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In a Vase in December

in a vase on Monday, December UK

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

 

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In a Vase on Monday

pink flowers, pelargoniums

I have picked all the flowers off my pelargoniums and lifted the plants.

In the past I have tried to dry them out and then repot in the Spring and planting out after frosts have finished – this had very limited success.

For the past couple of years I have dug them up and kept them going inside all winter, then planted them out again – each time removing the blooms and taking cuttings.

It seems to work and I get the bonus of flowers all winter.

I feed them with a little Tomato feed each week.

What do you do with yours?

Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden

and

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Kalanchoe party

DSC_0559 There is a bit of a Ta Dah! moment going gone in my sitting room at the moment. Although it is still pretty chilly outside, I don’t think I will be having any more fires and to celebrate I have gathered some of my flowering houseplants together on the wood-burner. Apart from the orchids, I have grown all of them from cuttings which is immensely satisfying. But it is the kalanchoes I’m particularly pleased with as they have not flowered for about 3-4 years and I was considering throwing them out when last November I noticed some buds forming – patience rewarded! And now they are really putting on a show!