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I have recently agreed to give a talk to a garden group next year, something I have never done before and which I am quite looking forward to in a strange sort of way. The group is one that visited … Continue reading
After the excitement of IAVOM’s fifth anniversary last week we are back to ‘normal’ today; it was lovely to see all the ‘not’ vases and great that everyone rose to the challenge in some way or another to celebrate the … Continue reading
Another small scale contribution for IAVOM from me this week, Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkin’, Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and a sprig of ivy, tucked into the teapot of an IKEA children’s teaset, laid out on a scrap of fabric left over … Continue reading
…viburnum, the sarcococca and the lonicera! Suddenly the fragrances of these winter flowers are becoming evident, even though they have all been flowering for a few weeks. Many stems of Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ are all but over, but the … Continue reading
With more than half a dozen buds on Camellia japonica ‘Nobilissima’ swelling nicely and following the success of other shrubby buds opening in vases, I decided to take a chance and try the camellia in today’s vase. This sprig with … Continue reading
Tea and two sugars: Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’ and Lonicera standishii ‘Budapest’, both sweetly smelling and perfectly at home in this little teacup. I am grateful to both Julie and Dorris for demonstrating that buds of the former will open up … Continue reading