I top this post after I have written my offering for In a Vase on Monday, and they go to link this with Cathy's Anchoring Article. It is always a surprise and pleasure to read people's posts. I must admit that I have added Rose Nathalie Nypels to my wish list!
Why is it that we don't see more Fuchsias as cut flowers? Maybe they don't work as florists' flowers as the blooms are delicate. I've loved cutting my Fuchsias and bringing them indoors and have them last as long as other items cut from the garden.
Here is a selection of the garden Fuchsias, and for interest I shall be taking a picture each day and adding it here, until the arrangements goes to the compost heap.
|Day 1 - Monday - Hardy Fuchsias in a Vase|
I made the ultimate mistake..moved the vase to the living room with very little water, and forgot to top it up. Day 2 morning it was evident, I cut down the stems, and topped up the water, so we shall see what Day 3 gives!
Fuchsia Upright Delta's Sarah can grow pink or more blue all on the same plant, but I can't explain why. The green tip Hawkshead is a delightful upright shrub, and low down with its variegated pink and green and white leaves of Fuchsia 'Tom West' on the left is one of my favourites for front of the border. Fuchsia Riccartonii is the one at the back. All the plants are doing very well and are enjoying the cooler temperatures and the rain.
Although I missed the H book club meeting mainly on account of not having read much of the book, I am totally gripped by the course of events in Black Diamonds, and am reading it pending the next book arriving at the Library. Black Diamonds is not a novel..and has many themes not just the family, but a way of life for miners, all against a well explained backdrop of strikes, changing relationships economically and politically. I am pleased I bought this one.
I shall be missing the WI Zoom book club next week, when we have our Henton Gardening Club Meeting in the Hall, unless the local rules change. We have been reading The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Poulson-Ellis. What an great book with a clever structure. Of course I had to make notes. I tend to do that with most books I read, just to get a grip on the Characters' names and their relationships to each other.
Keep safe everyone, enjoy your gardening, flower arranging, reading and whatever it takes to keep up your spirits.