Gladiolus, New Patch and Produce

28 Jul

We love our Gladioli.

The lovely Mr S has been working on this patch of garden for some time, first taking down the Pitisporum hedge that had outgrown us and our trimming abilities, replaced it with a curved picket fence, sowed new grass and planted some climbers to go along the fence and today, uncovered our sculpture and re-oiled it. You might just make out the sweetcorn plants behind the fence in the one of the raised beds, just to the left of the carved sculpture. So pleased with it all!

Homegrown leeks and purple beans stir fried to go with our locally made sausages this evening.



6 responses to “Gladiolus, New Patch and Produce

  1. artfulcrone

    July 29, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Your Mr. S is a keeper!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      Yes he is – 56 years and counting! 🙂

  2. snoakes7001

    July 28, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I love your sculpture – it’s beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it . Glad you like it too. 🙂

  3. Jackie Angove

    July 28, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Hello Mrs S .loved your diary about your hip op as I’m waiting to see an orthopaedic surgeon .So reassuring.Can you please tell me what the carving and words are on your beautiful sculpture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2022 at 7:52 pm

      I hope your orthopaedic surgeon can help you as mine did. Having my hips done was the best thing ever – to be pain free is such a luxury. (Now my ankles are a pain but that’s another story!)
      The sculpture is called Finger labyrinth and there is a different pattern labyrinth on each side, just the right size to run one’s finger around. On one side are the words Amor Vinci Omni – Love conquers all – and on the other, Ars longa vita brevis – more or less, Life is short but art lives for ever. I love both sentiments.
      All the best to you and thank you for calling in. 🙂


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