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In a Vase on Monday: Patience

I could probably have come up with a butterfly themed title for today’s IAVOM, as the sweet peas (mostly Heirloom Mix) hovering amongst the single head of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ look remarkably like butterflies; but no, patience was needed to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Annabelle Has a Party

… and invites her friends. All of a sudden the immature blooms on Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ have grown up , blossoming into the huge cotton wool textured clouds that are her trademark. I had to choose one of the smaller … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wanted, Dead or Alive!

Torrential rain during parts of Saturday night and an uncertainly grey Sunday seemed likely to thwart chances of continuing with the Project yesterday, and a sudden return of the rain drove me inside to find drier activities. On a whim, … Continue reading

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Welcome Guests, Welcome Residents

I felt I had to capture these two beauties today, in case they were gone tomorrow – although in truth they were both showing a hint of pink when we got back from our travels on Monday and actually show … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Chartreuse

Reading between the lines over the last week would have given you a good clue to what was going to appear in today’s vase – in particular Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, its flowers not yet fully open and still appearing as … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Clueless But Fragrant

I didn’t have a clue what to include in today’s vase, particularly with knowing exactly what was in flower after the Boxing Day count. Few of these blooms would have been suitable for inclusion either because of their scarcity or … Continue reading

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GBBD: They Think It’s all Over….

…. but it certainly isn’t yet, as the above blooms show. From the top and left to right: one of the increasing number of clumps of Cyclamen hederifolium sunflower in the hot border a second flush of Astrantia ‘Buckland’ Lonicera … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Still Going Strong

What’s still going strong? The two big aluminium ice cream containers with the bargain Aldi plants certainly are, having flowered continuously for nearly 4 months and with only an occasional dead heading of the petunias – these have far and … Continue reading

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Annabelle

I walk past this hydrangea, H. arborescens ‘Annabelle,’ several times a day as it close to the start of all my rambles, but nevertheless managed to miss its first day of flowering glory for this year (unless it was, of … Continue reading

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Swell a Progress, Start a Scene or Two

The longer, warmer days have accelerated the progress of plants in the garden, as well as my own. I am gobsmacked by the rapid germination of seeds in the greenhouse, most of the survivors quickly gaining their first true leaves and … Continue reading

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