Tag Archives: In a vase on Monday

In a Vase on Monday: Winter solstice 2020

People were told not to travel to Stonehenge to watch sunset/sunrise on the Winter Solstice this year, but English Heritage (who look after the site) set up a live feed on their Facebook page so that everyone around the world … Continue reading

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In a Wreath on Monday – Rejuvenation

I’ve been chopping back a few boundary shrubs today and this has providentially given me some useful, fresh material to revitalise an old shop-bought Christmas wreath. The wreath was new several years ago, but was squirrelled away because of its … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Bushy Tails

It’s cold and miserable outside and gradually it’s become wet as well. I’ve been cutting down sunflowers that were growing along the fence around the vegetable garden. Their heads have fed the birds and were beginning to go mouldy. I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – 7th Anniversary Challenge: A ‘Bloomless’ vase

Congratulations to Cathy on arranging her way to 7 years of weekly, beautiful, quirky and inspiring vases! Each week Cathy collects and accessorises her vase with an object of interest (sometimes that is just the vase itself). The object reflects … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Dolly mixture

This week’s bunch of flowers reminds me of a childhood sweet called ‘Dolly mixture’. ‘Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.‘ – Wikipedia Here’s a … Continue reading

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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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