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Is it me or is Monday here again quicker than expected?  After all the pinching last week I felt I should do the decent thing and snip a few precious flowers from my new planting.

All of the flowers have been transported from my old garden in the form of cuttings or  pots and planted into raised beds that were already in situ.  The area is South facing and is very sheltered thanks to the buildings that surround it.  Consequently it means i have an ideal spot for my sun loving plants and collection of succulents.

The planting includes lavander,  Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ and Salvia nemorosa for a litle on- contact scent.  Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Red Thunder’ for its dark bobbles and  Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ for its long lasting flowering period, its rather scrambling habit and its slightly lime toned leaves.  Pelargonium sidoides for its blue grey foliage and its velvet looking flowers  and last but by no means least Knautia macedonia for its perfect pin cushions of claret.

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Then there is the whopping great purple flower.  That is a Clematis that has been allowed to remain as its colour sits well amongst the bruised tones.  Not sure which one it is.  It has lovely seed heads after flowering so it gets my vote. And that is it for today.  My vase was kindly provided by my sister as she knows I have a  liking for pretty medicine bottles.  Sat on the kitchen table, I am liking the way the overhead light has cast a shdow of the blooms.

So that is it, my vase for this Monday.  To see what Cathy and other bloggers have put in their vases, take a look at http://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/in-a-vase-on-monday/2014/09/22/jumping-the-gun.

Hope you are having a good day.