I thought it would be fun, on this grey, wet Winter’s day, to think back to my wonderful time at West Dean College.
At the end of Summer School there is a magnificent party which is themed with Dali in mind. We were all invited to dress accordingly
I donned one of my knitted wigs and my Frida Kahlo headband.
I don’t usually wear make-up and am so out of practice that my attempt at ‘surreal’ meant that I looked as if I had two lurid black eyes!
The dinner was fabulous with many Dali references
The art students created Mae West lip masks, after the sofa. One of the original sofas is at West Dean College.
I also wore some crazy trousers that I bought in the early 1980s and some flashing trainers that I bought to wear to my daughter’s recent 40th birthday party.
In the photo with me is C, a student on the sculpture course. She gave me permission to post the photos – thank you C!
The Summer School Party was very silly and a LOT of FUN!
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Tagged Balony Shirts, Dali, dressing up, floral headband, knitted wig, party time, pink, West Dean College, West Dean Summer School
Despite the grey skies and the weeks of battering from wind and rain, there is still a lot of pink in my garden.
The Argyranthemums have formed huge clumps and have been flowering prolifically since May.
The self-seeded Antirrhinums have been a self-perpetuating surprising array of colours.
The red Achillea loves its new position in the new border.
The Kaffir Lilies have survived their many transplants.
The Phygelia stays in a raised bed waiting for a permanent position and seems to love it there, so perhaps it will have to stay where it is.
And my lovely rose, Hot Princess, after a promising Spring flush, sulked all Summer only to burst forth now in early Autumn – so I think she will still be flowering for my birthday, which is particularly apt as she was a birthday gift, last year, from NanaCathy. Thank you Cathy.
Joining Rambling in the Garden for the joy that is: In a Vase on Monday.
I was so excited to see three varieties of lychnis in my garden.
I gathered seeds of the magenta and white ones from other gardens and just scattered them around mine, so the one with a pink centre was an especially gorgeous surprise.
The pottery vase was made in Roch, Pembrokeshire by a potter who is no longer there, I bought it in the 1970s on a visit to my Welsh grandparents. The chambers are joined together in twos at the bottom and then a dear little vase is separately fixed on the top.
Joning in with other gardeners who share their vases on ‘Rambling in the Garden‘ on Mondays
Cee’s Flower of the Day
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Tagged composite vase, In a Vase on Monday, lychnis, magenta lychnis, pink, pink centred lychnis, seed collecting, self-sown, vase, white lychnis
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
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
Smoothest pink petals Erotic design to lure In to the centre
Smooth by Jamie, Roz, Garry (great minds … Garry!), Erika
GARDEN DIARY Pruned the apple tree. I cut up the prunings for kindling. The second day in a row that I have gardened til the sun went down – in February!!!! Fab-u-lussssss!