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New Border, Village Clock and A Treat

The wall garden is nearly planted – Conifers, Clematis, heathers and 100+ bulbs hiding under the  soil!  Just the Winter Flowering Pansies to add for winter colour.

So much stuff to take to the dump! I took this photo on our way back through the village of St Day.

We decided to treat ourselves after working so hard for the last few days so I booked us a table at The Penventon Hotel, just a ten minute walk away.  What a delightful evening we had with extra treats of dessert!

 

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Autumn Garden, Trellis and RBG

Most flowers in our garden as Autumn comes are white so they glow in the early morning or evening light.

Garden in September

We’ve both been painting trellis all day! We have nearly finished, just one more top coat on one section and it can go back on the newly painted wall.

Painted in Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue to match the doors done last month

The very sad  news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death came today. We first learned of her when she was a much admired Law Professor at Columbia University School of Law in New York, USA. My brother was in her classes. Her humanity will be much missed.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2020 in garden, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Lunch, A Booking and Sunflowers

It has been the most glorious Autumnal day and we had lunch in the garden.

We’ve made a booking to go to the Minack Theatre to see The Last Five Years – very excited!

Minack theatre

Next door’s Sunflowers are pleasing us day after day.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2020 in Cornwall, Food, garden, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Flowers, A Spitfire and A Pudding

It’s good that the Alstroemeria are still flowering. I like them and the yellow Canna against the dark red of the red Canna’s leaves.

We watched a Spitfire fly past today! It was doing a circuit of all Cornwall’s hospitals saying “Thank you” to our wonderful NHS. It was a long way away!

The NHS Spitfire – Photo by Greg Martin / Cornwall LIve

Mr Netherton’s photo, here with permission.

 

Today’s Feast magazine from The Guardian had a Chocolate and Pear Pudding from Felicity Cloake that I just had to make! It was easy and the result, delicious, served warm with a little single cream.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2020 in baking, garden, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Suffragette Garden, Blue Sky and A Poem

The Japanese Anemones, the Verbenas Bonariensis and Lollipop and the Hebe are all flowering in my Suffragette Garden.

The sky has been a glorious blue today, here under and over the viaduct.

A young friend with a daughter about to go off to University is finding it hard (even harder, of course, for anyone in these Covid times than it was for us 20 years ago) but the words of Kahlil Gibran, that I have often read at Baby Namings, is still appropriate for all parents to remember.

 

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Glass, Blooms and A Bud

I made my first glass piece since lockdown today. It was a our lovely neighbour’s birthday yesterday so I made her an Oak Tree.

There are few blooms in the garden now as Autumn has taken us over but the Nicotiana is now flowering.

And the Canna Lily has a bud!

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2020 in art, garden, glass, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Stamps, Hydrangea and A Visit

Posting cards to Spain for upcoming birthdays, I was able to get the lovely Rupert Bear stamps.

At the garden centre buying for our new border, I was taken with the colours of this Hydrangea bloom.

Daughter No 1 who lives near Exeter, has been with us for the day, helping with winterising the boat and then with digging for our new border. It is just so special to have her here  – lockdown was hard on everybody.

This border is no more!

 

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New Planting, Echinacea and Supper

I have planted up the edible trough for the winter – winter flowering Violas, baby Lettuce plants and some Winter Lettuce seeds under the cover. Still in there are the self sown Nasturtium (for as long as it lasts), the Borage, Chives and the three different Thyme plants.

Echinacea is a lovely flower at this time of year. We are working out where to plant this one.

Supper tonight was a Prawn, Pepper and Spinach Stir fry with rice noodles – very tasty!

 

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Kaffir Lily, Bee and Sweet Corn Lunch

Much has gone over in the garden but the Kaffir Lilies are looking lovely.

This striking Geranium was a present from dear friends a couple of years ago and serendipitously, just as I went to get the photo for them, in flew a bee!

We harvested our first Sweet Corn  today, steamed them and ate them just as they are with lots of salty butter melted over them – fabulous!

 

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Lunch, Rain and Embroidery

Lunch today was our version of a Portobello Mushroom Pizza , mushroom with passata and basil with halloumi grilled on top, very tasty!

It’s been a day of wind and rain and stormy weather, the garden getting blown to shreds though no doubt the roots are loving it all.Consequently, I have been indoors doing a bit of therapeutic embroidery, starting on another wall hanging for Christmas.

 

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