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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

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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

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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

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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

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