greentapestry : IAVOM ~ Game, Set and Match

Monday, 1 July 2019

IAVOM ~ Game, Set and Match

The creation of today's 'In A Vase On Monday' came about by pure chance. My weedathon at the allotment continues and I spent a good part of the day there. Plans for picking flowers to bring home with me and perhaps combine with flowers from the garden floated round in my head whilst I tussled with comfrey roots, brambles and other delights. Before my snippers were primed for action one of my lovely plot neighbours kindly offered me an instant vase, when he asked whether I would like three calla lily stems in exchange for some stems of cornflower 'Black Ball'. Never look a gift horse in the mouth!

My post would have appeared sooner but I was distracted when I sat down to watch Serena Williams play the talented young Cori Gauff at Wimbledon. I'm looking forward to the next fortnight and all the excitement and wonder of watching some more thrilling tennis matches.

Thanks as always to our hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for encouraging us to fill a vase on a Monday. It has become a most comforting and pleasing activity to begin the week with.


  1. Watching tennis matches is so much healthier than watching political debates! I need to start following tennis. Seeing your gift calla lilies was a surprise as was just clearing the dead foliage of mine off my back slope last week. The wide differences in the growing habits of plants in our areas never ceases to amaze me.

    1. Definitely better for one's mental health Kris especially in the U.K's current political clime though playing tennis would be even healthier :) Your plants are always ahead of us- it's hard to gauge but maybe by about a couple of months?

  2. I’d be loathe to cut those lovely flowers

  3. think that I might waver Sue but these are in the bee-keeping area, which is only visited by a small handful of people, so these beauties would have otherwise gone unappreciated if not cut. I believe that there were still plenty of flowers left for the bees to enjoy :)

  4. Isn't the camaraderie of allotments great. I had good times on mine. Not got into to wimbledon yet, catching up with lots of garden work and painting. Those lilies go very well in the blue and white vase.


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