Welcome to ‘In A Vase On Monday’ when I am linking up with Cathy at Rambling In The Garden to join her challenge to fill a vase for the house from the garden every week.

This is a very quick post tonight as we are all madly rushing around with last minute holiday preparations – I just managed to quickly pick a bunch of sweet peas from the greenhouse to share with you tonight – I am so pleased with my indoor growing experiment. Although I have masses of sweet peas in flower in the Cutting Garden, this year I have been plagued with pollen beetles which have made the crop unusable. Very few of the beetles have ventured into the greenhouse, so although I only planted a few plants in there they are the ones which are supplying my indoor vases this year.

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I also took a few quick photos of the beautiful blush coloured rose Joie de Vivre, which is flowering this week. I had planned to make my vase today with this rose combined with alchemilla mollis, but time has got the better of me – still I wanted to share this beauty with you before the flowers fade.

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I apologise for the haste in which I have prepared this post, but I do not want to start my holiday without joining in with Cathy’s weekly meme – I am already looking forward to getting back to the routine of this weekly challenge later in July!

So I wish you adieu for a couple of weeks and look forward to returning to my garden and to Peonies & Posies refreshed from my summer break. In the meantime I hope that you have a very good couple of weeks and that all is well in your gardens!