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…

In A Vase On Monday: Around the world and back again

It is that time of week again when Cathy from Rambling in the Garden invites us to share our pickings. This week I am delighted that our hibiscus has come into flower and so I could not resist plucking one of its dreamy blue flowers to show you in this little white clay bowl. Hibiscus…

In A Vase On Monday: Spell: rain and time

These are the two things many of us including me are short of at the moment. I am hoping that today’s vase will conjure up a little of both. Every Monday Cathy from Rambling in the Garden invites us to pop something from our backyard into a vase and share it. Here is my offering to…

In A Vase On Monday: Love Me Tender

When I saw plum-on-silver sweet pea ‘Lisa Marie’ at the Eagle Sweet Peas gold medal winning stand at the Chelsea flower show last year I could not resist. This week, joining in with the lovely Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s invitation to post a vase plucked from our garden each Monday, I have gone with…

In A Vase On Monday: Old Masters

There is a trend on Instagram at the moment for creating floral arrangements in the style of Old Master paintings. I thought I would have a go for this week’s IAVOM, joining in with our gracious host Cathy from Rambling in the Garden. I don’t think I am quite there yet – I need a…

In A Vase On Monday: Cutting patch cornflowers

A very simple arrangement today joining in with Cathy from Rambling in the Garden, who every Monday invites us to show a vase of whatever we have picked from our garden. These are the first cornflowers from my tiny cut flower patch – a raised bed of just one metre by one metre in our…

In A Vase On Monday: A Sussex Posy

We have just got back from four days in the Lake District. When we arrived home at nearly 10pm last night, the garden seemed to have gone mad. It was just light enough to make out potato plants and radishes that have doubled in size whilst we have been away. The flora of the Lakes…

In a Vase on Monday: Hot and bothered

Another sweltering Bank Holiday Monday and this time one rather hot and grumpy mum. I know I should be enjoying the sunshine,  but it is close and muggy and the kids are driving me up the wall. So I have crept away for a little “me” time joining in with Cathy from Rambling in the…

In A Vase on Monday: On A May Morning

May is one of my favourite months, when the world suddenly becomes so verdant. Last week, on the Bank Holiday, I had a house and garden full of children, which was lovely, but meant I had no time to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s wonderful In A Vase On Monday meme. In…

In A Vase On Monday: Rainy Day Blues

Let no-one say I am not committed to Cathy’s wonderful In A Vase On Monday meme. Why, I have just ventured out into the driving rain to pick some weather-beaten blooms and if that is not dedication, I don’t know what is. Again, a simple arrangement, as it is only our second year in the…