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In a Vase on Monday – Ents and a Forest Wedding

My son was married on Saturday and happily they managed their outside, fairy-tale wedding in sunshine, followed by a delicious meal inside. It was a lovely day, the bride looked gorgeous and everyone seemed chilled and happy. David’s idea for … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – A Wild Flower Explosion

At this time of year the local meadows are positively bursting with colourful early summer flowers. Last Monday I collected bright, glossy salsify, goats beard, cow parsley and field buttercups for a vase, which didn’t quite make it to a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Titanium

Years ago, before I had pierced ears, my favourite screw-on danglies were a pair of long iridescent anodized titanium rods purchased from a very boho craft fair (of the kind that I seem to spend half my weekends visiting). Metallic … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Blossom and Polyanthus

Well, with all the jam trees (old Chivers damson trees) in the garden bursting into flower over the last few days I couldn’t resist cutting a few branches to bring inside. I noticed the first blossoms opening when I went … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – So this is when Vincas look good!

The garden has turned distinctly mushy over the last couple of days. Lots of plants and seed heads have lost their backbone. Our patio archway, which is covered in acres of green passionflower vine is now looking like it’s had … Continue reading

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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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