Thursday, 16 May 2013
Little pictures and a garden update
Marianne Creatables arrived in the post. Its cut from my favourite recycled tomato paste tube (the insides of course!). I added a scrap of linen, a die cut, a tiny bit of embroidery and stamping.
There's still loads to do in the garden but I always say the best bits of my large plot are the bits that do it themselves. The fruit trees put on their show with me doing nothing (I do know I should prune and care for them a bit but I choose to ignore that job), daffodil and tulip bulbs come up year after year on their own........
and the front garden under the oak tree has put on a wonderful show this year with garden bluebells and purple honesty flowering in profusion.
Although very pretty, these aren't our native bluebells - those that carpet woods and verges with a blue sheen. These are a hybrid of the wild and Spanish bluebells that have taken over in our gardens. They are still very pretty of course and in my garden have mixed themselves up to produce not only blue but pinky lilac and also white versions. There's a nice video explaining the differences between wild, Spanish and hybrid bluebells here.
But enough of this - I don't have time to lie around on the wet grass like Kyffin, there's still lots and lots of digging, weeding and planting undone!