Some jobs didn't get done at the same time but the glorious weather today allowed me to climb to even greater heights! And clean the gutters
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Saturday, 23 August 2014
After watching Gardeners World last night I decided to do a bit of trimming and tidying in the perennial border today. The rain these past few nights has been torrential but the sun came out in a it's glory along with my secateurs and I chopped and tidied away.
Before I started it looked like this
I made some more notes of plants which need moving next spring and also which need supports and how big.
A good bit of time spent me thinks.
Friday, 15 August 2014
My perennial side of the garden that is. Unbelievable plants and growth this year obviously because of the wonderful weather we have had and also because the growing medium was new and chocker full of goodness. Next spring will see me putting goodness back in and hoping for a show of plants and flowers to equal 2014.
I was given a couple of pea plants and they look like this today
I may have mentioned that I love Verbena but that mine grew way above the 36" stated on the plant label. They are magnificent
I'll update again before our holiday next month.
Monday, 11 August 2014
I saw an amazing canvas the other day created by Astrid McLean
She makes the most eye catching art and I have loved most of her wonders.
Trying definitely not to recreate her canvas I came up with this
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Page 58 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities has details of how to create Faded Layers and all the details for this challenge can be found HERE. There are prizes to be won too. Tim and Mario have provided an enormous pile of prizes for the Curiosity Crew to give out and this week the Funkie Junkie Boutique are sponsoring the overall winner. To say I had a little bit of trouble with this technique I'm really happy with the end result - a lovely little card for my stash box ready for sending to a pal for their birthday. I'm a bit of a Tim fan and have rather a lot of his products including ALL the alcohol inks. I use them for all kinds of things but really love the effect of Faded Layers because how ever you begin and whatever you use you will never ever get the same background. It's so exciting.