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Katherine, Dawn and Ivy Come to Tea

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

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In a Vase on Monday: Wake Up and Smell the…

…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

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In a Vase on Monday: Take a Chance, Take a Chance, Take a Chance on Me

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

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In a Vase on Monday: Tea and Two Sugars

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

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On the Wind

Abigail may have merely waved at us but Barney certainly shook our hand very firmly, leaving a few twiggy branches around and a couple of our neighbour’s fence panels down. Any residual breeze now carries with it the delightful scent … Continue reading

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Raining on My Parade

Blue skies sucked me into a false sense of security today and I had applied two coats of ‘Wild Thyme’ to the verticals of the rose arbour and was even thinking I might get it ALL painted today when the … Continue reading

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After November

After referring to Thomas Hood and his ‘November’ poem – ‘No sun – no moon!’ etc – a few weeks ago I find myself wondering what he would have thought of December, and this December in particular. We may have … Continue reading

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