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Monday, 19 November 2018

In A Vase On Monday ~ Taking Flight


Oh I couldn't resist snipping my last sweet pea flowers of the year for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'. There were only two stems but they are just as precious as the big bunches that I was able to pick earlier this year. I think that this is the latest that I have ever had sweet peas in flower. Slipping into the vase with them is a couple of stems of an annual white scabious, a perennial lilac scabious and a spray of 'Blush Noisette' roses still in bud. The sweet peas and the white scabious travelled back from the allotment with me on Saturday afternoon. There was also a pleasant take a gasp of disbelief moment at the allotment in the shape of one anemone coronaria 'Sylphide' in full flower. Is this late or this early? I was and still am totally confused. It looked as if it had been open for a few days. As I was walking home to clock up the steps on the Fitbit I decided it best not to risk it coming to an unseemly end as I walked so left it to shine at the allotment. There were also raspberries at the allotment - the autumn fruiting 'Polka' variety. Needless to say these didn't come home with me but provided a most pleasant nibble whilst I worked.

Thanks as always to Cathy over 'At Rambling In The Garden' who is the garden fairy inviting us to enjoy a sprinkle of magic every week.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours and flowers, so charming and even more appreciated now that flowers are getting scarce. My Blush Noisette is full of buds and I wonder if they'll get to open. The third flush is always tricky. Have a good week xx

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    1. Oh thank you Annette for your comment. A third flush of Blush Noisette - you are most fortunate :)

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  2. I'm impressed that you still have flowers to gather.

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  3. What a charming little arrangement. The colours are so pretty and it is so nice to see sweet peas still so late in the year. I think your anenome is early. We have hellebores flowering already and I can see snowdrops and narcissus buds peeping through too early too ... they are in for a shock this coming week as the temperature is set to drop. Love raspberries so they wouldn't have survived long enough to take home either.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Elizabeth. I think that I'm with you on the anemone. I've got one or two hellebores showing buds but no open flowers yet. Fingers crossed that everything slows down soon!

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  4. You've certainly sprinkled a bit of magic with this arrangement. Very sweet indeed.

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  5. Garden fairy? P-lease! I am gobsmacked by your sweet peas, Anna - were they a late sowing? And you BN look pristine - I do have some buds/flowers on mine, but you can guarantee that every truss has as many spent flowers as healthy ones, which is often the case. I understand A coronaria can be planted at any time of year and hence presumably could flower at almost any time too - enjoy it while you have it, and the raspberries. There about an ounce or two every few days here, which is suitable for a breakfast addition - but they all get weighed in first! Thanks for sharing

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    1. A fairy godmother then :) I sowed the sweet peas in two batches Cathy - beginning and middle of March. Germination was poor especially the first lot. Yes BN does play that trick on you. The anemones were planted in March 2016 and so far have produced flowers from the middle of June onwards but so far never never this late or early. However as you suggest I will enjoy its appearance whilst I can :) Why do you weigh your raspberries?

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  6. Oh Anna this vase made my heart skip to see sweet peas still....how I wish I had them still in my garden!

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    1. I'm glad that you appreciated them Donna but hope that it didn't give you too much of a shock :)

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  7. I can't get over the fact that you've still got sweet pea blooms! The seeds I sowed just a few weeks ago here have just now produced seedlings for next year's crop (if the birds and other critters don't nip them to pieces). The anemone is a mystery - but a good one!

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    1. I was amazed to see them Kris but they are definitely the tail end. Will keep my fingers crossed that your seedlings flourish.

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  8. Such a beautiful collection of late suprises...when we have just a few flowers either very early or late in the season they are very precious.

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  9. These must be some of my favourite colours and look brilliant with the blue vase. I've seen a couple of anemones on Instagram. They are as confused as you. Do you know when you sowed those sweet peas?

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    1. Favourite colours with me to Alison :) This year's sweet peas were all March sowings - an early batch and then a middle of the month sowing but can't be any more accurate than that. Germination was poor but those that made it did well this year. They did get many a watering can chucked at them every time I made it to the allotment.

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  10. Simples e encantador. Feliz semana. Cumprimentos.

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  11. Oh welcome Sandra and many thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  12. Sweet pea? I am impressed, what a wonderful November treat. Your vase is so summery. My raspberries ground to a halt in the summer drought but I am picking them every day now. A Fitbit really gets you walking doen't it? Mine didn't survive being put in the washing machine.

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  13. I am amazed at your sweet peas Anna! I have never had them this late & in fact I took mine out this year at the end of August as they were just a crispy brown mess. I do have Polka raspberries though & like you I am keeping them all to myself as a treat when I am working! Some things are too good to share. xx

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.