Home delights

Apart from flowers that have flopped I rarely cut any to bring home to put a vase. It’s not that I don’t grow enough so this year that’s what I hope to be doing.

I have some vases, or suitable containers,  including these – a matt black china one, a stoneware jug, a tall glass and a plain white tea mug.  Hopefully a couple of them will be filled with daffodils, tulips, pot marigolds, cosmos, cornflowers and sunflowers over the spring and summer.


There are two plants that hope to grow on the windowsill this year, one each flower and vegetable.

The flower is the gazania rigens Talent Yellow which has silvery leaves and all yellow flowers.  If I get a plant that’s as good as this one I’ll be well pleased, (picture thanks to Benery).


I have grown tomatoes at home but didn’t last year.  They’ve mostly ended up rather taller, and with less fruit, than I’d hoped.

I’m trying again with Sweet n Neat Red.  I’ll be successively growing a couple of these in a six inch pot which neatly fit into one of these small galvanised buckets that I was given recently.


Have a good week!


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22 Responses to Home delights

  1. Jade C says:

    Those empty mugs and vases, when filled with all those beautiful annual flowers, will surely make your home more cheerful. And all the best with your windowsill growing this coming season!

  2. Liz says:

    Having a vase of cut flowers in the house helps brighten our days. When you’re cutting back or thinning out your flowers, it will be a good idea to bring a few back home.
    Love the galvanized container (and the gazania). Good luck.

  3. I have such a battle with myself about cutting flowers. I wait 6 months for a tulip to come up and then I can’t bring myself to cut it but go to Tesco and buy a bunch instead. Hope your plans work out, a house really does need some fresh flowers to make it a home.

  4. menhir1 says:

    Love the receptacles for your potential flora. I recently had to use a stoneware pot in which I usually keep my kitchen utensils. When needs must ….I think it looked rather good. I may post a pic of it.

    The bucket Mr F; Are you going to grow stuff in it in your home environment, or, are you going to use it for growing outdoors on the plot; or, will it be a combination of the two?


  5. Sharon says:

    Loving the shabby chic vibe with those various containers and vases

  6. CJ says:

    Aah, yes, it’s the time of year for dreaming of vases filled with flowers. Love the buckets, they’ll look great with tomatoes in them. Hopefully the new variety will do well for you. Wishing you a good week Flighty. CJ xx

  7. I can’t wait for spring to come and fill your plot and all our vases! Warm thoughts xx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    That gazania looks quite nice — hope yours does well. For years I collected vases of all sizes and colors. But with cats that pull flowers out to play with and/or eat, I’ve pared down my collection considerably!

  9. Glo says:

    Good to see the vases ready for filling! I grow yellow gazanias in a couple of cedar boxes on the back deck, and they do indeed offer bright cheerful blossoms that close up at night. It has never crossed my mind to pick them, so I’ll have to think about that!

  10. Jo says:

    I’m the same, I rarely cut my own flowers for the house, though I did have grand plans for a cutting patch when I had my allotment, it never came to fruition though. I hope your windowsill growing is successful for you, it’s nice to have a bit of gardening interest in the home too.

  11. snowbird says:

    I struggle to cut flowers for the home too. I’m looking forward to seeing those vases overflowing with flowers! I find tomatoes grow tall and leggy indoors, I tend to pinch them out ruthlessly which tends to bush them out more.xxx

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