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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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Turnabout Tulips

(from left to right) Top: unknown freebies, tarda?, Orange Sun Middle: Angelique, Peach Blossom, Princess Irene Bottom: Little Beauty, Beauty of Apeldoorn, vvedenski ‘Henry Hudson’ I feel as if I am getting towards the stage of becoming more organised in … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…

… I didn’t appreciate tulips. Hard to believe that now, although I suppose I could still say that I am not keen on dumpy ones with big leaves like kaufmanniana – or solitary tulips in a border for that matter … Continue reading

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Little and Large

It may have been a surprise to find the secretive tulips flowering in the sitooterie a few days ago, but their compatriots in a planter on the paved area in front of it may have proved to be a greater … Continue reading

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