View from my kitchen window

Like any other gardener, when I am inside the house I am often looking out of the windows at the garden; indeed some of the vistas are designed to be seen and enjoyed from the windows. Continue reading

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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 – A little bit of this and a little bit of that

I didn’t want to miss making a vase this week and joining the ‘in a vase on Monday’ meme, but as I arrived home last evening, when it was already dark I no time to pick anything then.  This morning I was quite surprised but what I found to pick for my small blue vase. Continue reading