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Wild drawings

10 May 2012


After a lovely dog walk in the rain, and just before I had to dash out on the school club run, I spent an hour drawing these wild flowers picked from alongside the country lanes. One of my absolute favourite wild flower is the cowslip also known by the kids as fairy cups. What I didn’t realise is that the flowers have the most delicious scent of honeysuckle and are edible, so throw them in your salad bowl. …READ MORE…


23 September 2011


I have been out and about collecting honesty seed which I am going to firstly throw along the sides of the allotment and then sow some in pots with seed compost and cover with grit. I love the papery thin seed heads in autumn and they are addictive when pulling the heads apart to get to the large flat seeds. …READ MORE…

Sweet Peas

25 August 2011


The sweet peas stand at the bottom of the allotment nearest the river in the middle of the herb bed. They seem to like it here. This year they clamber majestically up hazel poles after I discovered, earlier this year, a hazel tree nearby. They are the ultimate english cut and come again summer bloom, and sooooo pretty. …READ MORE…