Tuesday 21 June 2011

Yummy Raspberries

I managed to do a bit of gardening today between the showers and look what I found 
Yummy Raspberries
 and I managed to get to them before the birds did, I wasn't expecting them to be ripe so soon so it was a lovely yummy surprise.
I couldn't resist capturing this too, I just love this rose.

First Charlotte rose of the year.

Sunday 19 June 2011

A Trip to Trentham Gardens

I have had a lovely weekend away, stayed overnight in a nice hotel, lovely food, then my friends and I went to visit Trentham Gardens.  We had a pleasant walk around the lake then had a look around the Italian Gardens all very beautiful, I thought it would be nice to share some of it with you :)

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Just Out of Reach!

Yesterday the sun was shining and so I decided to clip my Laurel bush, I do this once a year out of necessity not enjoyment you understand.  The bush is situated in the bottom left hand corner of my garden and it is huge, so huge in fact that it is a definite ladder job.  I hate heights but like I said before it is out of necessity or the thing would take over. It's easy enough to trim the sides into a nice circular shape but when I get to the top well that's a different matter.  So picture the scene there I am perched on the uppermost step of my five rung step ladder instruments of destruction all laid out on top of the bush before me, I will try every tool I own to try and reach as far as I can loppers, clippers even edge trimmers,  I stretch forward as far as I can reach with each tool in turn and this is the result a perfect ball with huge tail, a friend has suggested that I grow a head on the front bit and turn it into a huge bird of some description. any other suggestions greatly welcomed. 

Monday 6 June 2011

Poncho Sweater

I loved making this poncho sweater with it's little hat, it's a bit different to a typical poncho and was so quick to make. This is the  Link for the pattern.