewels

How often do I have to photograph my Monday vase inside? VERY rarely, but yesterday was one of them and I apologise for the substandard photograph above. Non-stop light rain on Saturday was followed by non-stop heavier rain yesterday and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Hot Summer Nights

…but sizzling rather than sultry like the last one! Today’s sizzling summer vase is largely a celebration of the bounteousness of dahlias, with a minor supporting cast of other equally bright and vivacious blooms. Joining dahlias ‘Golden Girl’ (yellow), ‘Geoffrey … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Think Pink

It could so easily have been in-your-face brights in my Vase on Monday today as the dahlias are shouting out to be picked; however, they will be there for many more weeks whereas the clarkia that triggered the final choice … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oh Oh the Summer Nights

You will need to pop round for a visit to get a more realistic impression of today’s vase, as the photos do not do it justice – the dahlias are a much richer and darker shade of burgundy and the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: More Sweeties

The Winter Sunshine sweet peas in the greenhouse are flowering profusely and I aim to give at least one posy each week to whoever I happen to be seeing. Even so, that still leaves plenty and I don’t think I … Continue reading

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