IaVoM

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Several of the components in this vase have seeded themselves: buddleia, golden marjoram, pink mallow, and the unknown umbellifer. But my garden, this year is strangely lacking in self-sown foxgloves. I usually have masses. So I have sown some perennial ‘Snowy Mountain’, which I bought at Chelsea. Should I wait to sow the others, the biennial ones, in the Spring or get on with it now?

 

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The red lobelia was on offer at the end of last summer and is doing well, I’ve even grown more from flowers that I picked – they rooted in the vase. They are growing next to the monbretia and the Gardener’s Gaiters in the front border and I do love the combination.

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The Peace Pole was added because it was right where I have put the vase on display in the house, and with all the terrible things happening in the world, one can always do with a Peace Pole.

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It has ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ written in a different language on each of the four sides. You can read more about Peace Poles by clicking on the link:

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Joining Cathy’s fabulous floral garden party at Rambling in the Garden.

And for Cee’s Flower of the Day, here is a closer look at the buddleia.

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No wonder butterflies love them.

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41 responses to “IaVoM

  1. Pingback: Pièce de Résistance…? | Rambling in the Garden

  2. Always so original Sandra. I should sow a few foxgloves again and some more next year to keep a steady supply

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  3. You’re right, if I was a butterfly I would not be able to resist that Buddleia! I love your arrangement this week – the peace pole is a lovely idea and highlights the height of your flowers too. I do like the red Lobelia.

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    • I have this lovely picture of us both as butterflies flitting around our gardens!
      The red lobelia is a pleasant surprise – I’m not usually one for reds but it goes so well with the monbretia, they look happy together.

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  4. Peace, there is a rose called Peace, I remember my father planting that when I was young. You little seedlings are doing well. I love the range of seasonal blooms in your vase, and the stripy grass too.

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  5. Such an exquisite arrangement! The sentiment is especially lovely given the times we are in. If these poles would work, I’d plant them all over! I might plant in my garden….will check into them, so wonderful.

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  6. Love the peace pole and it’s floral accompaniment!

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  7. The peace pole is a great daily reminder… I’ve seen large ones in gardens, but never a personal size one, a good idea.
    Your arrangement has inspired me to get gardeners garters and orange montbretia – I love that combination!

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  8. Another wonderful vase, your Monday posts are am uplifting start to the week.

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  9. Stunning Daffy. What gorgeous flowers, and such lovely colours. I love that peace pole too. As always you have put everything together perfectly 🙂

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  10. Beautiful flowers and beautiful thoughts ~ what better way to start my day across the pond. Thank you, Sandra! xx

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  11. I love your Peace Pole – there is a huge one at Waterperry Gardens. Where did you get yours from? I suppose I should make one really…
    I am amazed at that lobelia – I have bought and lost several of them over the years 😦 Yours looks great with the montbretia and I shall definitely investigate this white perennial foxglove! Thanks for sharing

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    • If you click on the link ‘Peace Poles’, and look along the top menu, there is a link to how to buy one. I bought a 6′ white one for the local primary school, to celebrate my 60th birthday as I was born on Armistice Day, 11th November. The school create a lovely ceremony around it on each 11:11.
      Snowy Mountain: I realise the photo cuts off the number of seeds in the packet – which is 50.
      The have loads of perennial foxgloves: https://www.thebotanicnursery.co.uk/foxgloves.php
      but I see Snowy Mountain is not available online, I will email you.

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  12. A lovely bouquet and a special message I really like, so may peace prevail!

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  13. All my foxgloves are biennial so I can’t help on your perennial {not heard of them, but they are always coming out with new things} I tend to sow a packet of seeds two ways ~ one as stated on the packet, and sprinkle some where I’d like them to grow at the time of year when they would self sow naturally. Good Luck, and I look forward to seeing them.

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    • Thanks Deborah, I think I will try some now and some in the spring and see how they go. I do a lot of sprinkling of seeds from the plants I have, it is a great way to garden isn’t it!

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  14. Love the bright colors. Didn’t realize there is a perennial foxglove–thought they were all biennial. Thanks for mentioning that. I always forget to plant seeds and they don’t reseed well for me by themselves.

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    • I only came across the perennial ones quite recently, but haven’t managed to grow one from a bought plant for more than one season – thought I’d try some seeds and see what happens.

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  15. Murtagh's Meadow

    Beautiful:)

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  16. Beautiful! I especially like the red lobelia, how pretty. Wishing for peace to at my end but mankind isn’t made for that kind of thing, I’m afraid. Happy Monday 🙂

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