Cathy from NanaCathy, knowing my penchant for pineapples kindly sent me a photo of a pineapple door wreath made out of sunflowers, so instead of doing the digging and the weeding as intended, of course I had to have a play. Thank you Cathy for the inspiration, it was fun! 😀
Luckily the weather has been glorious this Easter here in the UK and I have been blissfully gardening each day, so some digging and weeding got done eventually.
Most of my garden is still waiting for much needed attention, but there are little cameos here and there that I love
Self sown cerinthe survived the winter under the espalier pears
Early morning sun through the amalanchier sings spring!
and the randomly planted Brompton Stocks, wallflowers and other self-seeded joys are really perking up in the sunshine
I do hope you have been able to enjoy a garden somewhere this Easter.
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Cee’s Flower of the Day
Posted in art from natural objects, garden, Vase on Monday
Tagged amalanchier, cerinthe, dandelions, flat lay, flatlay flowers, garden, humour, In a Vase on Monday, pineapples, primrose pineapples, primroses
Big Sister is 6 on Primrose Day, tomorrow. So in her honour I have decorated a cardboard letter and filled little vases with primroses, pulmonaria and forget-me-nots.
First I painted the A in deep pink acrylic paint..
when the paint was dry I painted the top and sides with Decoupage Medium, and laid the patterned layer of a napkin over the A. It works just as well with PVA glue, although PVA might need a little thinning with water.
I painted over the top of the paper with the Medium.
and added some butterflies from another napkin.
Oh the softness of the primrose……….. mmmmmmm …….. they taste good too.
Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.
Joining in with Today’s Flowers, Macro Monday, Cee’s Flower of the Day, and In a Vase on Monday
Posted in collage, crafty tricks, garden, how to, Vase on Monday
Tagged Big Sister, collage, family, forget-me-knots, In a Vase on Monday, letter A, Primrose Day, primroses, pulmonaria
Posted in Doodles, garden, walks
Tagged birdsong, butterflies, catkins, Compton Abbas, Dorset, primroses, pub lunch, rhododendron, Stourpaine, The White Horse, walk