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In a Vase on Monday – Fancy a cuppa?

Having got over the worst of my fascination with the so-called Cup and Saucer vine (Cobaea scandens) in last Wednesday’s’ Wordless’ post I decided to ruthlessly cut some of the flowers to use in today’s vase (fear not they are … 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 – Spiked

Today saw the start of the lengthy Box hedge-trimming operation in the Walled Garden at Wimpole and I was warned that, unless I wanted truncated and squared off border plants, I had to do something about the overhanging flowers in … 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 – Happy Weeds

It is a dull day today. It has been drizzling on and off for most of the morning. Good for the garden, but not so great for raising one’s spirits. One thing guaranteed to cheer me up though is to … 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 – Amethyst and Turquoise

I love seeing blues appear in the spring flowers: the scilla, hyacinth, pulmonaria and anemone, but when I went to look for some to pick I found that I’ve only flirted with the true blues in the garden. My bunch … Continue reading

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