Monday, 3 August 2015

Summer 2015 - 3rd August

Day 12

Garden News ........

Looking particularly good this morning are:

The patio pots

The erodium and the dianthus

Yesterday I decided to fill in the gaps with annuals and then I had the bright idea of using chrysanthemums as they will flower into autumn. I have had them return the next year too - so you never know. I also bought some dahlias - 2 for a fiver - to add some colour. 

It would be great if my own home grown dahlias would flower - so so many buds and no flowers yet - nearly but not quite. 

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer 2015 - 2nd August

Day 11

Garden News ..........

Well it's done - the buddleia is out and has been replaced by a white hydrangea that I planted in the wrong place last year, I need a robust shrub there because it needs to cover the pond filtration unit. I also popped in a mini-penstemon in front of what I believe is another penstemon.

I trimmed the rosemary back which was growing all over the path and under the buddliea uncovered an agapantha and a daisy. You can see Mr Daffy's first pond in this pic, he visualised and built it himself.

I found my quirky item for the patio shelving in a local charity shop - the large green cup and saucer £2 - bargin and in the florist a few doors along I found a fern for £1.50. It's on the bottom shelf.

My shady bed was looking delightful this morning, so I just had to take a snap. It's amazing how a tidy up and a couple of cheap plants can improve it so quickly.

Crafty News...........

As I am on the homeward stretch with the  Bollywood Top, I decided to plan my next large knitting project. I have long since wanted to make Eos by Marie Wallin but I couldn't find the right colour. I didn't want to make another white cotton sweater but when I came across Passion in Wendy Supreme Cotton Chunky I couldn't resist ordering straight away.

Isn't it scrummy:)

I shall alter Eos a little - plain sleeves and a longer body and neck rib. That's the beauty of knitting or making your only clothes - you don't have to say if only it was this or that - you can make it happen!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Summer 2015 - 1st August

Day 10


I do love shopping in Brighton, it is so quirky. Sure you have got mainstream shops, but there is another shopping area which I always refer to as the Bohemian area, I think it is actually either the North or South Lanes. (The Lanes themselves are where the jewellery shops are).

Anyway you can find so many independent shops it is a pleasure to browse around and I'm not one for shopping generally but this area is a must.

Here are a couple of architectural snaps! I didn't take many photos - too busy shopping and chatting:)

The Patio Shelving

I have been busy in the garden still and here is my new patio display, which I have tried to be a little unusual by using old cups and a teapot. I was thinking that an old gravy boat would look good too but I don't have one.

BTW - Mr Daffy made the bird box on the top shelf, he actually made about 30 and put them all round his golf course a couple of years ago.

My plan for today is to remove the buddleia and transplant one of the hydrangeas I have into that area.