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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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Checkered

After checkered start Sweet blooms are given free rein The quest is over Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge (challenge words rein and quest) and Sandra at Wild Daffodil‘s 52 week photo challenge (challenge word check); thanks to both of … Continue reading

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Weeding and Wedding

It has been a week of crossing things off lists with lots of weeding around the garden, ordering florist’s sundries in preparation for wedding posies and finishing off the wedding sonnet and my wedding outfit. Oh, and today several hours … Continue reading

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