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In a Vase on Monday: Upright Citizens

I was cajoling various allium into becoming more upright citizens yesterday when I had a little accident, changing the course of my Vase on Monday. Instead of the blooms already in mind, the shortened stem of Allium christophii became the … 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: Sunset

Having had my eye on the increasing stature of a grown-from-seed Inula magnifica for a number of weeks, awaiting the first flowers to use in  a Monday vase, I was pleased to see that the main flower was just beginning … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Does My Bum Look Big in This?

I had been going to call this vase ‘Woodland Edge’, but the alternative title popped into my head just before the vase was filled and it seemed more catchy! The title takes its name from Persicaria ‘Superbum’ which I have … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Temperatures have stayed low for the last few days, dipping below freezing overnight and not making outdoor jobs very enticing during the day – apart from my rambles, tasks were restricted to inspecting the greenhouse, picking a few raspberries and … Continue reading

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Hard and Soft Landscaping

Ribbons and bricks, both raw materials for current projects…. In preparation for getting stuck into the ‘big’ project of wall building and thereby probably neglecting other tasks, I spent a couple of hours today on basic garden housekeeping – sweeping … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

The heat has of necessity kept my gardening activities to a minimum recently, with watering of tomatoes and pots done last thing at night and keeping up with the picking of soft fruit as early in the day as possible. … Continue reading

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