I love being able to sit and do nothing. It is easy to look around and see this job and that job but in our back garden I am able to sit and enjoy. We have been trying to employ some of the values learnt when reading about food forests. It is a journey, not […]
Fennel Fennel is a gorgeous, strong-scented plant with lacy foliage. It is often paired with basil in an edible landscape. The flower of fennel is umbel-shaped, like yarrow, and the beneficial insects and pollinators love it. Fennel attracts ladybugs, hoverflies, parasitic wasps, and lacewings. Chamomile Not only are the dainty chamomile flowers cute as a […]
At the woods we grew a number of cut flowers. We were hoping to start a business with the young people.
It was my first stall at the Lostwithiel Farmers Market. I went to the Wild Woods the night before to harvest my first crop. I got up pretty early … To my flowers which had been conditioning overnight…. I arranged them and hid them behind the van to keep cool, while I had breakfast and […]
In true Blue Peter style, here’s some I made earlier. This is a reversible bag, with pink cord and a zip pocket on one side and oil cloth on the other. The straps are oilcloth and the pocket has a small flower detail. I was making headbands and broaches with these at the time, so […]
I have been waiting all year to have myself a vase of daffodils and hazel. It’s spring, and I’ve got them, it makes me smile every day. Don’t you just love how simple things in life make a difference. It’s got me thinking, if opening my curtain each morning makes me smile because of my […]
On the way to Lerryn Tuesday Club. Can you tell there is a car hidden behind all this foliage. This is what we turned it into Easter Wreaths….