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Snow and Vase on Monday

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I could only light the candle once inside, the wind is fierce today.

Happy Sixth Blogging Anniversary Cathy!!

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This is where the hellebores came from this morninghellebore

and the hebehebe in the snow

Other flowers had snowy hats on too

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The hyacinth above is my entry into Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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peach blossom

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Not exactly Easter Island weather

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and this dear little pot seems to have a white fluffy stole on to keep warm

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Pop over to Cathy’s and see what others have found to pop in a vase this Monday.

Vase on Monday: Honeysuckle?!

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Can you believe it! Honeysuckle in January – the weather has gone all ‘Pete Tong’!

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The flowers are scented with a subtle, slightly sharper scent than summer blooms and sit in another charity shop find. I just love the design of this little mug.

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In answer to Cathy’s question in her ‘Vase on Monday’ post, regarding the weather in my part of the world, this is the view out of my kitchen window: dark and raining…… again!

I had to play around with exposure settings in ‘Photos’ to get any decent pictures

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As you can see the Kalanchoes are about to burst into colour again, I think it is due to giving them the proper amount of light.

An update on the progress of the hyacinths….5

(This is my contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day ; I Heart Macro ; Macro Monday, and Today’s Flowers.)6…..don’t you just love that dusty mix of purple and grey-green…..
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…..they seem to be stemless, but at least that means they won’t be flopping all over the place. The scent in my sitting room first thing in the morning is delicious!

Do you know what this is?
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I’m making this my houseplant of the week, but I don’t know its name. A friend gave me a little off-shoot about 6 months ago and it has multiplied and now looks as if it is about to flower – very exciting!

Do you have a houseplant looking at its best at the moment?

Vase on Monday: Spring is on its way.

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Hazel catkins and bay leaves, with houseplants of the week, three tardy hyacinth bulbs – still beautiful though. They promised to flower at Christmas!

All four containers are charity shop finds.

Such a challenge to photograph things well in the gloom, some days it never really gets light at all. I’ve had to ‘brighten’ these pictures quite a bit.

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I love the way catkins start as tight little bundles and gradually shake themselves out into fluffy chenille. They will stay looking good for weeks so that one can enjoy spring green leaves bursting forth before very long.

The Bay tree was here when I came to the garden, it has elegantly long thin leaves, smells divine and is currently smothered in budsDSC_0152

Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her weekly International Vase party.

I joined the party in May and it is fun looking back at all the vases. I can’t seem to make a photo montage here so I have made my own Vase on Monday Pinterest page. It’s great to see them all together.

For a heady visual feast go to Google images for In a Vase on Monday and see so many of the other fabulous vases

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and also joining in with An English Girl Rambles

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo challenge

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I played with this in iPhoto and used the ‘Fade’ filter – I’m pleased with the soft pinkish glow.

I think it might have been my Granny growing hyacinths in these special glass jars that turned me on to the magic of gardening as a child – the white roots in water with the light shining through never lose their magic…

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…and in black and white:

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Can you remember what first sparked your interest in gardening?