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23/04/2012 at 15:47

Hi all-fail to understand this preoccupation with ironing--must be a British thing.

I am chuffed-just spotted some buds on my Tree Peony-it was a gift several years ago, and has never bloomed. Dying to see what colour it is!

today so far it's cloudy--the plan is to lay the first course of block for my retaining wall--not if it rains, of course.

23/04/2012 at 15:48

Geoff, as your business is picking up, do you have a job for a girl that knows her business?     

23/04/2012 at 16:04

Inkadog exciting news about the Peony, I look forward to seeing the photo.

23/04/2012 at 16:25

Flowerchild-you will be my first employee providing you can commute and be here everyday at sunrise

There will not be any ironing involved

23/04/2012 at 16:41

Kate, Cosmos!  Why didn't I think of that.  I have lots of different pinks and whites growing from seed.  Poppies too!  Doh!  Perfect, they can just sit on top and waft about prettily until the end of the season, be pulled up, and then top dress and mulch the tulips underneath.  You're a genius!

Wintersong, I like the sound of that combination.  The Aquilegia underplanted with the Lady's Mantle, and it's frothy, limey green-ness.  Might steal that idea .

Inka, get your camera ready for that Tree Peony!

Yvie

23/04/2012 at 17:06

I was rained off from work on Saturday, so spent the afternoon playing around trying to find somewhere for the latest sculpture that I made last week, then spent the rest of the rainy weekend weeding,  removing buried rubble from under patches of the lawn, then repairing the damage. I even found time to finally get some planting started on the veg plot.

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2782/dscf2864z.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9529/underway1.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1223/p1110187.jpg



23/04/2012 at 17:12

Yvie, the thing about a small garden is you soon learn to double plant.

Eddie I love the sculptures, do you do commissions?

23/04/2012 at 17:29
kate1123 wrote (see)

Eddie I love the sculptures, do you do commissions?

Thanks for the kind words Kate.

 I have recently started to take on commisions and whilst I work with oak everyday for a living as a timber framer, my real passion and love is for sculpture and one day I hope to be able to give up the timber framing completely to concentrate solely on sculpture and garden art. I just find it so satisfying and mentally rewarding. My problem is that I don't want to part with any of them.

This is another piece that I did a few weeks ago, and I'm currently quite keen to develop this theme further.

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/1289/seedone.jpg

My next project is this little creature of the deep. I can't wait to get started on it.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/548/dscf2798.jpg

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6277/dscf2810m.jpg






 

23/04/2012 at 17:32

I can see your dilemma, it must be hard to give them up when you have spent so much time on them.

23/04/2012 at 17:34

I'd forgotten that I also found time over the weekend to give this simple garden bench a further coat of Danish oil. I now just need to finish the wall!

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/603/dscf2823v.jpg

23/04/2012 at 17:39
kate1123 wrote (see)

I can see your dilemma, it must be hard to give them up when you have spent so much time on them.

I even find it hard to part with things like this simple deer. I want to keep them all.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/889/dscf2492x.jpg


 

23/04/2012 at 17:50

I did some sculpting work in my day, mainly teaching children but mine is household mostly in clay. I would dearly love to work in wood or stone, (I have a stone fetish) and I even had a very very expensive collection of chisels bought for me as a gift, (they belonged to a sculptor who died) but as yet wood chunks are beyond my budget. Lat year a lady cut down her massive pines and I knocked on her door to ask for spare bits but her mother in law took the lot for burning!

So, garden art is definitely an interest of mine when I find the wood.

23/04/2012 at 18:36

Love the sculptures, and look forward to seeing the Creature of the Deep develop!

23/04/2012 at 18:36
Inkadog wrote (see)

Love the sculptures, and look forward to seeing the Creature of the Deep develop!

Thanks. You won't recognise it as the same piece of wood by the time that I finished playing with it.

Wintersong, if you happen to live in East Sussex, I'm sure that I could find you some wood to practice on.

Although I know a couple of people that carve/sculpt from Stone, it has never interested me. I still admire the skill involved though.

23/04/2012 at 18:54

@Eddie J: You're kidding, I live in Kent. That makes us practically neighbours

*flings a seed potato in Eddie's direction*

23/04/2012 at 19:01

Out with the camera and iscovered this in the wild shady garden.

 

http://s364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/inkadog/Mostly%20daffs-April%202012/?action=view&current=DSC02157.jpg

Wonder if this link will work.

23/04/2012 at 19:05
Inkadog wrote (see)

Out with the camera and iscovered this in the wild shady garden.

http://s364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/inkadog/Mostly%20daffs-April%202012/?action=view&current=DSC02157.jpg

Wonder if this link will work.


Nope

23/04/2012 at 20:03

dudleyas-native to coastal north america-tender but thrive inside-the one in the picture is about 8 inches across and ready to bloom-90f here on sunday-a record-the same today-Big Summer is coming

23/04/2012 at 20:05

Thanks for the info David.

23/04/2012 at 20:08
Wintersong wrote (see)

@Eddie J: You're kidding, I live in Kent. That makes us practically neighbours

*flings a seed potato in Eddie's direction*

I must have done something very bad in a past life.

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