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In a Vase on Monday – A first snowdrop

I keep being caught out by the weather this winter. Today started warm and I didn’t bother with a coat, but by the end of the morning I regretted that as a cold, persistent wind had sprung up while I … Continue reading

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(Not) In a Vase on Monday – Leaf kebab anyone?

This morning, on my dog walk, I was admiring the beautiful red stems being revealed on the lime trees as the leaves fall, so I snapped off a few (don’t panic, they flail them every year anyway, so I am … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Definite autumn shades

Yes, it is most certainly autumn, but I could hardly believe the heat in the walled garden at Wimpole today. I was taking salvia cuttings most of the morning and I am hoping that they can take the extreme temperature … 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 – Lilac: A symbol of passion and love

Lilacs: They have such a short, but deliciously fragrant flowering season. They make me think of France and village fetes and bunting and trips to quaint tea shops. Did you know that lilacs are part of the olive family, Oleaceae? … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Creeping in late … like Spring

OK, so it is Tuesday, but I did pick the flowers yesterday and I have just read that Cathy is celebrating 6 years blogging, so it seems a shame not to congratulate her on this happy meme (IaVoM). Well done … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Snippets between showers

I’ve been dodging rain showers all day. This afternoon it came down to a decision between nipping out to look for a few flowers or going for an immediate dog walk round the village (I couldn’t face a second deep-mud … Continue reading

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