Thursday, July 30, 2009

Seeds and Cuttings and a Pear

This is why I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately.

I have been pulling old buxus and lavender bushes out of my garden and taking cuttings from them to make new edges on the front garden beds.

Oh, and planting seeds too, in recycled egg boxes that I can dig straight into the vege patch when the seedlings have grown.

I have been pruning roses and digging in lots and lots of mulch and compost to be well prepared for the spring. Daffodils are starting to appear and I am enveloped by the wonderful perfume of the daphne bush every time I go outside.

Yes, it has been quite an eventful week really, starting with waking up very late last Sunday morning down the Sounds, throwing open the curtains to this view.
Very " Mists of Avalon" I thought, but later the mist lifted and this duo of black swans swam into the picture.
A magical morning.

I have also been cutting fat quarters for a craft stall that our Creative Fibre friends are having soon and I decided to make a pear pincushion from a Heather Bailey design.

This was a bit fiddly to make, but I can't wait to make more in different colour combinations.

1 comment:

Candyce said...

What a beautiful view!!

And your pear cousin is so sweet.