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In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

I have not allowed myself to sway from the original intention of using purely sweet peas in today’s vase: after all, they deserve it, brightening the greenhouse where they are grown and filling it with a sublime fragrance. For those … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Glowing in the Arctic

It has been pretty chilly here for over a week, with temperatures barely rising above 2ºC; we had a little snow on Tuesday but it is snowing again now, with heavy snow showers forecast for much of the evening. Not … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sweet

These sweet peas are indeed sweet, both by the traditional definition of ‘sweet’ and its modern meaning, ‘awesome’ or something along those lines. An early variety bred to grow in lower light levels, ‘Winter Sunshine’ was introduced to me by … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Raspberry Ripply

The garden is full of spring blossom but to make a difficult choice easier I decided to focus just on pinks. This week has seen tulips coming into their own (which somehow seems a bit early but probably isn’t) but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Looking Forward to Sweet Peas in April

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In a Vase on Monday: More Sweeties

The Winter Sunshine sweet peas in the greenhouse are flowering profusely and I aim to give at least one posy each week to whoever I happen to be seeing. Even so, that still leaves plenty and I don’t think I … Continue reading

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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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