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In a Vase on Monday – For a few hours only

Cathy at Rambling In The Garden has been inspiring people to fill a vase each Monday for the last four years and, to celebrate this milestone, the 4th anniversary mission was for particpants to use a ‘container’ not usually associated … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Hints of Autumn

This last damp week has seen a number of late flowering stalwarts succumb to mould, including: zinnias, celosia and my dark-leaved basils. The flowering heads on these plants have just keeled over. They look a bit like those floppy Resusci … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Stormy Seas

I’ve been prowling around the garden checking for consequences of our being away and for the most part things have done perfectly well without us (kind neighbours watered the greenhouse). The exceptions are the things that I planted in the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Paper Thin

The birch trunk is peeling, casting scroll-like bark sheets to the ground. So I’ve helped it a bit. I had the idea that rolling up the pieces of bark, as one might to make tissue flowers, would result in an … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Spring’s Supporting Act

Well, I almost brought myself to cut the Belle Epoque tulips (an absolute favourite) for a vase, but I am afraid that I am enjoying seeing them from my kitchen window too much. They are still in the garden. So … Continue reading

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