In a vase on Monday – Branching out!


I cut a couple of branches from the plum tree to bring into the kitchen.

The tree’s never fruited so I didn’t feel I was sacrificing anything, but I’ve never cut them before so have no idea how long they will last.  Whilst wondering about this, and thinking I should really take them out of the Aga heated kitchen overnight, and what a faff, I thought, why not take them away all together?

As some of you know, this follows a rather bonkers tradition of arrangements created on the Isle of Wight and then moved to the mainland for Christmases and birthdays, so why not Easter?  And to be honest, it was a lot easier to transport than many, and also wasn’t jostling for space in the boot with presents and Christmas puddings,

We were popping up to Richmond for Easter Sunday to host lunch in our new little house so they came on the day trip with us, and have stayed.


Someone else also came.  But whilst he quickly made himself at home, he hasn’t stayed and is currently adopting a similar position having had a good but rainy run along the beach.


With thanks to Cathy who hosts all our Monday vases, however far they’ve travelled.

8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – Branching out!

  1. Noelle

    Love that you also brought your dog with you. That branch with its pretty flowers is really spring like and I am sure your guests will have enjoyed it.

  2. Terri Robertson

    I love a simple, elegant arrangement, and those plum branches are so pretty. Instead of moving my arrangements from house to house, the silly thing I do is move them from room to room with me. That is so I can make sure my cats don’t eat them!

  3. Chloris

    Such pretty pink blossom, my plum blossom is all boring old white. I always bring some blossom and unfurling leaves into the house for Easter. When my children were little we used to hang coloured eggs on the branches.

  4. Kris P

    The dog looks blissfully happy in what I expect is a comfortably warm spot. The plum tree branches make a very pretty vase. I have a non-fruiting peach tree on my back slope and must remember to try cutting some of those branches if they develop buds this year – with our extended warm spell in January, it’s unclear whether the tree got enough of a chill to bloom at all this year.


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