Joining Rambling in the Garden
Question: If you were from another planet looking down at the Earth and saw a globe struggling with pollution, war, famine and the lack of resources given to health and social care……..How would you feel about seeing so much time and energy (and money) being sent up into an already struggling atmosphere for a few moments of transient beauty?
I make a plea for those resources to be redirected into our hospitals, giving homes to the homeless, preventing conflict, paying more to our carers and more scientific research into clean technology.
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Of course, with all of my heart, I wish you all a very happy New Year, bringing health and happiness to you and your families.
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I also wish for a raised awareness to come like an asteroid into our collective consciousness, otherwise our future is too bleak to contemplate.
Brigthening up the grey December days, these are flowers from the pelargoniums I brought in from the garden at the end of October. They are flowering again.
They sit colourfully in the vase with Euonymous.
The backdrop is my current crochet work-in-progress. The Amanzi throw by Jen Tyler.
Worked in Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook.
Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
and Cee’s FOTD
All from my garden: Pheasant Berries, Kaffir Lily, Achillea, Phygelia and Marigold.
I was having a clear out and came across this amazing quartz crystal I bought many years ago in my hippy dippy days!
Joining Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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As you can see I’m learning even more new terms.
The honeysuckle in my garden is having a second flush of blooms and the scent is heavenly in these sunny Autumn days. It inspired this Flat Lay piece of Assemblage art which includes a few verbascum blooms and birch leaves.
And did you know about Knolling ……… no? Nor me ….until I was enlightened by Instagram
knolling is “the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization”.
I’m so fascinated by the markings on these leaves
Yellow and grey are In!
(Mini birch forest)
Yesterday’s spiral of leaves were drying out but still looking gorgeous enough to adorn with some Marigold petals and Honeysuckle
Oh! Ah! Oooo! the morning dew on Marigolds!!!!!! I’m just loving this Autumn.
I’m not a fan of yellow flowers in the garden as a rule, but couldn’t you just dive into this buxom bloom.
Why not add some honeysuckle berries
I did 3 hours of digging in my garden yesterday in the Battle Against Bamboo (and bindweed!) So I could enjoy some guilt free playtime with petals and leaves.
A Flat Lay extravaganza!
Not In a Vase, but all from my garden, I am once again joining in the IAVOM Garden Party this week.
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Tagged assemblage art, Autumn, birch leaves, flat lay, honeysuckle, In a Vase on Monday, knolling, leaves, marigold, spiral, verbascum, yellow and grey
I’m learning all sorts of new terms through Instagram hashtags. I had no idea that arranging things like this had a name – it is called ‘Flat Lay’ apparently. I have done this ever since I was a kid – I just love arranging things, now I have a proper grown-up name for it.
Joining in with Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
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Tagged amalanchier leaves, assemblage art, assemblage art with natural materials, Aster, autumn colours, Autumn leaves, design, Fall colours, flat lay, In a Vase on Monday, leaves, liquid amber leaves, nasturiums
I have picked all the flowers off my pelargoniums and lifted the plants.
In the past I have tried to dry them out and then repot in the Spring and planting out after frosts have finished – this had very limited success.
For the past couple of years I have dug them up and kept them going inside all winter, then planted them out again – each time removing the blooms and taking cuttings.
It seems to work and I get the bonus of flowers all winter.
I feed them with a little Tomato feed each week.
What do you do with yours?
Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden
Cee’s Flower of the Day
A quick posy to take to a friend, all popped into a small jam jar for travelling in the car.
I also took a (re-used) bag of pea-shoots with a few nasturtium flowers
The pea shoots were grown from a cheap bag of Marrowfat Peas that I bought at least 3 years ago. I started by sowing them in rows (22. July), but I didn’t know if they would germinate so I also thickly scattered some
The peas all came up and have been fantastic. I have had loads to give away. Two of my grandchildren who are quite fussy eaters, especially where vegetables are concerned, just love to pick and eat as they go past. I take them little bags of pea shoots when I go to their house and they sit and munch their way through as if they are eating a bag of crisps!
I’m cheering on the inside.
Next year, I will scatter sow them but not quite so thickly.
Last week I pulled out a few plants and have sown a row of Wild Rocket, which is just beginning to peep through.
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, for In a Vase on Monday.