In a vase on Monday, well every day of the week really.

Monday is a special day of the week as it is then that we join Cathy at Rambling in the garden to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens.

I always hated cutting flowers from the borders and spoiling the displays so I have always wanted a cut flower bed; I have certainly not been disappointed that I dedicated space to creating the beds several years ago which just predated this meme.  The Dahlias are in overdrive so again I picked and created vases during the week as well as vases for today’s post. Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – a week of flowers!

I usually cut flowers on Monday morning for my ‘In a vase on Monday’ vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and countless others who have adopted this popular gathering point on a Monday morning.  But last week the cut flower beds suddenly exploded with blooms needing to be cut. Continue reading

Hemerocallis – one day wonder!

Before the winter and spring just past we have had two years with very little rain; it has been so dry that many of the plants that are drought tolerant have survived but many have flowered very little or not at all.  Hemerocallis are one example. Continue reading

Wisteria – secondary flowering and other news

As you may remember my treasured Wisteria ‘Prolific’ was so badly hit by the minus 12°C winds this February that all the buds were destroyed and there were no flowers at all:  the white wisteria (being situated on the north east side of the terrace and its buds always forming later than the standard colour) did flower but was a small consolation as much of it had been removed to create the outside kitchen, flower room and entertaining room. Continue reading