In a vase on Monday – A little touch of spring

My title for today’s ‘In a vase on Monday’, host by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, is of course not a statement about the weather out in the garden where all remains very cold and wintry!  Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Bringing spring indoors

A beautiful sunny Monday helps a little with the photographs for our weekly challenge of finding flowers from our gardens to bring indoors to enjoy for the week in response to Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s challenge. Continue reading

What I love today (24th February)

The sun has shone all day and better still I had time to be in the garden all day to enjoy the warmth on my back as I weeded, cleared and finished pruning the wisteria on the Pergola over the terrace. Continue reading

Making me smile this week Mid February

Good friends and family came to stay so that they could go to watch the England v Italy rugby match in Rome last Sunday; the weather for the time they were all here was forecast to be wet, wet and more wet but it wasn’t quite as bad as that; we had some warm sunshine at times but also a 15 minute hail storm on Monday.  Sunday afternoon was mild and although grey, it didn’t rain so that the match was enjoyed (and the victory savoured).  Not being a fan myself I went with a friend to Rome and instead of rugby enjoyed the Capitoline museum. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Spring offerings

After a week of heavy frosts I wasn’t sure what there would be to pick for A vase on Monday, when Cathy at Rambling in the Garden challenges us to fill a vase with flowers from our gardens or surroundings.  By repotting some Iris reticulata from the greenhouse and picking from the garden I was able to fill three, miniature, zinc buckets. Continue reading