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


Friday saw my sister in law arriving for lunch and bringing my mother in law who was staying for the weekend.

Whilst normal people would have spent the previous evening (having arrived home at 8pm after travelling home by train with the dog following a Waterloo handover with the son!) tidying, cleaning and fretting about lunch, I concentrated on bringing some of the amazing pink abundance going on outside, inside.

The vase is a mix of roses – ‘St Swithun’, ‘Jubilee Celebration’ (and a couple of unknown ones), together with Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ and Diascia personata.

I think our guests were much more impressed with the lobster lunch the OH knocked up while I was working, but I liked the flaaaars!


Just before signing off, I though I’d share last week’s similarly hued vase ‘on a desk’.  Those of you who have been following for a while know that I try to take a vase of flowers to the office each week.  Bearing in mind they travel by car, ferry, train and train without water, some arrive in better condition than others, but this one was fabulous.  Beautifully scented and lasted really well.  Almost made the day job bearable!1119CC9E-A788-4C6F-9E6C-F383E3A25E54

With thanks to Cathy who corrals all of us crazy IaVoMers.  Thanks Cathy!

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

  1. Noelle

    Love that you take some of your garden to the office, but remember not to take the office to the garden…..Its about a team effort when you have guests, and I am sure your MIL would have loved that her son had prepared lunch. Your flowers are the icing on the cake.

  2. Cathy

    Oh wow, Jen, that is an absolutely gorgeous pink froth. Love it and your working vase too 🙂 ps my Diascia has been declining for the last couple of years and after winter is No More. I have a small cutting from last year but don’t hold out a great deal of hope…

  3. Kris P

    Both arrangements are gorgeous, although I don’t think one can go wrong with peonies. It sounds as though you and your husband divide the work of preparing for guests just perfectly too!.


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