In a vase on Monday – more Blue and White plus a gift bouquet

Cathy at Rambling in the garden hosts the best meme in the blogosphere (well I think so anyway!) challenges us every Monday to pick flowers from our gardens and put them in a vase to enjoy in our homes.  I’m going to be out for much of Monday so I prepared my vase on Sunday. 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 – a little bit of this and a little bit of that

This past weekend has been glorious; sunshine that was actually warm; too hot for a fleece!  I weeded and tidied the evergreen shrub beds and while doing so discovered the shoots of tulips pushing through the earth.  I think the tulips in the garden will flower earlier this year because they have had their period of chilling before Christmas rather than having to wait for January and February.  But sadly no tulips yet for my vase although next week – maybe. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Who’d have thought it?

There is an icy cold wind this morning, but the sun is shining.  I went into the garden with my secateurs with no idea whatsoever what I would find to put in my vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden this week. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – homage

It feels good to be back posting a vase on Monday for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Today my vase has turned out to be an homage to my fellow bloggers who have inspired and encouraged me with growing flowers to cut for the house and/or have been generous enough to share plants with me.  So this is a thank you vase to you all. Continue reading

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