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In a Jug on Monday

That is my son-in-law ploughing the field for the maize to go in – at last we have a stretch of good growing weather ahead of us.orange metal jug

Sweet Cicely and Red Campion, both from my garden, sit in an orange metal jug that has ‘Made in Yuogoslavia’ on its base. My Mum used to have a stall in Wimborne market buying and selling all sorts of bits and pieces – I think she probably bought more than she sold! But she used to find us all some wonderfully fun and quirky gifts – this jug was one of them.

I use Sweet Cicely stalks to sweeten rhubarb, I never use sugar nowadays, I might pop in a few raisins or dates to add a bit of sweetness too.

My epiphyllum is throwing its own party in my sitting room – it is GORGEOUS at the moment! I feel proud of myself to have managed to get it to flower so well!epiphyllumcactus flower

pink and orange

The pelargonium has been flowering for over a year now, and the marigolds sit in a Victorian glass ink pot, I found in a hedge in the 1970s.

marigolds in ink pot

Pop along to Cathy’s place for a flower feast in her In a Vase on Monday meme, where a happy band of gardeners from all over the world chat about all things horticultural.

Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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A Vase on Monday – Hearts and Flowers

1 1a Heart-shaped petals of red campions 1band shiny buttercups, weeded from the garden, put in a vase found in a charity shop for 50p. flowers Pink and orange is my favourite colour combination and often crops up in creative projects WD1         12035656_12084850-rg23_bAfter all I am a child of 60’s psychedelia.3     The vase sits on a rag-rug red heart in front of a quirky cupboard bought from a local craft show. The heart theme continues with the ‘Trail of Hearts’ pot plant, grown from a cutting given to me by my dear friend, Helen.

In a Vase on Monday’ hosted by Cathy.

Flowers inside

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My granny used to grow streptocarpus and I have tried before failing miserably, but now…st

I seem to have got the hang of it ….

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Maybe it helps to be a Granny.

 

And here are some flowers I picked from my garden to put in the bedroom for my friend who is coming to stay ….flos

Weigela, black cornflowers, marigolds, red campion, and sweet cicely for a bit of froth..folsWe are going to a Quick Draw event at Sculpture by the Lakes tomorrow – lovely!