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Too late to be in a vase on Monday.  I have received some lovely comments from friends about the vase efforts.  Thank you for your encouragement, Liz, Jo and Nicola and here is today’s vase:  


Today’s vase is a simple collection of Spring taken from the garden and plonked in the turquoise milk glass jug I acquired from a charity shop for £2. The jug is such a rich colour for glass and it seems to be a good contrast to the yellows, blues and pinks in the garden today.   A dark pink Hyacinth, a couple of tiny, but perfect in their miniature form, of daff. these are the dwarf, rich yellow daffodil, Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’, as well as a few of the dark blue/purple Grape hyacinth, Muscari.


Pale and quite perfect in their delicate tones of pinks and yellow are the Primoses: Primula vulgaris, Primula veris and  Primula denticulata.  I love to see these in the garden as they bring to mind memories of making Easter cards at school in Shannon.

There are also a couple of sprigs from Pulmonaria which have a lovely mix of blue and pink flowers on each stem.  I think I am right in saying that this is Pulmonaria officianlis which has grown from a piece Jill passed over the hedge to me.


The scent of the Hyacinth is filling the kitchen as I write this, and I fear it will have to go outside, before those who suffer with allergies, begin to sneeze. I will enjoy it while I can. If you enjoy the in a vase post take a look at some of the other bloggers posts including Cathy at Ramblinginthegarden and Chloris at thebloominggarden.  Do take a look and be inspired.