Purple Loosestrife

purple loosestrife, honeysuckle, cube vase

One of my Welsh second cousins came to stay and I put some flowers in her bedroom:

Self sown Purple Loosestrife and Honeysuckle, grown from a cutting, in a small ceramic cube vase from Chive.

Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden


Cee’s Flower of the Day

The vase sits next to a little Cathedral Window patchwork sampler that I made about 30 years ago. If you want to know how it is done here is a You Tube tutorial.

in a Chive cube vase, cathedral window patchwork

The tablecloth is a charity shop find that I’ve had for about the same length of time.

I wanted to take my cousin on my favourite walk and as it was a glorious day we joined my daughter and her children. If you remember Little Miss M recently said that she wanted to walk 500 miles with me, we decided to make a start:


Little Miss M had brought along the walking stick she had made when I took the 3 of them to Kingston Lacy and they did a woodworking workshop there.


We contemplated the walk ahead.

we will walk 500 miles

We all set off singing the Proclaimers Song at the tops of our voices

Currently one of Little Miss M’s favourite songs.

A wonderful walk ….DSC_0191

stopping at St Catherine’s Chapel for a snack and to enjoy the view


and then walking across the top of the hill to look back at where we had come fromview to Portland

We walked back down to cafe near the beach for some lunch and then to the beach for some pebble decorating. After that, a bit more walking along the beach to a huge drainage pipe that the children love running up and down inside, splashing in the water and hearing the echo of their voices.

When we got back to the car, according to the App on my daughter’s phone we had walked 4.7 miles …….. it’s a start!

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38 responses to “Purple Loosestrife

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  3. Great – much as I love that song, I now can’t get it out of my head!!

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  4. Aaah, such a lovely way to spend the day and a lovely start to your 500 mile adventure! Lovely vase too! 🙂

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  5. Love the flowers Daffy. That Proclaimers song is fabulous to get you motivated to walk your 500 miles, especially when you have such beautiful scenery around! 🙂

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  6. What a great way to start your 500-mile walk with your granddaughter! The little vase is lovely too. Enjoy your visit with your cousin!

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  7. Just think of the memories…..lovely welcome posy made from the purple loosestrife and supporting flowers and foliage.

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  8. A cute little vase and lovely patchwork. It looks like a fabulous day out, lots of fun all round.

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  9. The scrapbook of this will be so fabulous! And, as Miss M grows, a lot this year I bet, a 5 mile outing will not seem so long, especially when spread across a morning or afternoon!

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  10. What a lovely walk and such a lovely vase….here loosestrife is invasive so when I find it I pull it and sometimes put it in a vase. It makes such a wonderful posy!

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  11. Adorable picture of you and Little Miss M! Beautiful arrangement and gorgeous tablecloth and sampler. I’m always in awe of people who can do such lovely work with fabric and thread as I’m totally inept in that area.

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  12. What a pretty little posy and a great ambition for Little Miss M. I am sure you can come up with some sort of record keeping chart as an incentive for her to reach it, even if it does take a few years…

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  13. I am sure your cousin appreciated that sweet vase of flowers.
    What a wonderful walk. Such a pretty country side. Fun fun… It probably felt like 500 miles to Miss M.

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    • Yes I think it did Lisa. She was beginning to question the target after about 2 miles. But by the end of the walk (and lunch!) she was still keen to talk about where we will walk next.


  14. I’ve been stitching away, most days, on a cathedral window project–just something to be able to pick up and put down and feel productive. I’m using scraps from damaged vintage dishtowels as the insets–kind of fun. Your walk looks wonderful . . .

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  15. I love the idea that Miss M wants to walk ‘500 miles’ with you – so charming and the photo of you two is a dear one to cherish… that song is a favorite in our house as well. I love the lacy cloth, patchwork piece and the simple arrangement of pretty pink loosestrife and fragrant honeysuckle tucked into that little cube. A small thing that speaks volumes – delightful!

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  16. Such a sweet combination in the vase, so thoughtful.
    Okay, so 4.7 miles down, another, you do the math, left to go! It’s a start, and from little acorns do mighty oaks grow!

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  17. DadadaDa, I will walk 495.3 miles to be the one…
    Lovely walk and flowers!

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