Tag Archives: Gardening

In a Vase on Monday – Chaotic energy!

It is still freezing outside. We’ve had a week of temperatures peeking just above zero by early afternoon. Brrrr! On the plus side, there has also been day after day of brilliant blue skies! It was, however, supposed to be … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Burning torches held aloft!

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Six on Saturday – All that sparkles …

Now -6°C is a bit of a shock to the system, after months of double digits! In the bits of the garden that haven’t seen the sun (or admittedly fantastic blue skies) the frost is building up into rather beautiful … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Final Day: Burning down the house

Oh no! We’ve reached the last of Cathy’s annual Week of Flowers postings. That week has taken us from meandering, warm autumn weather to sharp, chilly winter days. The meme has been a welcome counterpoint to that change. It’s been … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Day 5: Peony Power

We are racing through Cathy’s annual Week of Flowers share and I love the floral glory that I am seeing through her posts and links. It’s also been rather enjoyable scrolling through (rather a lot of) photos on the computer … Continue reading

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Cathy’s Week of Flowers: Day 3 – Floral sunshine

It’s Day 3 of Cathy’s flower-sharing challenge to cheer up these damp, gloomy days we seem to have settled into at the start of winter. Today I wanted to share one of the most cheerful sights I can think of … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers – Off to a bright start …

Today I am joining Cathy from Words and Herbs for her delightful, annual meme ‘A Week of Flowers‘, which was conceived to help counterbalance the dark, dank days of this time of the year in the northern hemisphere. I am … Continue reading

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In-a-Vase-on-Monday is nine years old today!

What a fantastic achievement by Cathy@ramblinginthegarden, who started and continues to host this meme. 👏👏👏 468 vases and still going strong! I love this meme, but rarely get my act together to post a vase, even though I sometimes pick … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Alien faces in the wood?

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Thrown Away

This little stunner is Tinantia erecta, aka Widow’s Tears or False Dayflowers, from the Commelinaceae family. More normally it is found in places like Mexico or India, certainly not in a UK garden. Nevertheless, this example popped up beneath the … Continue reading

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