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Monday 30 March 2020

Yellows In a Vase on Monday

Absolutely no talent needed for this pick and plonk vase. 

The truth is I cut these Narcissus for a funeral arrangement last week to try and get them to open but they did not oblige so I get the pleasure of them. 

The yellow ones are 'Tahiti' from a J Parkers' mix called UK Grown Double Daffodils. They are a little bright but useful for impact. None of the others in the mix are out yet. 

The paler flower is one of many we inherited here so I have no idea what it is. 

I did mean to cut some other things and make a proper arrangement. I still might. I've been making the most of the dry weather to get on top of weeding and moving plants around. 
I hope everyone is well and able to enjoy their gardens. 
Join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday. 

Monday 23 March 2020

Back to nature In a Vase on Monday

Here is a little vase of spring cheerfulness. 

 I used White Tete a Tete which I'd never heard of until I saw them in a catalogue. They are not as jaunty as the yellow ones but very pretty, none the less. 
Also a nameless wallflower, some pussy/goat willow buds, euphorbia and a white hyacinth.
All going together to make a pretty and beautiful smelling vase. 

I left a bucket of willow buds outside and when I passed it was buzzing with  bees. Just what we need to see at this time. Nature carrying on regardless. 

A few weeks ago I decided to buy in some British flowers for Mother's Day as I don't have enough of my own yet for bouquets. Flowering things are small so far. I ordered Tulips, Hyacinth, and scented Narcissus and used foliage from here - hence the willow in the bucket. All from British growers ordered through a hub. 
It was the right decision and I sold it all. It was a smallish order but I could have sold it all twice. Whether that was because people couldn't get together I don't know, but it felt good to be able to deliver bouquets (non-contact, of course) to people isolating in their own homes. 
Here is an idea of what one like:

So now it looks like a good week weatherwise. I'll be staying home except for essential journeys so perhaps I can knock the plot back into shape. First job though is tackling the red mite in the hen house. There are so many things I'd rather be doing!

Stay safe and well and I hope you can enjoy your gardens. Join in with Cathy and In a Vase on Monday at Rambling in the Garden.