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In Jam Jars on Monday

In a Vase on MondayDespite the grey skies and the weeks of battering from wind and rain, there is still a lot of pink in my garden.

The Argyranthemums have formed huge clumps and have been flowering prolifically since May.

The self-seeded Antirrhinums have been a self-perpetuating surprising array of colours.

The red Achillea loves its new position in the new border.

The Kaffir Lilies have survived their many transplants.

The Phygelia stays in a raised bed waiting for a permanent position and seems to love it there, so perhaps it will have to stay where it is.

And my lovely rose, Hot Princess, after a promising Spring flush, sulked all Summer only to burst forth now in early Autumn – so I think she will still be flowering for my birthday, which is particularly apt as she was a birthday gift, last year, from NanaCathy. Thank you Cathy.

Joining Rambling in the Garden for the joy that is: In a Vase on Monday.

In a Vase on Monday

lychnis

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

and

Cee’s Flower of the Day

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

 

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

Smooth

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Smooth by Jamie, Roz, Garry (great minds … Garry!), Erika

GARDEN DIARY                                                                                                       Pruned the apple tree. I cut up the prunings for kindling.                                      The second day in a row that I have gardened til the sun went down – in February!!!! Fab-u-lussssss!

A new baby!

My Godson and his very clever, lovely wife had their first baby today! There is always a touch of apprehension waiting for a new arrival, but she arrived safely and Mum, Dad, and baby are doing very WELL!

I have had a little coat waiting for her:

jkt, Lily-rose

with crocheted edgingcrochet edge

 

 

 

and a vintage flower button.

button

I have adapted a Debbie Bliss pattern.

 

I really like it as you knit the whole thing, back and both sides together, from bottom up and decrease for a raglan sleeve effect.

raglan

Then all you have to do is sew up the side and sleeve seams – magic!

Happy Day!