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In a Vase on Monday: Short Changed and Blue

Such a simply put together vase was not my intention for today; however, using these hyacinths, my 10p each bargains from a month ago, was. Purchased and planted on 17th December, I think they were a little confused about the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blue-Ming

The little dish is not actually ‘Ming’ of course but some cheap Chinese import from a car boot sale – but the hyacinths are blue and blooming and the focus of today’s vase. The blue bloomers were given as  Christmas … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Purple Haze

I realised yesterday that whilst I was rambling I was subconsciously also ‘prowling’, looking for ideas for today’s vase. The dark purple hyacinth that had recently opened in a container down the side of the house was the most likely … Continue reading

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365 Days of Opportunity – Looking Forward

Being blessed with a practical and positive nature I see every day as a day of opportunities – thus making 2013 a whole 365 days of opportunity. What will I discover? What will I learn? Gardens are full of things to … Continue reading

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Vases not Buckets

I collected together my hyacinth vases yesterday and started off some prepared ‘Blue Star’ and ‘L’Innocence’ hyacinths from Peter Nyssen. I have started putting chippings in the base of the vases in recent years as they can become top heavy and unstable, … Continue reading

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