Monthly Archives: August 2015

In a Vase on Monday and Toolshed Monster gets a New Lease of Life.

Cathy at Ramblinginthegarden hosts the popular meme, In a Vase on Monday. Her arrangements are usually set off with appropriate props. I don’t know how she does it.  My first vase this week features  blooms from my cheap, end of … Continue reading

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Scent in the Garden. August.

It is odd that with so much colour in the garden and the pollinators working overtime, there is not a great deal of fragrance. Winter and spring flowers seem to rely on fragrance to attract any bee in the vicinity, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Morasmius oreades.

There are fairies at the bottom of our Garden.               ‘ ‘   ‘The land of fairy where nobody grows old and godly and grave, where nobody grows old and crafty and wise, where nobody … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Rebecca’s World and Some Sweeties.

I have a used some of my Dahlia ‘Rebecca’s World ‘ for today’s vase. I love this Dahlia because it is so eye catching. The variation in colour on one plant is amazing. Some of the flowers are  nearly all white, some are … Continue reading

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GBBD August.

A day late, but here I am with my contribution to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for August. So many bloggers grew wonderful dahlias last year, which looked fantastic in a vase, so I was determined to seek out some new ones … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. (Well Almost.) Pelargonium gibbosum.

Jointed stems with swollen nodes gives this plant its unfortunate name of Gouty Geranium. OK, it does have lanky, gouty legs,  but the flowers are beautiful; chartreuse-yellow. And they are fragrant, specially in the evening.

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The Sinister Secrets of Orford Ness.

Writing my  last post about Derek Jarman’s garden at Dungeness  led me to think about the rare shingle spits on our shore line.  In  Orford Ness in Suffolk  we have  the best preserved shingle ridges in Europe containing 15% of … Continue reading

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Derek Jarman’s Garden. Dungeness.

‘Paradise haunts gardens, and some gardens are paradises. Mine is one of them’ . Others are like bad children – spoilt by their parents, over-watered and covered with noxious chemicals’. Derek Jarman. Dungeness is a bleak, but strangely haunting landscape. The … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Wars of the Roses.

Saturday, 1st August was Yorkshire Day and as I was born in God’s Own County, I thought I should do a vase of white roses to celebrate the date. As Yorkshire Day was only thought of in 1975, you would think … Continue reading

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