greentapestry : IAVOM ~ A Work In Progress

Monday, 6 April 2020

IAVOM ~ A Work In Progress

I certainly remembered that it was Monday today as our green bin is due for emptying in the morning. A good part of this afternoon was spent with a pair of secateurs in my hand with some of my prunings going towards filling this week's 'In A Vase on Monday'. They are as follows :

  • I gave my mathiasella burpleuroides 'Green Dream' a rather brutal haircut. Some of the stems had got very woody and unattractive but were still sporting flowering stems which I thought would be a shame to waste. I should have done this job in the autumn but I had to put nearly all gardening tasks on hold then. The green flowers last for weeks fading to a pinkish hue as they age.
  • I have also been cutting back cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Orange' today so a few stems were put in my vase.
  • I deliberately put some of the lovely white narcissus that is 'Thalia' into the vase.
  • Finally a snippet or two of catkin bearing branches of salix purpurea 'Nancy Saunders' which has grown from a cutting kindly sent to me by Chloris of 'The Blooming Garden'.
The vase is was bought from one of the mainstream supermarkets a few years ago. It is sitting on a table that is an integral part of the decking that himself built some years ago. The construction has been in dire need of painting for a couple of years. Himself has been busy doing all sorts of practical tasks in the last couple of weeks this being one of them. Unfortunately the supply of paint changed colour as the work progressed before finally running out. It now has a rather chequered appearance and will remain a work in progress until as and when new paint can be located.

With a big thanks as always to our hostess Cathy over over 'Rambling In The Garden' who brings us together to share our vases each week. 


  1. I really like Thalia but they are another of my disappearing varieties.

  2. I love the simplicity of the green and white colors of this arrangement, Anna. The vase was just the right choice to hold everything too.

  3. Oh I do like to see your mathiasella, Anna, which one of these days I will add to my garden too - definitely on my wish list! A green and white combo will always go down well with me, and you know how much I like this particular vase too :) How exciting to have been able to propagate the salix from a cutting from Chloris. I had to smile at the thought of your chequerboard decking - Himself has still done a good job in difficult circumstances ps I believe B&Q are opearting a click and collect service

  4. The Mathiasella is pretty Anna. I have never seen it before. Love the vase too - and the Thalia naarcissus of course. ��

  5. Mathiasella burpleuroides 'Green Dream' at the front got all us 'plants people' cutting and pasting, if we knew nothing of it before. Or if they did have it go out and admire it. The arrangement and vase are lovely.

  6. 'Thalia' Is a favourite here, they have a long flowering period.

  7. Thumbs up to the lovely fresh green and white together. I love Thalia!


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