Sunday, 15 September 2013
I had a lucky find in a local charity shop . This beautiful picture of a stone circle . It is probably one of our local Cornish circles and I have a feeling I,ve been there ....hmmm..
Does anyone know where this is ?
I carried it down to the Town Hall where we enjoy a cup of tea and slice of hot cheese flan ....several people commented on what a beautiful picture it is ! I absolutely love it ! This photo doesn't really do it justice .
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Well , we had a bumper crop of courgettes , runner beans , french beans , onions shallots, the butternuts are climbing up the beanpole frame and that pumpkin is still growing ...in fact I think it is trying to escape !
I will be doing this " lasagne method " on all the veg beds for the next season ..it certainly is a good way to replenish the earth .
It was about this time last year that a friend on Allotments4All also from MereBrow Giant Pumpkins.com sent me these free giant pumpkin seeds ... ( .thankyou SO much MereBrow ! ) .... whoo hoo! , and I began my first real trial of doing a " lasagne bed " up in my veg garden .
So I began straight away ... you can start this now ! Remove the weeds as best you can , then lay down newspapers , cardboard , manure , veg peelings , brittle brown branches and sticks and leaves , tea bags ,grass clippings after mowing .... make it in layers ....like a lasagne ! Begin now and slowly layer it all up through the winter..and the worms will munch their way through it...if you listen ..you can hear them crunching : )
Then in the Spring you can just fork through it and tumble it over abit.....it will look like crumbled Christmas Pudding ..... yummy...... well..for your plants it will be anyway !
Friday, 13 September 2013
Mmmm ....breathe in that fragrance !
Lovely ancient wild flower ... can be found growing above Polurrian Cove here ....and in the hedgerows ... but you really have to look for it .
On this warm , misty , mizzly day , her soft and heady fragrance is of cloves .
Monday, 9 September 2013
I love the Cornish hedge he is crawling along , ancient ferns , centranthus ruber , erigeron, wall flowers, rambling roses, old pink moss roses , mesembryanthemums , osteospurnums , wild primroses and joyful pink silene .
So today I will give him a little trim and then I,m going to clear all those messy tomato plants out of my greenhouse .... a waste of money , energy , compost , water ...sickly sticky monsters flopping all over my cactus collection....out ...out .....OUT !
Thursday, 5 September 2013
If you love embroidery or lace making ....then you will love this sweet book .
" Gentle readers I would haue you knowe , that the diverfities of examples , which you fhall find in this Scholole-house for the Needle , are only but Patternes , which ferue but to helpe and inlarge your inventions : but for the difpofing of them into forme and order of workes , that I haue left to your owne skils and vnderftandings ; whofe ingenious , & well practifed wits , will fo readily , ( I doubt not ) compofe them into fuch beautifull formes , as will be able to giue content , both to the workers , and wearers of them . "
Thanks to John and Elizabeth Mason who found the original book at a jumble sale in Newport , Shropshire during the 1940's...for a few pence !.....and together with the Victoria and Albert Museum who also have a copy , put together all but the frontispiece and two pages at the end of the book complete book .
Full of the most delightful patterns and a joy to learn and create small projects from , a joy to work my fingers the very same patterns 17th century fingers have worked !