IaVoM: Honeysuckle, Alchemilla Mollis and Feverfew

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In my vase this week is honeysuckle, feverfew and a froth of Lady’s Mantle.

Pop across and Ramble in the Garden with Cathy to see her Vase and those from gardeners across the globe.

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This honeysuckle pleases me hugely because I grew it from a cutting. The flower is not as beautiful as some honeysuckles but the scent is magnificent, especially in the evenings.

Look how it has grown! All from a cutting, isn’t nature amazing! I grows through a Clematis Montana, which flowers in the Spring.

Joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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I have been having A-Good-Clear-Out in the kitchen, thus ticking off a few of my 17 for 2017 Aims/Goals/Challenges.

Goal: Sort out 13 shelves, boxes, cupboards or shelves. I have done 5 this week (that’s 12 altogether!) – Well done me! 😀

A. I have a 3 drawer filing cabinet with files stuffed with papers from goodness knows when  – I’ve been through all three drawers and discarded everything that is no longer needed, either shredding the paper for compost, (P) or rolling it into fire-lighters (P)

B. These shelvesDSC_0214

needed painting, and so did the wall behind them.

Do you recognise some vases from previous IAVOM posts?

How was I going to get the shelves off the wall by myself?

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(C. see that desk top – I could not have shown you the toppling heap of stuff that was on there – far too embarrassing  – number 3 surface cleared!)

I could have asked a neighbour to help, but I get a kick out of ‘The Power of One’ solutions! So ……

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I put chairs piled with stuff to rest the shelf on as I undid the screws – it worked.DSC_0265

A clear wall, with a mist coat painted onto the raw plaster. I’m using some of my Mum’s old paint – Dulux Barley White, it must be ancient but it still seems ok. (P)

I have quite a few things that need sanding so I treated myself to a Detail Sander and sanded the shelves

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I do love a gadget. It cost just £30, well worth it!

The sanding was needed to create a surface for the Dulux ‘Quilted Calico’ Eggshell to key in to

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And then of course there was D. Under the Table to deal with – a whole tub of used flower pots – DSC_0023luckily I have found a Garden Centre, Groves, about 20 miles away that will recycle them (P) in the  Pot to Product Scheme. 

I used to live near there, so I can combine the trip with meeting up with old friends. (P)

And the last of the 5- E. The top of the filing cabinet which houses the paper shredder and piles of office related detritus (no ‘before’ picture here either!) A broken child’s chair is acting as a shelf (P)

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There are several great ideas for using chairs as shelves on Pinterest – here’s one

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And a vase of flowers – just the thing to celebrate the transformation.

I removed over 40 old redundant business cards from the letter rack. They have gone in the collage cupboard and might be used as collaged tags in journals – oh dear – not thrown away yet then!

Have you noticed a few (P)s  in the text – can you guess what they stand for?

25 responses to “IaVoM: Honeysuckle, Alchemilla Mollis and Feverfew

  1. It looks like you have had a cleaning out bonanza Daffy! Those flowers look so gorgeous too! 🙂

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  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who won’t post a ‘before’ picture unless I have an ‘after’ one to prove that it doesn’t look like that any more! I also love your determination to do it on your own:)

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  3. Certainly sounds and looks like you had a lot of fun Sandra.

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  4. Wow!
    So very well done you – congratulations!
    Love that you got yourself that nifty little tool! 🎈

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  5. What a revealing post – we wouldn’t all be inviting everyone to look t our shelves or into our cupboards!! Well done you indeed – especially for the Power of One and all those things ticked off your list!! And what bright green foliage in your vase – what a zingy week you are having!

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  6. Goodness me , such business, very impressed. I thought the P might be about recycimg but then that didn’t fit one of them, so give in! Nice iavonm post.

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  7. Afraid I can’t guess what the ‘P’s mean! Great honeysuckle, must smell lovely this time of year.

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  8. Alchemilla Mollis and Feverfew are perfect together {pity Feverfew is so sticky} and are just so summery. I’m sure if I had hanging chairs on my walls I’d be walking into them all the time!

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

    Wow you have been busy. Love the flowers!

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