Jane is kindly hosting Flowers in the House today.
This the jug of flowers from last weeks blog. My north facing kitchen no longer gets any sun; the flowers are lasting much longer. My kitchen only gets early morning sun for about three months a year but I didn't think it would make so much difference.
Also on the windowsill are these leaves, berries and hips. They are in a glycerine solution to preserve them. The oak leaves are some I found after the wind last week. A lot of the leaves were too dry but these are taking up the solution. The Rowan leaves are from the tree in my garden. I have no idea how the berries and rose hips will turn out.
This is a hoop I made from oak leaves preserved in glycerine last year. It has lasted really well, I shall be hanging it again this year.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Last week I wrote about changing this border. I had removed a couple of roses and cut back the clematis. The remains of Hurricane Katrina flattened the sweet peas. They are leaning against the fence on the right.
I've removed the sweet peas.The honeysuckle and virginia creeper had grown too big so they have been cut back and some pieces of root removed. I have reduced the height of the daisies which I'll be moving later. It look a bit sad but I will be sowing hardy annuals next week.
The last of the sweet peas and asters.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
The bed by the fence has been cleared of the roses 'White Gold' and 'Aloha', these have both been very disappointing. The sweet peas have done really well, they are coming to an end and will be removed soon. I am going to sow some hardy annuals for some early flowers next year.
Back to this year. These scabious are very close in colour to Aster 'Little Carlow'. One of them will have a new home.
Some of you might be interested in my other new blog called 'Cotton and Roses'. I am making and selling bunting, hearts and other cotton decorative items which will be available in my Etsy shop soon. The blog is charting my progress.