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In a Vase on Monday: Fruity Jelly
Heading straight for the patch of zinnias for today’s vase, I had no idea yet of a title or theme. The zinnias have been all but neglected apart from admiring glances for weeks, gradually becoming taller and statelier as the … Continue reading
Posted in annuals, Gardening, Gardens, In a Vase on Monday Tagged Clematis heracleifolia, limonium, scabious, zinnia 41 Comments
Ina Vase on Monday: HOT!
I think everyone of us who lives in the UK knows it has been hot! hot! hot! for weeks (and accordingly dry! dry! dry!) and despite hints of possible thunderstorms in some parts, the weather app on my phone doesn’t … Continue reading
Posted in cutting beds, Gardening, Gardens, In a Vase on Monday Tagged Calendula 'Indian Prince', Inula magnifica, Sunflower 'Microsun', zinnia 55 Comments
In a Vase on Monday: Pinky, Perky and Perkier
In complete contrast to last week, today we have an unashamedly sugary pink confection, with blooms as Pinky and Perky as they come. The blooms were collected in an aluminium bucket and looked so at home there that after trimming … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Gardens, In a Vase on Monday Tagged amaranthus, antirrhinum, clary sage, cosmos, dahlia, flowers in a vase, Japanese anemone, knautia, zinnia 77 Comments
Green Smells and Running Water
We awoke during the night to the sound of heavy rain and with rain and thunder during the morning there was soon standing water on many of the local roads, replacing the heat uncomfortably high humidity of yesterday. Although the … Continue reading
Digging for Victory
Following the astonishingly quick germination of the cosmos and zinnia seeds in the kitchen, I headed to the bottom of the garden to check the progress of those in the greenhouse. Without heat I didn’t … Continue reading