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Monday, 9 October 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Latecomer


A lightening snip and plonk for 'In A Vase On Monday' as I'm catching up with all sorts after a week's holiday. For some reason dahlia 'Bacardi' has only just come into flower and was a most welcome surprise when we returned home late yesterday afternoon. A note has been made to get the tuber planted in the ground next year rather than leave it in a pot. It has probably not had as much room as it would have liked so not surprisingly has been sulking. There are also a few sprigs of plecanthrus argentatus flowers in the milk bottle vase. This late flowering tender perennial came to me by way of one of my allotment neighbours last year. Unlike the dahlia it makes an excellent container plant and also has most attractive silvery foliage.

Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting. I'm looking forward to seeing what is residing in other vases this week.

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  1. I'm so loving the photos of everyone's dahlias, I really must grow some next year. They seem to go on and on. Having said that, I've still got lavender (just) and sweet peas (just) here and a few roses so I'm not doing too badly. Let's hang on to summer while we can!

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    1. Dahlias have certainly got staying power Caro. I still have a few rose flowers but the sweet peas are done and dusted for this year. Would love to hang on to summer - today made a good stab at it but I think that it might have been its last fling.

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  2. What a lovely surprise to come home to. This is beautifully coloured.

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    1. It was most welcome surprise indeed Alison :)

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  3. A beautiful "Welcome home!" from your garden. :)

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    1. It was a most considerate greeting from the garden to return to. Thank you for your comment which is much appreciated.

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  4. I guessed you must have been away - hope it was a restful week for you. Love this pink dahlia - is it one of Peter Nyssen's?

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    1. Yes it was a most relaxing and enjoyable break Cathy just busy doing nothing :) 'Bacardi' came via Sarah Raven. I don't think that Peter Nyssen stocked it last year.

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  5. What a gorgeous color that dahlia is, Anna! Worth waiting for!

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  6. A splendid and huge dahlia which looks quite handsome in your vase!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Peter. I think my photo might have made it look larger than it is in the flesh but it is definitely splendid and handsome :)

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  7. I hope you had a lovely holiday. The Dahlia was worth waiting for!

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    1. Thanks - it was a lovely holiday Christina and the dahlia helped me to cope with coming back down to earth :)

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  8. A beautiful flower and the Plecanthrus is pretty too - a shame it is not a hardy plant. :)

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    1. My allotment plot neighbour recently told me that his plants came through last winter outdoors Cathy - mind you we had a very mild winter.

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  9. Lovely shade of pink and the Plectranthus looks beautiful too. My Dahlias have been left in the ground and are bulking up nicely. Do you have to dig yours up in autumn? Wishing you a golden October, Anna :)

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    1. Thank you Annette :) Those in pots come inside the greenhouse but if they are in the ground they stay put but I do give them a layer of protective mulch.

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    1. That's most true in this case Brian :)

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  11. Silvery Plectranthus, I must try that again.

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    1. Oh do Diana. I imagine that it would perform much more splendidly for you :)

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  12. I tried dahlias for the first time this year – short ones, probably best suited in pots. One of them ended up a bit overcrowded and didn't reach its potential. But hopefully the tubers will fat enough for me to try and save. Fingers crossed. Yours is a winner!

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    1. Oh good luck with over wintering your dahlias Helen and many thanks for your kind words :)

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