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Monday, 1 October 2018

Ticket To Rye


Travelling back on Saturday from a most relaxing week's holiday in Rye on the south-east coast, we caught sight of glorious blue skies and sunshine through our train window. It was a most beautiful autumn day but any thoughts of spending Sunday pottering about outside were soon dispelled on waking. It was a decidedly cool and blustery day peppered with rain although there was an opportunity to run round and pick some flowers for today's 'In A Vase On Monday'. It was touch and go whether to risk taking a photo outside in case the vase toppled over but my mission was accomplished safely. Nothing like living dangerously.

In today's vase are :

  • Rose 'Blush Noisette' - now enjoying a second flush of colour.
  • Sprigs of purple and pink linaria. The pink variety 'Canon Went' is so much more considerate than its purple sibling when it comes to seeding itself about.
  • Persicaria 'Blackfield'.
  • A scabious - variety unknown.
  • Pennisetum 'Karley Rose' which has produced all of two inflorescences so far this year with signs of a least a couple more to come. The plant has spread in girth since planting but it is not happy. Time for a move come spring.
  • Finally aster 'Little Carlow' which is one of my favourites for its colour, late flowers and as a star attraction for pollinators. I know that it has been renamed by the horticultural powers that be but the new name totally eludes me. 


I see that our hostess the lovely Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' is also featuring some late flowering daisies in her vase today.

Conditions out there are more inviting today so after some necessary shopping it's time to pick any lingering tomatoes and to dispose of the plants. The crop of 2018 was a vintage one. Enjoy your Monday whatever you are doing.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers Anna. I've never had luck growing scabious. Yours looks sweet with the asters.

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  2. I love a little posy and this one is perfect, especially in a jug. Glad it survived.

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    1. Yes I was most relieved too Alison that the vase didn't meet with an accident. Thank you for your kind words.

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  3. Love the pale pink roses, and the way you combined them with asters! Very pretty :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment Joanna :)

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  4. So glad you braved the elements to bring this beautiful arrangement to life. You found the perfect container for these sweet and soft flowers!

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    1. Many thanks for your comment Peter. I was glad that I braved the elements too.

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  5. Glad you had a good break Anna - did Himself drive down? Your aster (indeed!) is so pretty, and seeing all these asters now make me think I should 'try' again- they have just never settled in here (with me) at all... :( Your second picture has such an interesting light about it, amost blue it seems, which enhances the soft shades. Very pretty, so thanks for sharing

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    1. We travelled down together by train Cathy so a carless holiday but perhaps more relaxing for himself as it's a long and not particularly pleasant drive from here. Oh do try again with asters - I'm sure that you can crack them.

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  6. Beautiful asters - I love the little purple ones but mine didn't do as well as the pink ones this year. Happy October Anna!

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    1. I wonder why the purple didn't flourish as well as the pink this year Cathy. There are always so many mysteries when it comes to plants. I hope that you enjoy October too :)

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  7. We hunkered down yesterday too. Me with a Kindle book and Martyn with Formula One. I do like the colour combination of your vase of flowers.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Sue. It sounds as if you had Sunday well sorted.

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  8. Your trip down to Rye sounds lovely, Anna, and yes we have been having wonderful skies and light the last few days. Lovely arrangement...I have some asters too this week...

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  9. The pastel mix is lovely. I wish my own asters bloomed that densely. Inconvenient as it might of been, I envy you the rain too. There's a chance of that in the forecast here for later this week but the likelihood dwindles with each passing day.

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    1. Thanks Kris. I do hope you got some of that so much wanted rain. It was indeed an inconvenience and I think that it's easy to forget how fortunate we are when it comes to rain. Perhaps too much though occasionally though for some parts of the U.K :(

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  10. Scabiosa and rose - such a gentle pair of graciously matched colours.

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    1. Oh many thanks for your comment Diana :)

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  11. Dear Anna, so glad you've had a nice break. Your posy is most delightful as is the vase. Waiting for my Blush Noisette to reflower but after over 3 months of drought things have come to and stand still (or are dead!). Little Carlow is doing well though for me and I've decided to plant more. It's too charming! Happy autumn days to you :)

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    1. Oh many thanks for your visit and comment Annette. So sorry to read about the effects of the drought. Hopefully you have more plants at a temporary standstill than you have fatalities. Hopefully October will be a kinder month for your garden.

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  12. I must try and grow some blue scabious they are a beautiful colour. Little Carlow is a favourite here as well.

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    1. Yes they are fabulous colour Brian and excellent as a cut flower. 'Little Carlow' is perhaps my favourite autumn flower :)

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