In A Vase on Monday : Sweet Smelling Stocks


My flowers this week, again from my garden, are the lovely colourful and sweet smelling socks stocks.  I was away for a few days and when I got back my garden was looking great with everything in full bloom, it seems my garden thrives on neglect!

I have displayed my flowers in an unusual jug, decorated with birds and elephants, and with elephants climbing up the handle of the jug. I got this jug many years ago from a dear friend.   Her house was full of knick knacks and beautiful bits and pieces, as her  late husband had been a merchant seaman who travelled all over the world, and always brought back some exotic gift from his travels.

Stocks and Elephants

 

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 a petal from the flowers

a petal from the flowers

If you would like to see more pretty flowers head on over to Rambling in the Garden

 

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. N. Netto
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 14:53:44

    Let me ask you a question… do you plant your flowers from seeds? Or do you buy the seedlings? I have been trying to plants everything from seeds. It works, but it needs a lot of patience!

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    • joanfrankham
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 18:53:54

      Hi, I buy seedlings, I find them more reliable, and quicker than seeds. Thanks for commenting

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      • N. Netto
        Jul 15, 2014 @ 18:59:11

        Yeah, I am thinking that my experiments with seeds are over now… I will stick to seedlings now! I usually save my chilli seeds and plant them randomly and hope for the best. I have been getting good results, but I must say, it takes patience! Thanks for your reply!

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  2. Cathy
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 20:56:45

    You have some amazing colours of stocks – in the UK they seem to be almost all pastels. Thanks for joining in the meme, Joan – I like seeing your different vases!

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