In a Vase on Monday – Autumn tints

On Monday Cathy at Rambling in the Garden challenges us to find material from our gardens to pick and bring into the house to enjoy, thanks to her I’ve had flowers in vases for every week I’ve been at home this year – how much pleasure is that?!!! Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – The show goes on

I had no idea what was going to be in the vase today as I have been away since Friday celebrating my birthday on the Massa Lubrense peninsula (not far from Sorrento and Positano).

It had rained very heavily while we were away with thunder storms I imagine as the power to some parts of the house had gone off because a fuse had blown; something that seems a regular occurrence here in Italy; but I digress. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Sunshine orange

I am home after an amazing three weeks travelling in the US; I have to admit that I’m quite tired and would enjoy a few days total rest after travelling so much, I must be getting old!  It is lovely to be home and joining with Cathy at Rambling in the garden to share a vase of flowers picked early this morning from the garden.

I returned to a huge amount of blooms in the cutting-flower beds; my instructions to those caring for the garden while I was away to pick EVERYTHING possible was followed so that new blooms are continuing to be produced.  It was so hard to choose what to pick today so I decided to pick one colour range – orange! Continue reading