Author Archives: Chloris

My Top Ten May Blooms.

‘For May wol have no slogardie a-night. The season priketh every gentil herte and maketh him out of his sleepe to sterte.‘ ‘The Knight’s Tale’. Geoffrey Chaucer. Indeed Chaucer had it right, there’s been no slogardie* in this house  because … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. ‘Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye May’.

My first roses are in bloom. Sometimes Rosa xanthina ‘Canary Bird’ blooms in April but this year it has waited until May. It is a large shrub and it is covered in primrose yellow single blooms. Also in yellow, but … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Last of the Daffy -down-dillies.

30th April is a special day, it is my wonderful daughter’s birthday.  So today’s Vase on Monday is dedicated to my lovely girl.  Big blowsy daffodils might ‘come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with beauty’ … Continue reading

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Top Ten April Blooms.

This is a tricky one, how does one choose just ten from all the glorious  blooms of April?    I have left out some favourites in order to include a few more unusual ones. First of all, let’s hear it … Continue reading

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The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring. Tra La …

  Like Nanki -Poo in The Mikado, I  feel like dancing and singing right now . We have had a whole week of beautiful sunshine and the  garden is sprinkled with fairy dust and spangled with flowers.     I … Continue reading

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My Top Ten March Blooms.

Well, I suppose spring is here. Sort of. And very wet and soggy it is too. And it is being very capricious and threatening to flounce off again at the weekend.  I am late in the month to show my  … Continue reading

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Blooms in the Greenhouse.

I was going to do a post on my ten Favourite Blooms for March this weekend. And then of course this happened. We had a glorious day on Friday but apart from that, spring appears to be cancelled this year. … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Apple Blossom Time.

Only kidding , my apple trees looked like this last week. But I do have apple blossom in my vase  because when I pruned the trees a few weeks ago, I saved some branches and now I have snow white … Continue reading

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Ten Favourite February Blooms.

Well, the weather has been so cold and grey since my last Favourite Bloom post, that not  a great deal has happened. We still have hellebores and snowdrops, only more so. But this weekend, joy, oh joy, the sun came … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Skinny Twigs and Fat Flowers.

My vase today started off with twigs from the garden. Red and green dogwood, black pussy willow and winter honeysuckle all seemed to go well together. The honeysuckle , Lonicera purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ is lovely in a vase and smells … Continue reading

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