Tag Archives: Winter Sunshine sweet peas

In a Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

We were to be away over the weekend and my Monday vase, instead of being put together on Sunday, was created on Thursday and the posy given to a friend so she could appreciate the sweet peas. It would have … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I have not participated in Jon The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme before, but seem to be especially time poor at the moment and the format seemed a good way of keeping the momentum going when I don’t have time … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: The First Cut is the Sweetest

I have been cutting Winter Sunshine sweet peas for over a month, by far the earliest of my seed sown annuals to flower, and no doubt the sweetest too. Next to bloom was cosmos, and although there are many other … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

… for tomorrow the branch they were growing on will be lopped off! In the lead up to the garden opening time is indeed very much of the essence and every day needs to be seized and filled productively, but … 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 the Frame

Like Christina, it has been a busy week in the garden – well, with garden related things to be more accurate, as all but torrential rain on Wednesday ensured I stuck to drier tasks both then and at other times … Continue reading

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Countdown

Thank you for all the kind comments about our acceptance for the National Garden Scheme – even though I knew in my own mind that if not accepted I would be disappointed but would still open informally on a local basis … Continue reading

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