Wednesday, 30 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden VIII

Yucca Filamentosa

The second flowering

Friday, 25 July 2014

A is for...................


They are good for you!

I made Almond Cake, the recipe can be found here

The lAst letter - now whAt Are we going to do.................?


Thursday, 24 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden VII

Yucca Filamentosa

Some of the petals are now dropping

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

B is for................

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

Linking with Alphabet Blogging

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden VI

Yucca Filamentosa

Its certainly grown since Saturday! and last week!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014

C is for..................


Recently I have been



and making felt flowers

What have you been crafting...............?

Linking with Alphabet Blogging

Saturday, 12 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden V

I just couldn't resist but to post an extra post about my
Yucca Filamentosa

The first flower!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden IV

Yucca Filamentosa

It keeps growing upwards, and outwards too

Monday, 7 July 2014

Chinese Silk, Two Dolly Pegs and a Willing Husband!

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.  


Dolly Pegs

Push them together to form a cross

Wind the silk round the pegs working into a ball

Friday, 4 July 2014

D is for............................


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

Thursday, 3 July 2014

I have Triffids growing in my garden III

Yucca Filamentosa

Since last Wednesday 
(I forgot to do this yesterday)