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In a Vase on Monday. January Jewels.

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Winter Bark, Leaves and Twigs.

One of the joys of winter is the black tracery of the branches of naked trees against a violet sky. But for the garden I wanted something more colourful. The muted palette of the winter countryside has its charm but … Continue reading

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Losing Tools.

I lose hours of gardening time a year searching for my garden tools. Back and forwards to the shed I go for things I’ve forgotten. Scouring the flower beds and the wheelbarrow for my trowel or secateurs takes years off … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Christmas Eve Flower Count.

Every year, my Christmas Eve treat is to stroll round the garden and pick a posy of whatever is in bloom for the table. This year as Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, I can join in with Cathy’s meme … Continue reading

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Top Ten December Blooms.

Here we are at the Winter Solstice and from now on the afternoons will slowly start to get longer and I suppose the winter will start to bite in the next week or two. But never mind there are some … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday 8.12.18

Well as it’s December my Six on Saturday will start with some festive holly berries. I’m a bit ‘Bah Humbug!’ when it comes to tinsel and flashing lights, but shiny red berries are always lovely. The trouble is that the … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Flowers.

We wanted to escape the damp and dismal days of November. Four of us all wanted sunshine and mountains and I wanted flowers. So we went to Madeira. We walked the levadas, which are canals bringing water to the crops … Continue reading

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Top Ten November Blooms.

I am rather late with my top ten blooms this month as I have been away to find some sunshine and flowers elsewhere in this, the gloomiest of months. Clearly, there has been frost here whilst I was away, as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, 17.11.18. Getting Ready for Winter.

Winter is definitely coming but still we have lovely autumn colour just about hanging on. So number one is Autumn Colour.   These lovely leaves will soon be gone but the fruit of Malus x robusta ‘Red Sentinel’ hang on into the … Continue reading

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( Not) in a Vase on Monday. Armistice Day.

Today is the anniversary of Cathy’s meme, In a Vase on Monday. To celebrate she invites us to bring flowers into the house and display them in a different sort of container, so it is actually ‘Not in a Vase on … Continue reading

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