From the field that surrounds my daughter’s new home
There is also a cherry tree, so in homage to last week’s vase from Greenway House:
looking good against the colours in the sitting room and adorning the golden locks of the resident flower fairy
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday
Cee’s Flower of the Day
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Tagged cerinthe, flower mandala, flowers in your hair, forget-me-not, hellebore, In a Vase on Monday, mandala, narcissi
This bowl was catching the light beautifully at Greenway House (Agatha Christie’s holiday home) in Devon.
I visited on a glorious spring day at the time of the Camellia Festival and completely fell in love with the place. You can see more posts about it full of camellias, in the drop down list top left of the page.
The garden is huge with wonderful meandering paths giving views of the River Dart
One of the entrances to the Camellia Garden
And looking up – a view of the house and the most spectacular magnolia
You can even stay there in the South Lodge
which gives you free access to the grounds after the visitors have left
and this is the view of Dartmouth
A white magnolia covered with lichen caught my eye
and wouldn’t you just love to have a greenhouse like this one!
It is a wonderful place – visit if you can!
Joining the others for the In a Vase on Monday party.
These lovely narcissi smell of spring. My daughter’s new home was once a Market Garden and the house sits amidst a field of these gorgeously uplifting bright blooms.
She is currently looking at how she might sell some of the flowers and/or the bulbs, so any hints and tips you might have would be gratefully received.
I have put them with cerinthe from my own garden, which seeded itself last year and survived the winter.
They sit in a metal jug which was made in Yugoslavia and bought for me by my Mum from a market stall. The crocheted pansy doily was made by my step-grandmother who I adored – she taught me many handicrafts including Hardanger embroidery. You can see the culmination of a wonderful Sew-Along over on Kathy’s blog – so pretty.
I am joining in with Rambling in the Garden’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme.
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
I just had to add this from my garden just now
Amelanchier against a blue sky – Sprinnnnggggggg!
Hellebore and Hebe in a Lost Garden.
This little hebe is the star of the show in my garden at the moment, I just love it’s pink tips.
The hellebore sits in one of last year’s blackbird’s nest found in the loganberry which is trained against a wooden fence.
The crochet mandala is a pattern by Helen Shrimpton, called Lost Garden and inspired by the Lost Gardens of Helligan. It will be a blanket.
I had a play with the photo to create a more vintage look
Which do you prefer?
Do you think either would make a good greetings card?
Pop along over to Cathy’s Garden blog and see what gardeners all over the world are putting in a Vase this Monday.
I’m adding a close up for Cee’s Flower of the Day
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Tagged birds nest, Cee's flower of the day, crochet, hebe, Helen Shrimpton pattern, hellebore, Lost Garden, mandala
Joining Rambling in the Garden
Question: If you were from another planet looking down at the Earth and saw a globe struggling with pollution, war, famine and the lack of resources given to health and social care……..How would you feel about seeing so much time and energy (and money) being sent up into an already struggling atmosphere for a few moments of transient beauty?
I make a plea for those resources to be redirected into our hospitals, giving homes to the homeless, preventing conflict, paying more to our carers and more scientific research into clean technology.
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Of course, with all of my heart, I wish you all a very happy New Year, bringing health and happiness to you and your families.
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I also wish for a raised awareness to come like an asteroid into our collective consciousness, otherwise our future is too bleak to contemplate.
Brigthening up the grey December days, these are flowers from the pelargoniums I brought in from the garden at the end of October. They are flowering again.
They sit colourfully in the vase with Euonymous.
The backdrop is my current crochet work-in-progress. The Amanzi throw by Jen Tyler.
Worked in Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook.
Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
and Cee’s FOTD
All from my garden: Pheasant Berries, Kaffir Lily, Achillea, Phygelia and Marigold.
I was having a clear out and came across this amazing quartz crystal I bought many years ago in my hippy dippy days!
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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Tagged achillea, December garden, from my garden, In a Vase on Monday, Kaffir Lily, Leycestra Formosa, marigold, pheasant berries, phygelia, schizostylis