Sunday, 29 March 2009


This week the theme has been extreme tiredness from the cold/flu bug, I have been at work but exhausted by 8pm and asleep in the chair. Spring is really waking up the flowers in our garden and the pots outside our back door are beautiful, even on gloomy days like today its as if we've trapped a few sunbeams. The cowslips are forming a beautiful clump just behind the terracotta birdbath. The Polyanthus and Daffodils together with a little purple Wood Anemone brighten up the base of the wall. Further along the border the ruby coloured Helleborus are almost finished flowering but the pink Bergenia (Elephants Ears) are just beginning to flower. Our garden is small, only 15 foot long x 20 foot wide, but I try to have something in flower or colour foliage all year round. The last photo for today is of the camellia at the end of the garden against the garage wall. I planted it as a small cutting approximately 9 years ago, It is now just about 5ft tall and looks beautiful. The photo doesn't do the colour justice, but then I was playing with my old camera! Tony took one earlier in the week with his camera and the colours are much better. I have finished my shawl and it looks lovely. I think I need to crochet or knit an edging so I'm on the hunt so a suitable pattern, any ideas please? I have started a wrap in a beautiful mauve yarn which I bought from a table sale, 50p for a 300g cone. I decided it would be perfect for a lacey shawl I wanted to knit, but oh dear, the yarn is slightly fuzzy so if I made a mistake it was very difficult to undo as it knotted its self up! I decided to knit it up in stocking stitch and then crochet a fancy border. Hopefully it will be lovely for a summers evening to keep off the chill. I have also just cut out the pattern for a shirt in a mauve liberty print cotton lawn, so I shall be doing some sewing this week. I hope you have a happy week, we are on the downhill ride to the Easter holidays so three days of school, a parent consultation day then an INSET day - yipee! holidays. Jane x


Willow said...

Oh you are lucky to have Easter holidays coming so soon! I have two full weeks before my break. I'm so sorry you have been sick. I hope you're on the mend now. Just looking at the flowers, the camellias especially, should cheer you up, to say nothing of Liberty print cloth--can't wait to see what you make!

The Blonde Duck said...

Your garden is so pretty! I hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Just found your lovely blog after following the link from Louise's. I have really been enjoying my read. Sorry to hear you are unwell, hope you feel better soon

Ally Jay said...

Oh yay for Easter holidays. I can't wait for the schools to break up. Sounds like you have some fun spring projects on the go.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for your good wishes for my sister

Heleen said...

how lovely your garden is, I love the pink flowers. I hope you feel better.