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July Studio Day – Part 2

there is nothing more companionable than sitting in a beautiful spot, chatting, crafting and sketching together sharing photos and tiny tendrilly stone and wire sculptures  and seeing how our different items sit together perched on 200 year old juniper still … Continue reading

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Crochet calm

When life gives you lemons – crochet! Life has been a bit stressful recently, blogland is one of my glorious escapes, and so is sitting in a colourful corner of my garden next to drying poppy heads, whilst taking a … Continue reading

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Flowers inside

My granny used to grow streptocarpus and I have tried before failing miserably, but now… I seem to have got the hang of it …. Maybe it helps to be a Granny.   And here are some flowers I picked … Continue reading

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Amelanchier

Hurray for Spring sunshine! and the Amelanchier in full bloom! Don’t you just love that word – Amel …… anch …… eeeee …….errrrr. I’m not even sure that’s how to say it, and I can never remember it, but it … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring

What a glorious day of sunshine we had yesterday. I planted some gifted rhubarb plants, autumn fruiting raspberry canes, and managed to finish planting the snowdrops (over 200 altogether!). The neighbours were out in their garden too – chatting over … Continue reading

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A Good Day

Some days go by and I feel I have done very little and then other days – like today, I feel full of energy having achieved much – it is no coincidence that the sun has been shining ALL day: … Continue reading

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Bingo and Perennial Plants

Back to more Wales tales. One of the conditions for Jude joining me on the trip was that on the Tuesday night,  we would go to Tony’s Bingo at the Harbour Inn, which is right next door to Felingog.   … Continue reading

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Bee in hollyhock

Playing with the picture of the bee in the hollyhock I took at Charleston in the SumoPaint app as shared by iHanna by reducing divisions to 4, I got this   and then by increasing the divisions I discovered some perky … Continue reading

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Charleston Farmhouse

More pictures from my trip to Kent. Charleston Farmhouse near Lewes has a fabulous garden – profusion is the word that comes to mind. The inside of the house is a must see too, we were not able to take … Continue reading

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Sissinghurst

…….After Derek Jarman’s garden, and the walk from Prospect Cottage to the sea, we grabbed some lunch and tootled off to Sissinghurst Castle, the home of one of my all-time heroines, Vita Sackville-West. The place was heaving and it was very difficult … Continue reading

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Kent on Monday

So much to tell you! On Monday I spent a very hot and sticky 4.5 hours in my car (no air-con) to stay with friends in Kent and was rewarded by arriving in the most idyllic garden full of roses … Continue reading

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Sunshine!

There are little pockets of time when the world stops spinning quite so fast and one steps into some kind of heaven – lunch with old school friends in a beautiful peaceful haven of a garden gave me just such … Continue reading

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