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The Incredible Self-Shortening Amaryllis

The second spike on my ‘Bogota’ amaryllis got too big for its boots (OK pot). It grew taller than the first by a couple of inches. I was so proud … of course there was a fall! I came down … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Survivors

We’ve just returned from France where melting temperatures, 38 deg C plus, have tested my capacity to move during the day. So it was with considerable relief that we are now chez-nous and back to sweltering in a mere 30 … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Rain and Rainbows

Suddenly summer has turned wet, grey and cool. I’ve taken to carrying out daily checks for tomato blight, ‘cos I have a lovely crop just ripening in the raised beds that I don’t want to lose. The downpours have been … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – A Summer Salad

The cephalaria had to go! I’ve two large plants at the back of the border, but as giant scabious is a prolific self-seeder I also have slightly smaller samples all along the edge of the driveway, in the gravel. I’d … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Remains of the Day

It was foggy for most of the morning and I was mulling over collecting a vase of dead and skeletonized stuff for Halloween, if I got back in time to pick the seed heads. But by the time I made … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – You may need sunglasses for some of these dazzlers

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