In a vase on Monday – Spoilt for choice

The cut flower beds are producing a lot of blooms but that is a good thing as it is so hot now that even the cut flowers don’t last very long.  I picked my flowers early this morning but then was busy trying to complete some tasks outside, make apricot jam, tie in tomatoes, etc, etc, and all before it became to hot.  Because I left it so late I had trouble finding somewhere shady to photograph my vase for Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Dahlias and Zinnias begin their summer bounty

The past week has been even hotter than the week before and still there has been no rain and with none forecast for at least the next two weeks I think we can say that the drought has started early and with the soil already parched from a rainless winter and spring much of the garden is already looked very stressed.  So I am even more pleased to have flowers to cut to enjoy in the house from the irrigated cutting beds. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Summer Pickings

If it was too hot to think last Monday, today it is too hot to even think that?  At 7.30 the sun was already burning down; luckily the flowers were picked yesterday so I do have vases to enjoy and share with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Too hot to think

Monday is when Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to fill a vase with flowers from our own gardens.  Today I have a similar vase to a couple of weeks ago, but as it is my favourite Blue and White combination perhaps you’ll forgive me.  The second vase is a bit of a strange mix but looks a little like a meadow in a vase, which is rather fun. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Sweet peas

I missed making a vase last Monday when I was in London for the Chelsea Flower Show but I was able to meet up with Cathy our host for this addictive meme.  We spent a lovely day together at the Garden History museum (which reopened that day) and at the Chelsea Physic Garden.  As seems to be usual with these encounters we talked as if we had known each other forever and our blogging bond was strengthened.  It was a real pleasure to meet you Cathy. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – My favourite Blue and White

If you were to ask me what my favourite colour combination of flowers in a vase is, the answer would be White and Blue.  I don’t often have true blue flowers so I don’t achieve this colour mix very often.   Continue reading