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Celebrating the Vernal Equinox with ‘Christmas Cheer’

So it’s official, it’s the first day of spring.  Winter is off with his tail between his legs, ‘the lark’s on his wing, the snail’s on the thorn’ and according to Shakespeare, birds are singing: ‘Hey ring a ding, ding’. … Continue reading

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Le Vent qui Rend Fou.

In the south of France, the mistral, a wind which comes down the Rhone and blows for weeks is supposed to make men and horses go mad.  Here March is traditionally windy but this week the wind is relentless; I … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Singing the Blues.

I wasn’t going to do a vase on Monday today because I am thoroughly discombobulated by this endless wind and didn’t want to go outside. Yesterday, I ducked and dived and had several near misses as walnut branches crashed onto … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. The Winds of March.

‘Daffodils that come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with beauty.’  W. Shakespeare. I hate to disagree with the Bard, but he has got it the wrong way round.  It is the winds that take the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. 2nd March.

I am joining in this popular meme today, Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator, although being constrained by only six items is a problem for me once I get going. Number one, I just noticed today that Magnolia ‘Black … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse in February

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In a Vase on Monday. Floating Flowers.

If like me, you get carried away with your flower arranging for a dinner table, you end up with your guests having to duck and dive to see each other as they talk across the table. In my house at … Continue reading

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Ten Top Blooms for February.

I promised a look in the greenhouse for my next post but this will have to be postponed because this is not the sort of weather for lurking inside, outside wonderful things are happening. Incredible to think that last year … Continue reading

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Galanthomania- Snowdrop madness.

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In a Vase on Monday. Fanny.

Much as I love Jane Austen’s books, I find Fanny in Mansfield Park incredibly irritating. Pious, prim, passive aggressive and with no sense of humour; I would much rather have the disreputable Crawfords round my dinner table.  But lovely Galanthus ‘Fanny’ … Continue reading

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