Yesterday when I was out in my garden I noticed how interesting the leaves on my Lenten Rose were. I don’t think I have ever seen them so beautiful. Nearby the leaves of the pulmonaria are also amazing. There seem to be two sorts. A blotchy sort. and a spotty sort. The leaves of the… Read More Leaves can be interesting too
This is mainly about clematis and they were taken a few days ago when it was still sunny. There is more of the Lemon Dream they are so dainty and here they are seen from below. At the other end of the garden my Diana’s Delight clematis has started to flower. Interestingly they have different… Read More More from the Garden
At least it seems to be doing so in my garden. It’s also springing on Southampton Common but I feel more comfortable just taking mental photographs when I go for my daily exercise. My apple tree is now in full glorious blossoming. Apple blossom is so lovely when it is there in abundance. One of… Read More Spring has Sprung
The next succulent I decided to try was called Little Mouse. It is made from these two yarns held together: Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Scheepjes Alpaca Rhythm. And I still have this much left and weighing it on my kitchen balance scales I can’t even calculate how much it took, it is so little. Foolishly,… Read More A Little Mouse’s tale.
As well as making the angels and a bit of cross stitch I have been making more succulents. Mainly the one I am about to show you. Years ago I had similarly shaped succulents growing in a pot in my garden. They were very easy to look after except that they kept multiplying and needing… Read More Mexican Snowball
I don’t normally do silent Sunday posts but I just wanted to share these. ****
Especially at a time like this. I have been watching my apple tree these last few days. Every day the buds get bigger. I look forward to the blossom and then hopefully apples! There is so much to see in the garden just now, even if mine is very small. There are traces of the… Read More The Joy of a Garden
I have to start by saying that I can’t unreservedly recommend the Crocheted Succulents book that I bought, especially for beginners. The author is obviously imaginative, creative and accomplished, and the patterns come out well, but there are far too many errors in the book. For the first two patterns I tried, I found an… Read More My first crocheted succulents.
Having been home for almost two weeks with a cold that I didn’t want to pass on to anyone else at this tricky time, I am beginning to feel a bit lonely, so I may be writing posts on my blog more often, since talking to my blog seems a bit better than talking to… Read More I used to have Real Indoor Plants!
Having seen this book review by Eleonora of Coastal Crochet – https://coastalcrochet.com/2020/03/04/book-review-crocheted-succulents/ I decided to buy the book and make it my next big crochet project. Looking on line I found that I could buy the book at my local John Lewis so I popped down town to pick up a copy. The on-line price… Read More My Latest Crochet Project