Vase OM and EoMV

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Pan guards the entrance

flowers celebrate wildness

and happy buzzing bees

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The little stone statue of Pan was found in a reclamation yard many years ago, and then found again yesterday whilst I was weeding, hidden under some rampant aquilegias. I thought he would be better placed guarding the fairy entrance to the underworld under the oak tree, but first he had a job to do – modelling as the prop for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Pop across for a gorgeous floral feast and a tour of gardens across the world.

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In the Vase: lavender, birdsfoot trefoil, cerinthe, lychnis, alchemilla mollis, and a purple thistle-flowered weed that I don’t know the name of, much loved by tiny bees.

My Flower of the Day is the BFT

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with its tiny visitor

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I’m staying in the garden to show you my EOMV hosted by Helen, The Patient Gardener

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Still lots to do but I’m getting there. I have moved a veg trug into the cage to get away from marauding sparrows. The wood was rotting so I have treated it and it awaits compost and plants.

Below is the view looking from East to West, complete with old bits of carpet keeping the strawberries clear of the soil.DSC_0003 (1)

The Autumn fruiting raspberries seem determined to take over the world – their lush growth is wonderful to see.

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On Cathy’s advice I did not cut back last year’s canes in February and I am getting a lovely early raspberry crop – Yum!!!! They are a bit smaller than last year and a bit more difficult to find under all the new growth, but worth it for being early.

The loganberry is magnificent and I have already had a few berries. It seems very happy with its north-facing position.DSC_0008 (1)

At last some decent gardening weather has turned up so I’d better get out there and clear more weeds.

Thanks for dropping by.

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42 responses to “Vase OM and EoMV

  1. Really these are amazing. So happy to see this beauty. Thanks for this.

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  2. I like the natural collection of flowers for your vase. Your statue looks rather mischievous, I wonder what he has been up to with the rampant Aquilegia.

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  3. A lovely, naturalistic vase of flowers – and a perfect setting.

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  4. A lovely vase, and beautifully photographed both with and without Pan. Enjoy your gardening weather!

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  5. I love your colorful wildflower vase. Finding Pan in the garden, ready to be of service, was serendipity.

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  6. Your vase arrangement is like a wild meadow – so beautiful!

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  7. A beautiful, and colourful host of flowers this week Daffy, and you are doing really well in the garden too by the looks of it! 🙂

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  8. I am weeding as fast as I can too! Wonderful wild vase and Pan is perfect there with all the wildness!

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  9. What a truly lovely meadow vase.

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  10. Such beautiful florals.

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  11. Wow, beautiful and so different from my garden! Love that thistle and the use of a volunteer in the vase. I grew blueberries when i lived further north but feared the raspberries!

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  12. Your Pan was a great find – we have a good rapport with our reclamation yard and have spent a lot of miney there over the years!! Love your wild vase – and good to see your fruit cage is fully functioning ad your raspberries are doing well. Made me remember I need to go and pick mine today – so will have to leave my blog commenting and come back later!!

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  13. Pretty vase of flowers. Glad your day gardening was so productive yesterday.

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  14. Such riches and autumn fruiting raspberries are always a treat.

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  15. Your exuberant vase is at home in the natural setting. Lychnis is a favorite.

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  16. I like the outdoor picture with Pan, it’s a lovely purple and yellow theme, beautiful!

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