Friday, May 16, 2014


It's so peaceful in the garden this afternoon. 
 The bees are buzzing round the aquilega. All mine are dark but my friend has all light colours so we are going to swap seeds later on.
 Finn and Smudge are quiet as well for a few moments. Even the constant sound of lawnmowers on a council estate has faded into the background.
 Instead of the book and glass of wine for me this afternoon I have been busy. I made two of these candle holders out of garden canes. And the candles, citronella scented, to go in them. They are dead simple to make just split the cane then bind round at the bottom of the split to stop it going any further. Then just put some twine round to keep the glass from falling out.
           Must clean the barbecue next.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The birds and bees, and other things.

Monday was a beautiful sunny day. I was going to take Finn, my german shepherd, to the beach but decided to take a book into the garden and enjoy the peace and quiet there while I can before the workmen start on the house instead. I still don't know when they are going to start so every moment is precious. 

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This little bluetit was singing so sweetly to me but he got shy and flew away when I started recording him. 

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The bees were making the most of the aquilega flowers now that they have started to flower.
But Finn has got the right idea!