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Ina Vase on Monday: All White’s All Right

I picked a mixture of tulips for today’s vase, some of the purple mix I spurned last week, newly blooming Merlot from the shrub border, Exotic Emperor from a big pot of tulips grown for cutting, White Dream from one … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Fire in the Belly

I resisted picking any of the pretty purple blend tulips that I showed yesterday as they are in a tub in full view if the kitchen windows where I shall continue to enjoy them; instead I started with some of … Continue reading

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Best Blooms in April

Chloris of The Blooming Garden invites us to share our top ten blooms each month although I have to say that I don’t usually count because that might mean excluding something equally praiseworthy. There are certainly no end of delights … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: Time Travelling Tulips

These tulips were picked very early on Friday morning, wrapped tightly in damp newspaper, and travelled 400+ miles with us to my Mum’s – not quite as far as, however, as the lily of the valley Younger Sister had parcelled … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Walk in the Park for a Chicken

Unlike a chicken (or  certainly the black one shown strolling nonchalantly above), for whom choosing a title for this post would have been a walk in the park, I really dithered today. Having anticipated picking some of the early blue … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Casualties

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In a Vase on Monday: Springtime Swingtime

It didn’t take long to gather material for today’s vase but resisting additional blooms was tough – bluebells in particular had been on the mental list but were rejected to enable the vase to keep a pastel focus. Once picked, … Continue reading

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