The vases are from Chive.com
Hawkweed or Fox and Cubs have seeded themselves in my gravel garden, I love the rich colour
However, apparently I should not be encouraging it in the garden as it can be a rampant weed. So disappointing. For now I’m going to enjoy it, just as the insects are.
Teaming it with this gorgeous achillea – oof! I LOVE that colour combo.
Add in the lavender and I’m a happy colour-loving bunny. All three plants are much loved by the insects – there’s a whole lot of buzzing going on!
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her fun Monday get together of gardeners all over the world.
Cee’s Flower of the Day
Erigeron or Fleabane, neither are names pretty enough to describe this little gem of a daisy that grows on my patio, interwoven with what I think is a type of campanula. Both seed themselves liberally and I love them together.
The vase is a pot I bought in Florence, Italy in 1987 when I went there with my Dad. We had a wonderful time together, I have such happy memories of that long weekend .
It was Father’s Day here in the UK yesterday and he has been much in my thoughts. He died in 1998 and would have been 96 this year. He worked hard and played hard, loved a party, had a huge sense of fun and was never happier than when playing with his Grandchildren.
Teamed here with another of the textile pieces I’m working on
Title: “You are my happy”
I have to have several on the go at the same time. I seem to need to be able to have a rest from each colour combination in order to see each piece of work afresh.
Joining Cathy and ‘In a Vase on Monday’.
Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Today we made flower mandalas
Little Miss M aged 4, with Granny taking orders and happy to be the artist’s assistant.
Master R, who wanted to make an edible mandala
Miss E, aged 9
Joining in with Cathy and the international Monday Garden Party that is ‘In a Vase on Monday’.
When I saw this message on Instagram, my heart leapt into action
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Hello everyone. This is Emma and I'm asking you again for your help. I am asking for a "call to arms" or rather a "call to hooks"! Our girl, our lovely courageous girl has asked for flowers to decorate her coffin. I am going to be brutally honest with you and tell you that I am struggling to find the right words for this post. I am sorry if it's clunky. This young woman has more grit and courage than I could ever hope to attain and as far as I'm concerned, if she has asked me to ask you, then I will and you, I hope, will excuse the inelegance of my heartache. We don't have much time and I would love Jenny to see as many of them as possible so if you'd like to send a flower please do and as soon as you are able. Please don't be concerned about colour or yarn or technical ability, a flower is a flower and we will cherish every one. I know Amanda and Jenny are grateful to you all for your love and support. We can't always respond to all of your comments but we read them all and we appreciate them so much. Thank you all for everything. Emma x . . If you could send your flowers to us at: Little Box of Crochet, Atlantic Business Centre, Atlantic Street, Altrincham, UK WA14 5NQ . . You can also photograph your flowers and use #aflowerforjenny and she can see them that way too. Thank you x
All my knitted and crocheted flower experiments, without a home, get put in a box waiting for a suitable project. Just the place to go to to find some flowers to send off to Jenny immediately.
all wrapped in tissue except a smiley daffodil to greet whoever opens the box
I’m lost for words, but I do hope “Love” covers all.
Says ‘RICH‘ to me
Taken at the local Show in the Flower and Produce marquee.
Jane at Rainbow Junkie
Cathy at Nanacathy
me at Wild Daffodil
Denis at Haiku Hound
Christina A Look at the Little Things
Ellie at Wicked Rural Homestead
Please let me know if I have missed anyone
Thank you everyone for the richness of your entries.
Four fab photo fiends created the 52 Week Photo Challenge, we are:
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