On the whole I generally tend to prefer growing flowers in our garden rather than things that you can eat. As a child living in a country village everything was home grown in gardens and allotments. Once I married and left home my Dad often gave me the odd tomato or cucumber plant in the … Continue reading A change of mind
The one thing I had planned to do in the garden this year was to put up trellis and plant climbers to add some interest to the garden fences. The trellis was particularly important as it had once been in my Dad's garden and I had kept it to one side when clearing his garden … Continue reading Clematis
When I started my blog two and a half years ago it was primarily to bring together my interests, drawing, stitching, photography and gardening (not necessarily in that order). I had suddenly found myself with more time and was filling it with all of the above. I was keen to keep up to date with … Continue reading 100 Posts!
Cushions For several weeks now I have been busy working on updating my Etsy shop which to be honest was long overdue. I have been taking new photographs and in doing so have discovered that the garden room makes an ideal studio. It has a clean contemporary feel and provides the ideal space in which … Continue reading Etsy shop update
Living in Ely, one of my greatest pleasures is to potter around the markets. Whilst I can never miss the opportunity of taking advantage of the wonderful fruit and veg fresh from the Fens, I am generally on the look out for interesting and reasonably priced plants to fill the gaps in my garden. The … Continue reading The markets are back!
For a while now I have been thinking about updating my Etsy shop. There are two main reasons: In these uncertain times I am not sure if/when craft fairs are going to restart and therefore Etsy is a stronger selling platform.I would like to dispense with the small amount of plastic packaging that I have … Continue reading Time to update my Etsy shop
This should be the start of the Chelsea Flower Show week but sadly it is not to be. It is incredible to think that last year, around this time, I was visiting The Chelsea Flower Show. Even though we can't venture far this year due to the Coronavirus and Chelsea has been cancelled, I still … Continue reading My Chelsea Garden
Ely, Riverside I am incredibly lucky to have beautiful river walks just a stone's throw from my front door and I try to take myself off for a walk at least once a week; it would be an absolute crime not to, especially at the moment. After years of never going anywhere without a camera, … Continue reading Outside the gate
With everyone isolating at home, only allowed out for essential shopping and exercise it is a time to slow down, to look and to listen. Here in England we have been blessed with the most beautiful spring; day after day of warm sunshine, blue skies and the most beautiful blossom. In the past I have … Continue reading Blossom revisited
Never have I been so grateful for my garden and now more than any other time is the perfect time to enjoy it. Providing an essential haven away from the worries of the Coronavirus and blessed with even more time, I am enjoying my garden more than ever. This past week I have been spending … Continue reading The perfect time to be in the garden