The Cutting Garden in October and a vase

We are almost at the end of another month and it is again time to review the cuttings bed.

Julie has said that she won’t be posting this month as sadly she can’t get out into the garden; so if you would like to leave your links here, I’d be very happy to coordinate and host for this month. Continue reading

Garden Blogger’s Foliage Day – Autumn and Spring

I have been in Suffolk, England for the last two weeks and in that time many of the trees have changed their colour from green to gold; and from there being no fallen leaves in the garden, suddenly the grass is covered with a layer, albeit thin, of yellow leaves. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – MIL’s garden

To begin I would like to thank all of you who wished me a safe trip and my MIL a speedy recovery.  I arrived here in Suffolk on Wednesday evening ready for MIL’s return on Thursday.  I’m pleased to report that she is making excellent progress now she is back in her own home.

It is fun to choose flowers from a different garden and I was pleased to find plenty of choice in the garden to provide two small vases one for the sitting room and one for the dressing table.


The images aren’t so good as I don’t have my camera with me so these were taken with my phone.  The plus point is that I was able to take the photographs outside in natural light.

The first vase uses Anemone ‘Honerine Joubert’, Sarccococca, and some nice red berries from a honeysuckle that is covered with them.  The second vase has a lovely fern (I would so like to have some of these in my garden to be able to use), Penstemon and Scabious.

So with the usual thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting.   Do visit Cathy or why not join in, I’m sure you could find something to enjoy in a vase and share with us.

Thank you all again for your good wishes it is very much appreciated. Christina

In a vase on Thursday

Today has been cold and wet!  So cold I decided it was time to do ‘the change of wardrobe’.  I put away all the linen shirts and trousers and put cashmere jumpers into the draws and, (I can hardly believe this) I actually put one on and I’m not too hot.  The weather continues with its strangeness. Continue reading