A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022

I have only just stumbled across ‘A Week of Flowers’ hosted by Cathy at Words & Herbs – she is encouraging us all to post photos of our summer flowers every day for a week, to brighten the winter gloom for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Having just had our first frost ofContinue reading “A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022”

In A Vase on Monday – 28th November 2022

After an absence, a post on IAVOM from me, in haste. I simply cannot get the hang of chrysanthemums. This year is my best year yet inasmuch as I did get some blooms at last, but these were on the end of rampant, tangled stems – I planted the plants in the greenhouse border andContinue reading “In A Vase on Monday – 28th November 2022”

Sunday 27th November 2022 – Good Enough

You wait weeks for a blog post then two come along at once… a low of 3 Celsius is promised tomorrow and the Met Office tends to underestimate the low in our exact location. I’ve been lulled into a false sense of security by the mild autumn and I needed to move quickly today toContinue reading “Sunday 27th November 2022 – Good Enough”

Six on Saturday 26th November 2022

Hello! I haven’t blogged or SoS’ed for ages, due to a combination of truly atrocious weather, an overwhelming schedule and a hefty dose of general malaise. Friday (yesterday) brought a brief moment of respite, so I grabbed it with both hands and got a spot of gardening done (though I still managed to cop forContinue reading “Six on Saturday 26th November 2022”

Six on Saturday – 22nd October 2022

I’m creeping in at the eleventh hour here but I didn’t want to miss Jim’s first week of hosting SOS as he takes over from Jon, Mr Propagator. You can take a look at Jim’s blog for this week and the activities of all the other SOSers here http://garden-ruminations.co.uk/2022/10/22/six-on-saturday-22-10-2022/. Happy weekend to gardeners around theContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 22nd October 2022”

In a Vase on Monday – 17th October 2022

In contrast to last week, I think I might have tried too hard to be clever this week. I was desperate to make use of this Portmeirion vase and of the pin holder I have used inside it… and I thought I would try working with a limited colour palette instead of my usual explosionContinue reading “In a Vase on Monday – 17th October 2022”

Sunday 16th October 2022 – turning point

I’ve actually managed to sleep in a little tiny bit later than usual for the last few days and I feel less stressed and burnt out – consequently, I have had more energy for gardening, and in itself that has made me feel better too. The bright sun was too good to waste today, especiallyContinue reading “Sunday 16th October 2022 – turning point”

Six on Saturday – 15th October 2022

Hello to SOSers around the world! First things first – sincere thanks to Mr Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday – his last for a bit. You have brought joy to many, Mr P, I hope your rest from hosting is restorative and that we still see you from time to time. Read his postContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 15th October 2022”

In a Vase on Monday: 10th October 2022

Nothing fancy or clever this week, this week we simply have a vibrant collection of casualties that had snapped off and needed cutting, haphazardly grabbed, trimmed down and stuffed in a jam jar. Waltzing Matilda is the dahlia that keeps giving and she’s really my star performer this year. The helenium has been fabulous tooContinue reading “In a Vase on Monday: 10th October 2022”