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In a Vase on Monday – A summer birthday party

Today’s vase is in-your-face bright and cheerful, ‘cos we are celebrating the birth of our first grandchild. Born at the weekend, she’s a healthy weight, with a shock of thick, dark hair, eyes wide open and a ready smile. Sadly, … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Lazy Herb Salad

For lunch at the weekend I ‘prepared’ a lazy salad fresh from the garden: ‘Erbette’ perpetual spinach, beetroot leaves, chives, parsley, coriander, mizuna, red veined sorrel. I washed the leaves and stood them in a pint glass of water for … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes (James Brown) I was checking the garden today when I noticed that our potatoes have started to flower. There are two rows of Lady Christl and two of Charlotte, but it is the Charlottes that are coming into … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Jam Jar Jamboree

So this is a vase to bid farewell to these, the last of my daffodils: The flowers of small, multi-headed yellow N. ‘Hawera’ have lasted incredibly well, as have the double flowered N. ‘Cheerfulness’ with their beautifully strong, sweet scent. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Spring’s russet tones!

I hope that this finds you coping with isolation, with plenty to keep yourselves active and happy. We’ve certainly been lucky with the weather in East Anglia since the real clamp down on movement occurred and it’s made #StayAtHome and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Skin-tight jeans!

So I couldn’t resist sharing this ‘vase’ with you, since I’ve never seen it’s like before. A couple of weeks ago I was given a Christmas present by a work colleague. The gift was in an open-topped bag, because part … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – The 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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