Category Archives: Beauty
1. I have planted up the Boody Garden trough this week. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain a few years ago 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 serving plate, part of a coffee cup which was the last of a set given to my Mum on her retirement from teaching deaf children at Roskear School in Camborne, a piece of terracotta from a much loved and used bread crock, handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and a fine china beaker that I sadly broke recently. Mum’s lovely owl tea-pot has found a home here too. The two big pieces are a pot from Jane Hamlyn which I balance against the Cornish hedge as if the ferns are growing out of them. I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!
6. Working in the garden – not really garden related but it is what we have been working on all day in the garden in the sunshine. Yesterday I bought a Victorian window with red and blue glass and we have been carefully cutting away the putty so that I can use the glass for my other passion, working with stained glass.
For other fascinating garden related posts from all over the world, pop over to The Propagator, the instigator of Six on Saturday.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who identified the red beetle I found yesterday. It is no more and hopefully our Lilies will be fine.
The garden is full of growth which is delightful.
Having waited about seven years we have been rewarded with our first Wisteria flowers.
2. Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh has some healthy buds.
3. Likewise the Clematis Warsaw Nike
4. Another Clematis, Montana Elizabeth, is wowing us as it roams across the back fence. There is another lively one along the front fence too.
5. The last of the Tulips are still vibrant. We planted white and purple ones in this pot – these were a surprise to us!
6. Discovery apples As some of the blossom falls, we are delighted to find tiny apple buds beginning to grow. This is one of the trees we planted for our Dear friend, Ti, who was 100 years old last Sunday. Check out those posts for her Climate Emergency Party held on Gylly beach.
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I love my drive from home to choir on a Thursday morning along Cornish lanes and through tunnels of trees. They have greened up so beautifully over the last couple of weeks. I love how this photo looks like a painting. (I wasn’t driving this morning!)
This lovely amiable dog, Trinity, was at the boatyard today and I’m told almost every day, loving any attention.I love that her eyes are different colours.I’m told lots of this breed have this feature. Anyone know about this?
Our Dear Friend’s 100th Birthday has been featured on BBC World News! It has had well over 20,000 views! If you’ missed the story on Sunday, catch up on Ti’s story by clicking the red link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p078kdhc