In a vase on Monday – A spring basket

Monday brings the opportunity to share our flower arranging passions with other like-minded gardeners on Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s popular meme. Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – Suddenly it’s summer!

I have been away from the garden; first to go bird.watching on an island off the coast between Rome and Naples where migrating birds stop to feed after their long flights from Africa.  Then with only two days at home between, I went to Amsterdam for 4 days to see the tulips!  After just those few days away the garden looks like I’ve been away a month!  After all the spring rain the weather changed completely just as we left home the first time so with temperatures way up in the 20’s° C EVERYTHING has grown! Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – more of what I like best

Another Monday, another opportunity to share a vase with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, where she asks us to pick flowers from our own gardens or surrounding to bring into the house to enjoy. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Abundance

Think how much pleasure you gain from a vase of flowers in the house; think how much more pleasure there is when you have grown the flowers from seed and grown them in your own garden.  This is what Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to do each week and I want to repeat that she is a star!  Creating vases even if she is far from home, plonking a few things in a vase to encourage every one to join in – you don’t need to be an expert flower arranger to gain pleasure from your flowers, anyway I feel it can’t be said too many times, THANK YOU CATHY. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Light and Airy or Dense and heavy

Cathy from Rambling in the Garden is away enjoying the Outer Hebrides and meeting some blogging friends, but this hasn’t stopped here request that we find something to pick from our gardens to enjoy inside the house this week; her post is already up, that’s real dedication.

Today I could have filled 10 vases there was so much in the cuttings beds and also other borders that could have been raided without loss to their overall look. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Spring and Summer

I’ve been in Suffolk for the last four days and as expected when I walked around as soon as I got back early yesterday evening everything had changed!  Irises were flowering and those not flowering were full of bud.  Dianthus were filling the air with their cinnamon perfume and the Clair Matin roses on the pillars of the terrace were in full flower.

The irises I had thought I would be able to use for my vase for today’s In a vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden had already finished; so what to choose? Continue reading