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Bouquet 104 and chicken soup

Yesterday I cut another bouquet from the garden.

This bunch contains dahlia, gladioli, sweetpea, anemone, aster, eucalyptus, and dogwood.

Evening light somehow seems to suit these late summer flowers. 139 more words

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Japanese Wineberry

Back in early Spring, I cut back an enormous, thorny old plant.

Mystery plant in February

Initially, I thought it might be a wild rose, but later on found out it’s a wineberry. 94 more words

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First early potatoes 

Well this is a little exciting, it’s our first little crop of little potatoes! Here we have charlotte, maris peer, and maris piper, ready for the pot. 170 more words

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Bright Day in a vase on Monday 

Today’s bouquet number 79 at FromeBlooms.com and in a vase on Monday, is the ‘Bright Day’ bouquet.  Each week garden bloggers share flowers in a vase with Cathy at… 368 more words

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The Bee's Knees

Today’s Bouquet #63, and in a vase on Monday, is sweetly scented with honeysuckle, jasmine, roses, cottage pinks, salvia and sweet pea. I’ve called this bouquet ‘The Bee’s Knees.’ 388 more words

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A few things done on my 'day off'

Today’s been busier than planned.

I got through a couple of wheelbarrows of compost, potting things on and sorting bits out.


There’s lots of tomato 🍅 and basil 🌿 planted out in the greenhouse and in containers. 72 more words

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Mamma Mia! Here I go...

Today’s bouquet is called Mamma Mia, named for the orange rose that features in the bouquet. This one’s going all the way to Aberdeen – I have packed it very carefully and hope it will arrive in good shape.  252 more words

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