Bug, Boody and Blossom

03 Jul

1   I found a bug on the Fuchsia and was delighted to see that its eyes were the same pink as the flower!

Fuchsia with pink-eyed bug

Fuchsia with pink-eyed bug

2    This is my boody garden. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain last week when we went to the  exhibition of folk art. Now I have a name for my little garden where my favourite broken pottery is saved. There is a beautiful old plate, half a tea-pot, a piece of terracotta from a bread crock and handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!

Boody garden

Boody garden

3   Our Jackmanii clematis is beginning to blossom.



We have had the happiest of days, the lovely Mr S, my brother and I, sitting in the garden in the sunshine and beginning to catch up on the three years since we last met. There hasn’t been a quiet moment!


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9 responses to “Bug, Boody and Blossom

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    July 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

    What a beautiful garden idea, stunning photos 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. utesmile

    July 4, 2014 at 6:25 am

    What a lovely boody garden, great idea! enjoy your beautiful garden with your brother! Make the moments count!

  3. Colline

    July 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I love how you have recycled favourite pieces of pottery into a booty garden.

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    now I know what to do with those precious ( hrift store finds)…that I have …when my husband accidently breaks a piece!…

  5. Lou

    July 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I love your bloody garden and I love folk art! Great read as always x

  6. Shelagh

    July 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Love your Boody Garden, Sally! NOW I know what to do with all those pieces I haven’t been able to part with.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Brilliant, isn’t it? Now I don’t have to be sad when things get broken – I just add them to the boody garden. I’ve had it for some years but only just learned what to call it. Love to you and yours 🙂


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