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Monday, 25 October 2021

IAVOM ~ Still Giving

Cathy has reminded us that 'In A Vase On Monday' will shortly be celebrating
eight years of posts which is hard to believe! Just where has that time gone? Although I didn't contribute in the very early days I think that I posted my first vase the following spring and what fun it has been to contribute over the years. In my vase some this week a few of of the generous flowers that keep on giving namely : 
  • Rosa 'Blush Noisette' - I'm not sure whether this is a second or third flush of this climbing rose. Her main show was in the summer. She still has a lot of unopened flower buds but I don't think that they will get the chance to flower now.
  • Some cosmos bipinnatus' Double Click Cranberries' flowers. I like these although some of them haven't doubled clicked. I sowed them quite late on probably mid April. Their white flowering sibling 'Purity' which I may have sowed a couple of weeks earlier have fizzled out. The latter were grown in a pot (not to be repeated) and a wasp's nest in the roof above them perhaps meant that I wasn't as eager to dead-head them regularly. 
  • Some seed-heads of daucus carota grown from seed sown earlier this spring. I have a batch of September sown seedlings which need potting up but also think that I will leave this year's plants in place as apparently they can be short lived perennials depending on the winter. It will be interesting to see what happens.
  • Finally a couple of sprigs of achillea millefolum 'Summer Berries' which were sown at the beginning of September last year. The packet promised a variety of colours but most of the few other plants that I planted didn't prosper or have failed to flower this year. This was has a pinky peach tone and as it is a perennial I hope that there are better things to come next year.
Thanks as always to Cathy over 'At Rambling In The Garden' and to all the other bloggers who contribute to make this meme so much fun as well as inspiring to visit. Wishing you all a good week and hope that you get the opportunity to spend some time in your gardens.                                                                                                                                                                                                       


  1. That jug is just right for the lovely roses and other pink flowers. We wouldn't know it is autumn, the arrangement looks so fresh.

  2. Pretty in pink, Anna! My roses were largely no-shows this past spring and they seem inclined to take a pass during our so-called "second spring" as well. I miss them but, as they need lots of water I don't have to shine, I may slowly give them up. I've pulled all my Daucus but some seedlings have already appeared - that plant almost scares me. I hope yours are well-behaved ;)

  3. So pretty and feminine Anna! Blush Noisette is such a delightful little rose. My new one, planted back in June, has had a second flush of flowers and they have been very scented! Delicious! Amanda

  4. Yes, Blush Noisette is taller than Nathalie, but the blooms are around the same size. They have done you proud this year, and how nice to have some real DC Cranberries, unlike my imposters! The dacus seedhead is an asset for vases, especially if they stand over the winter

  5. My cosmos is hanging on too but I wonder how many more cut flowers I’ll manage before the frosts. Love the pink theme.


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