Hellebore and Hebe in a Lost Garden.
This little hebe is the star of the show in my garden at the moment, I just love it’s pink tips.
The hellebore sits in one of last year’s blackbird’s nest found in the loganberry which is trained against a wooden fence.
The crochet mandala is a pattern by Helen Shrimpton, called Lost Garden and inspired by the Lost Gardens of Helligan. It will be a blanket.
I had a play with the photo to create a more vintage look
Which do you prefer?
Do you think either would make a good greetings card?
Pop along over to Cathy’s Garden blog and see what gardeners all over the world are putting in a Vase this Monday.
I’m adding a close up for Cee’s Flower of the Day
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I could only light the candle once inside, the wind is fierce today.
Happy Sixth Blogging Anniversary Cathy!!
This is where the hellebores came from this morning
and the hebe
Other flowers had snowy hats on too
The hyacinth above is my entry into Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Not exactly Easter Island weather
and this dear little pot seems to have a white fluffy stole on to keep warm
Pop over to Cathy’s and see what others have found to pop in a vase this Monday.
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Tagged anemone, Cee's flower of the day, crocus, Easter Island garden statue, flowers, flowers in the snow, hebe, hellebore, hyacinth, In a Vase on Monday, peach blossom, snow
Joining in with Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday
A rooted cutting from a ‘Money Plant’ or Crassula Portulacea (I think?), just right to make into a piece of Kokodama as a gift for a fellow blogger with a penchant for succulents.
I had the most brilliant day yesterday – all due to commenting on Noelle’s Snowdrop post a couple of weeks ago. Following an exchange of comments and Noelle’s generous invitation, Noelle, Alison and I all met up at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells for the Snowdrop Celebration.
The day was cold but the sunshine bright
Look at that sky!
So much beauty to see
and Cathy – so many wonderful witchhazels
We had the best time – more photos to share in a future post
So, thank you from the tip of my toes to the top of my head to Cathy for her fabulous Monday meme which brought us together, Noelle for the suggestion and generous hospitality and Alison for joining us to make it such a wonderful day.Noelle ~ Alison ~ Me
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Tagged Bishop's Palace Wells, fellow bloggers, hellebore, houseplants, IAVOM, In a Vase on Monday, indoor plants, Japanese design, kokodama, money plant, moss, moss ball, snowdrop event, snowdrops, Somerset, witchhazel
Joining in with Cathy’s meme In a Vase on Monday, over at Rambling in the Garden
Cee’s Flower of the Day
I’ll be going to Chelsea Flower Show with my sister again this year, I was just looking at their website to see information about this year’s gardens and – there we are! On the 2017 RHS Chelsea website!
We were on the ‘Chive’ stand, I do like their vases. I have a couple of square ones which have featured in IAVOM before, here and here in July 2016and a Giraffe vase, yet to make it’s debut.
We were chosen for the photograph because of our colourful attire – see, we fit right in – and because we looked like we were having fun – we were!
We were told by the photographer that we might be in this year’s catalogue, but I never thought we would end up on the website – twice!
We’re thinking of wearing the same things this year.
Each Monday Cathy invites us to find something from our gardens to pop in a Vase.
Her vase this week has inspired this post as she used some old glass inkwells.
The bottles in my photograph were found in a bank by my house circa 1974. I had masses more but have gradually downsized the collection with each successive house move.
The ‘vase’ contains hellebores that grow in my roadside border under an espalier pear tree; a variegated arum leaf and some twigs from a pretty little hebe given to me by a neighbour
The bottles sit on a shelf in my bedroom that was in dire need of dusting and sorting out – a perfect candidate for the 17 for 2017 List in which my target is:
“13 – drawers, cupboards, shelves or boxes sorted out.”
The bedroom was created in the roof space
I wanted the sides to be left open to give a greater feeling of space
I had such a battle with the builders to keep this space open. I really like the way it gives the room size, and provides a place to keep the things I love having around me. Like a mini art gallery space. The photos below are looking one way then the other – you can see it had become a bit jumbled.
When the shelf was cleared there were pale marks where items had been
What to do?
Turn to Permaculture : “THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION”
The problem is the effect of light, the solution: make use of this with some leaf shapes cut out of paper.
Maple Leaf shape.
Each time I clear the shelf I will move the leaf shapes and gradually I will have a pattern of various shades of wood – eventually it will look like the dappled light through a maple tree – well that’s the plan anyway.
Also joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day