A last hurrah from my sweetpeas, whose flowering has slowed considerably since my recent week-long absence from home as I was not able to keep picking the flowers to keep the rest coming. Having ceased in the production of flowers, the sweetpeas have now turned their attention to the doubtless entertaining past-time of bringing their obelisk and themselves crashing to the ground. My attempts to right this swaying, drunken vessel by pushing the two airborne front legs back into the ground are no longer having any effect: it just won’t stay upright at all. The impending cataclysm is currently thwarted only by a steely thicket of very tall Salvia ‘Amistad’, and a piece of brown string linking the obelisk to a nearby washing-line pole. After today’s haircut I have hopefully redressed the odds in favour of the obelisk, but with strong winds forecast the race could be anyone’s.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and I do recommend visiting her page to see her vase (full of autumn colour), as well as links to many other vases created by garden bloggers across the world today.



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  1. That’s a very beautiful tumble of flowers.

  2. Natural and lovely. (I like your phone, too!)

  3. These look lovely, especially with all the foliage and tendrils. Such a cool mix of colours – did the seeds come mixed or did you choose different varieties? Good luck with the obelisk maintenance!

  4. Another creative arrangement. I like the phone too, it’s an interesting color. We grow Sweet Peas in the winter to early spring, if conditions are right.

  5. I adore the jumbled vines of sweet peas in your vase…what a gorgeous statement they make!

  6. Just having sweet peas to cut in September seems a miracle to me – ours are done and gone before spring’s end.

  7. But they do look lovely spilling out of that vase! Mine are all brown at the bottom but still producing flowers at the top, though in the winds we are experiencing I’m sure they will come tumbling down shortly!

  8. Oh that’s a most pretty pleasing of peasness Joanna. I think that mine are enjoying a final swansong too and that the wigwam at the allotment may well topple this week.

  9. Absolutely lovely! We cant grow Sweet Peas here, so I am very jealous!!

  10. Lovely – they deserve applause for keeping going so long! 🙂

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