In a vase on Monday – let’s hear it for the girls!


Not a particularly girlie arrangement, but the combination of International Women’s Day last Thursday and Mothering Sunday yesterday suggested a dedication was in order!

I’m afraid they’re pretty rubbish photos as they were taken on Sunday when the light was definitely fading, but you get the idea.

The various Hellebores have really bulked up over the last couple of years to the extent that I can definitely spare some for the house, and they’re also pretty tall, so I’ve plumped for quite a large arrangement.


Added to these are stems from a very leggy Hebe (which should really come out), and some zingy Euphorbia. 

If you look carefully you’ll see the water is very milky.  This is because I didn’t sear the Euphorbia stems, which you really should.  Nor did I sear the Hellebores (which I’ve also heard you should) but the single bloom I cut for a previous IaVoM lasted absolutely ages without searing, so let’s see how they get on.

I’m actually in London five days this week, so I won’t actually see this arrangement again until late on Saturday night.  By then I fully expect both of us to be looking exhausted!


With thanks to Cathy for hosting all our Monday vases.

5 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – let’s hear it for the girls!

  1. Cathy

    Your previous hellebore stem lasted ages? That’s good – I hope you come home after your week at work and find this week’s batch still flourishing. Don’t they look good with the euphorbia and hebe? Perhaps by summer you will be picking for a Monday vase from your London garden… 😉

  2. Kris P

    Oh, to have that many hellebore to cut! the blooms are wonderful combined with the Hebe and the Euphorbia. Maybe the Hebe can be revived with a good hard pruning?

    I hope you enjoy your trip!


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