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In a Vase on Monday – A 6 inch challenge

Cathy@ramblinginthegarden has hosted In a Vase on Monday for the last 6 years. An astounding endeavour and commitment! Well done and thanks, Cathy. To mark each  anniversary a challenge is set. This year’s gauntlet was to restrict the dimensions of … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – A lot of love and friendship

So we expected (and had) a frost last night. Temperatures dropped to -1 deg C, firmly in frozen water territory, so that has given the kiss of death to many plants flowering in the garden. Happily, like many gardeners I’ve … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Scorchio*

It’s hot. It’s been yet another worryingly record-breaking day for late August Bank Holiday temperatures in the UK, particularly in southern of England, so my vase today reflects the colours of our current weather map: There has been lots of … Continue reading

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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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