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Gardening Crafters

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 11:24

Fabulous projects everyone, I'm a keen cross stitcher, used to knit, and am just starting to take an interest in quilting.

Here are a few of my cross stitch projects


Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:51

Hi Folks, 

Got back from Sussex a few hours ago.  Had a wonderful time visiting Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Scotney Castle, all of which were extremely beautiful.  I have started a thread and posted some of the pictures for those who are interested.  Also visited Pashley, it was OK but overpriced I thought compared to the others we visited.  Merriments on the otherhad was lovely and very good value for money.

The weather was mixed but luckily the rain seemed to come down when we were either in the B&B or in the car.  Had some light rain at Sissinghurst otherwise the garden visits were dry.  Poured down on the way home though.

Absolutely shattered after lots of walking so will be heading up the wooden hills soon.

Garden Visits

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:30

Scotney Castel,

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner were there filming Landscape Artist of the Year

Garden Visits

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:23

Great Dixter

Garden Visits

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:17

The following are a selection of photos taken on a trip to visit  the above gardens.  I thought some of you might like to see them.


gallery of shame

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:14

Another little corner of my garden, yes I know there is more evidence of colour coordination.  I promise to try better in the future.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:07

Sorry GD2 you asked about Fireball, heres a photo

It's bright orange and the flowers are about 2in across.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:04

Hi Folks,  So far Cosmopolitan has remained quite compact.  I bought it last year.  Not sure about seeds but it's one of the cocktail series, they also do Mai Tai.  I bought it online from Paddock Plants.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:55

No idea LP it's one of the few plants in the garden that were here when I moved in.

Insect bites

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:52

I take an antihistamine daily on holiday as I suffer from prickly heat, this also reduces reaction to mozzie bites.  I plaster myself in boots extra strong insect repellant too, I also use it if I go into the garden.

I haven't tried SSS although I did know about its reputation.  Might give it a go down the garden, but wouldn't risk it on hols as last time I didn't use insect repellant I was rewarded with 42 bites on one leg, below the knee.  Not an experience I wish to repeat.

When dating her now husband my daughter went travelling with him.  They booked into a hotel on Corfu and after a night celebrating in the bar he fell asleep naked on the balcony with the light on.  He had so many bites he ended up in hospital, all I can say it's a good job he fell asleep face down.

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