In A Vase On Monday: Sweet Peas

It is a long time since I have joined in with Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s lovely In A Vase On Monday meme thanks to work and general business, but I was inspired to post this week by my simple bouquet of sweet peas.

I was out in the front garden this morning tying up these beauties and made sure to cut all the blooms to keep them flowering, even though I was enjoying their loveliness outdoors.

My little bouquet is now sitting on our dining room mantelpiece beside a postcard of ‘Bathers’ by Vanessa Bell. Today it feels like summer although there are storms predicted for tomorrow.

This afternoon I am lucky enough to be going along to Monk’s House, the Sussex home of Bell’s sister Virginia Woolf, where together with the head gardener from Charleston where I volunteer and other volunteers, we will be looking round and helping in the garden.

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  1. Amanda says:

    What a beautiful bunch of sweet peas! Mine are yet to bloom, but maybe being on Scotland’s east coast is holding them back a bit! I am very envious of you being able to work in the garden at Charleston! One of my favourite places to have visited. I remember going to see the house and garden just after it opened, around 1986. Never forgotten that first visit! Glorious place! Have a good afternoon at Monk’s House! Amanda

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  2. Noelle says:

    The sweet peas are lovely, particularly the pink one with the splashes of fuchsia pink to the fore

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  3. Cathy says:

    Yes, the spotty dotty one is especially pretty – but a vase of sweet peas is always a winner. What an exciting afternoon out you will have had by now – hope to hear something of it

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  4. Kris P says:

    Your sweet peas certainly deserve showing off. Your plans for the day sound lovely too.

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    How nice that they are still blooming in June.(!)

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    1. They only just started!

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      1. tonytomeo says:

        Wild! Although, our naturalized perennial pea is blooming nicely now. It is a completely different animal.

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  6. Chloris says:

    Lovely sweet peas, you can’t beat them. I went to Monk’s House a few years ago, the garden is lovely.

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