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In a vase on Monday – Lavatera, Campion, Margarite

Lavatera Marguerite and Campion in a weck jar

Lavatera Marguerite and Campion in a weck jar – 20 July 2015

The garden is looking lush this week, especially my pots and hanging baskets, but I’m a bit perplexed about how to pick the flowers for vases.    So this week there are only three flowers in my Vase on a Monday’.  They are:

  • Lavatera × clementii ‘Rosea’ – which was another gift from my mum.  It was the first thing I planted in my garden and reminds me of my mum’s house where I grew up.   They’re a magnet for bees too.
  • Campion – it’s a really vivid pink – the photos don’t do it justice. The plant came in a pot from my mum’s garden a couple of years ago in a bit of a sorry state.  It took a while to get going but it just keeps flowering for most of the summer.
  • A white Margarite (Argyranthemum frutescens) – it grows about four foot high, flowers for most of the summer. Sadly I don’t know the name. We bought it at Tatton Park Flower Show a couple of years ago.   I really love Daisy-style flowers and have quite a few different plants around the garden.  Always room for a few more 🙂
Marguerites, campion and dragonflies

Marguerites, campion and dragonflies – 20th July 2015

The ‘vase’ originally had risotto rice and dried herbs in it (which made a lovely dinner) and I bought it in Lidl last year and saved it for my chutney.  It’s a Weck Jar who are the German equivalent of Kilner, founded in Oflingen Germany in 1895.  The logo is a cute strawberry.   It’s about 6 inches high and it amused me that, according to their website, it’s actually a juice jar.

weck juice jar - with strawberry logo

weck juice jar – with strawberry logo – 20 July 2015

 

Do have a look at all the lovely vases hosted by Cathy over on Rambling in the Garden.

This week she has beautiful, restful and serene white flowers including a lovely dahlia.   Anyone can join in – I enjoy looking at everyone’s vases very much and it gives me such a lot of ideas for my garden.

There are some lovely dahlias in many of the vases – Particularly, I like the landaff style ones  (they’re daisy style too) and I’ve got a beauty in my garden at the moment – it might appear in the vase next week.

summer boarder - hanging baskets, dragonflies and allium 20 July 2015

summer border – hanging baskets, dragonflies and allium 20 July 2015

This week I am very excited because it’s Royal Horticultural Society Tatton Park Flower Show from Thursday to Sunday and the weather is looking good.   We are going on Thursday, and I expect some more plants will be arriving in our garden 🙂

Are you going to Tatton? Do you go to other flower shows?

Carpe Diem

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Bec xx

 

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