In a Vase on Monday


I was so excited to see three varieties of lychnis in my garden.

I gathered seeds of the magenta and white ones from other gardens and just scattered them around mine, so the one with a pink centre was an especially gorgeous surprise.

The pottery vase was made in Roch, Pembrokeshire by a potter who is no longer there, I bought it in the 1970s on a visit to my Welsh grandparents. The chambers are joined together in twos at the bottom and then a dear little vase is separately fixed on the top.

Joning in with other gardeners who share their vases on ‘Rambling in the Garden‘ on Mondays


Cee’s Flower of the Day

36 responses to “In a Vase on Monday

  1. I too grew lychnis this year…I believe they were seed from you via Cathy..but a few years ago. They have grown a little too well, or rather the soil too good, and I planted them too close. They made a wonderful impact, so I am keeping just enough to give that early summer zing to the garden. The three different colours, are a perfect way to showcase your pretty vase too.

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  2. I have never seen such a pretty lychnis before. It must be unique! Love your vase too. πŸ™‚

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  3. I love Lychnis, esp. the bi-colour. I used to have the deep pink ones, but alas, they died out and weren’t replaced. They were stunning with chartreuse Lady ferns and Lady’s Mantle.

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  4. So cute. A lovely display. I have pink and I have white and I am still waiting for pink centred babies!

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  5. The pots are perfect for those flowers. I planted Lychnis 18 months ago but the plants have yet to bear any flowers and I haven’t a clue why not.

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

    Pretty flowers and pretty vases. I saw these in Charlotte’s garden and did not know what they were called – she told me and I’d forgotten and now I know so thank you!

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  7. Oh, so pretty and the pink centre is a lovely surprise. We’ve both gone tiny today.

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  8. Pretty in pink and white.

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  9. So yours is a cross of the ones you already have…that IS exciting!! I wonder if yours will come true to seed then? I was exciting when I saw Lychnis coronaria ‘Occulata’ online and ordered seeds immediately – mine were sown last July and I was prepared not to have flowers this year so was thrilled to see the first bloom. Oh, and your little pots of lychnis are absolutely delightful – I so love this plant!

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  10. How pretty! I love Rose Campion but have never seen the white or blush pink before! And the vase is so neat. πŸ™‚

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  11. You have a lovely colour combination. About how high is the vase? Such an intriguing construction.

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  12. I love this grouping. Really sweet

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  13. Do you think the white and pink one might be a sort of hybrid? You have such a fascinating lot of vases.

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    • I like to think the busy bees created that mix of pink and white from the ones in my garden.
      As to vases – I often used to pick up little vases and jugs from charity shops and always like to support handcrafters if I can.

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