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In a Vase on Monday – For a few hours only

Cathy at Rambling In The Garden has been inspiring people to fill a vase each Monday for the last four years and, to celebrate this milestone, the 4th anniversary mission was for particpants to use a ‘container’ not usually associated … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Into the gloaming

After working in the sunshine for most of this morning, it was a strange feeling to get back this afternoon to the odd half light that storm Ophelia is causing by whipping up Saharan dust into the skies. It’s been … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Hints of Autumn

This last damp week has seen a number of late flowering stalwarts succumb to mould, including: zinnias, celosia and my dark-leaved basils. The flowering heads on these plants have just keeled over. They look a bit like those floppy Resusci … Continue reading

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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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