Tag Archives: Sarcococca humilis

In a Vase on Monday : Fuzz

I am really pleased to be able to show you today’s fuzzy vase, partly because cutting the tiny side shoots of Jelena was a subtle way of showcasing its fantastically floriferous and fuzzy blooms without denuding it, but also because … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Enigma

After nearly a week away there was plenty of choice of blooms to cut, particularly as more dahlias are now flowering but sunflowers, rudbeckia and cosmos and others are still going strong too, and those asters! My goodness, they certainly … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Wintersweet

When I first encountered the fragrance of Sarcococca, on a plant I did not recognise, I thought it must be ‘wintersweet’, a plant I had heard of but had no idea of what it looked like. I know better now, … Continue reading

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Glimpses

Noticing the first glimpses of yellow on the Tête-à-Tête outside the front door this morning I thought I would include a few other glimpses that I have had in the last day or two. Checking last year’s posts I see … 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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And December Arrives…..

…… not that you would guess it from the unseasonable blue skies and sunshine we have been blessed with today, unlike the wet and windy north west extremes of the UK and those parts of the northern hemisphere who already … 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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