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Monday, 23 May 2022

IAVOM ~ More Darling Buds

 

Well it's that time to bring out this vase for the annual outing. Apart from this vase being on the small side it also has a very small neck. I think that it may well become one of those items that I will continue to wonder what tempted me to but it other than the words 'Darling Buds Of May'. Anyway here it is stuffed to the gunnels with some of my favourite May buds :

  • Aquilegia - this is one of the self seeders from the original 'Hensol Harebell' seeds from The Cottage Garden Society that I sowed many moons ago. Some good news on the aquilegia front is that Carrie Thomas of Touchwood Plants is back in the business of selling aquilegia seeds again. I'm most sorely tempted. 
  • Geranium phaeum - again a self seeder and perhaps not as pure white as it appears in this photo. These are such easy going  and obliging perennials
  • A trio of stems from millium effusum 'Aureum' also known as 'Bowles Golden Grass. Again a self seeder which prefers some shade as the foliage can scorch
  • Finally astrantia - variety obscured by the mist of time and many lost labels along the way. The astrantias are only just getting going here so I'm looking forward to others in different hues opening very soon too.
Thanks as always to Cathy who is firmly rooted over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for her excellent hosting. It is a relatively cool but dry day here just right for some gentle pottering about and to discover what is happening out there. I hope that that you are also able to get outside to play in the dirt too. 



17 comments:

  1. What a delightful May Vase. I love the purple and spring green together with the little grass too.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and kind words Noelle πŸ˜€

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  2. I am so pleased to read that Touchwood are back in business - that was such a tragedy. All mine are sown from her seeds. I love your simple little vase with its good do-ers today, Anna - although I deadheaded all my aquilegia today to stop them from being too much of good a do-er!

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    1. Yes it's good to see Touchwood back on the scene Cathy. I've never bought her aquiligea seeds but did bring home a couple of beautiful plants from her stand at a plant show. I think it was Gardeners World Live. I should be more diligent than I am when it comes to deadheading full stop πŸ˜‚

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  3. I love astrantias. Aquilegias are very giving plants they seed all over and produce a mix if colours. I guess they are just choice weeds.

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    1. Astrantias and aquilgias are both stars Sue and sometimes seedlings of both can produce welcome surprises. If they are unwelcome shades of aquilegias it's no problem to sort out πŸ˜‚

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  4. It's a sweet vase, Anna. The bulk of my own vases are actually on the small side, a reflection of the fact that my former tiny garden produced only tiny posies. I love the Aquilegia. Sadly, I've never had a plant in that genus survive more than a single season. I suppose I should just accept that and treat it as an annual ( a short-lived annual).

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    1. Thanks Kris. I like the size of the vase but just wish that it would hold more of those darling buds of May. I think a lot of my aquilegias have been self seeders over the years. Some of have just come and gone completely without trace.

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  5. Love your vase and your chosen flowers certainly live up to the expression. I love Astrantia and they‘re finally thriving in our potager where they get the water they need. Monsieur is not very fond of flowers in the potager but alas, in this case he has no choice πŸ˜‰. Have a good week, Anna xx Do you go to Chelsea?

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    1. Oh that's great news on the astrantia front Annette - worth incurring the disapproval of Monsieur πŸ˜‚ The bees love them so the vegetables will benefit too. It's been several years since I've been to Chelsea - too crowded for me these days. Also for anybody living in the north of the country it's too much of a rush to do it in a day trip so it makes it a very expensive experience. I have seen more of the show gardens on the television coverage than I ever did in the flesh.

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  6. Anonymous = Annette πŸ˜€

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  7. The perfect container to honor these gorgeous May treats.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment Susie πŸ˜€

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  8. 'Perfick' for May! The narrow neck of the vase does have the advantage that everything looks nice and perky! The white Geranium phaeum is pretty and I had one in my old garden, but found it needed more shade than the others. Imust try growing Astrantias again too. Love them so much. Good to hear Touchwood is back in the Aquilegia business.

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    1. I'm sure that Pa Larkin would approve Cathy πŸ˜‚ Yes I suppose that narrow neck forces all the occupants stand up straight so that can be an advantage. The white geranium phaeum is a bit of a prima donna generally but it's a beauty. I hope that you welcome some astrantias to your new garden soon.

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  9. Such a sweet, lovely vase...all the wonderful cottage flowers just make me breathe in spring!

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  10. Thanks for your lovely words Donna. They are all cottage garden flowers and as you suggest just sing of spring πŸ˜€

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