Think a Gate Keeper Butterfly but please correct me if I'm wrong
Elderberries, I leave these for the birds, but next year I might make something with the flowers, but then I say that every year so watch this space
Hope they get fatter, then I will make pies and crumbles and jam
Oh look the first ripe one and its only July!
My bay tree was one twig in a pot and cost me ten pence because the sell-by date was up and that was when Somerfilelds went broke and was sold to Co-op a while ago now, at least twelve years ago if not more!
Now it has a something nasty going on on lots of leaves, so it will have to be cut back this year
A couple of years ago I was given a skein of Chinese silk. Hands up who remembers winding a skein of wool into a ball? Today I needed a thickish blue thread, this silk was ideal, but we hit a snag. What do I do, chair or husband......... Alex (husband) who also remembers winding knitting wool into a ball was willing to hold the skein for ten minutes while I wound the silk into a ball, but being silk its springy, it would not have stayed in a ball.
My Shasta Daisy is in bud, can't wait to see the large white blooms, with large yellow centres. This is a large headed Daisy. It is actually from stock that once belonged to my grandmother. Whenever our family moves house we always take part of the Daisy patch with us! I hope our sons carry on the tradition!
Daisies that grow in the lawn
always get decapitated when the lawn is cut
they do grow again - but the same thing will happen again in a moment when we cut the grass again before it starts raining again. But as they always do they will grow again.
I made a vintage style daisy brooch which is now for sale here