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In a Vase on Monday: In the Mix

Although I have shown these tulips several times in the last couple of weeks they hadn’t made it into a vase until today, and well deserved their vase visit is as they are such a delightful mix. They came, as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Blossom and Bees

We are enjoying an unusually hot Easter weekend in the UK, but we are not the only ones to enjoy it – apple blossom of all sorts is revelling in the sunshine too, with crab apple ‘Royalty’ above, crab apple … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Penny Plain

There was no dithering today; I knew exactly which vase it was going to be and what was going to appear in it: this ‘flat’ car boot bargain and some of the first tulips that have opened. In fact it … Continue reading

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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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