In a vase on Monday, August already!

I am back home again after a week escaping to the cool of the mountains to stay with friends in Rovereto and Asiago.  The garden is now in drought survival mode, the only flowers are those in the cut flower beds where there is irrigation!  I know that it has been hot in the UK but you need to add 5 to 8″C to that temperature to have any idea of the heat here.  We did have a thunderstorm with a good amount of rain on Saturday afternoon so the situation is not as bad as last year, just think of the poor gardeners in Spain where it has been 45″C this weekend.

There were flowers to pick when I came home so I am able to join Cathy at Rambling in the garden for this special meme. 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

In a vase on Monday – First Dahlia!

I have been watching one of the new Dahlia plants; it had buds – never have I had a dahlia flower so early!  Would they be open in time to cut for my Monday vase, the popular meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden? What would I put with them? Continue reading