The meadow and moors beyond the Cottage Garden are damp and hazy with mist, as the Blackbirds swoop down to peck at fallen apples amongst the piles of rustling autumn leaves. A sudden blustery wind swirls around the house, making the cockerel weather-vane spin, and tugs at the branches of the oak tree, helping it … Continue reading →
I love a pointy hat; have an affinity for black cats, cauldrons of stew full of ‘Witches Noses’ purple carrots and I would LOVE to fly on a broom stick. But I do like my Halloween cats and pumpkins to be soft and cuddly to hold. I made my gentle monsters (with teeth) from soft … Continue reading →
“Happy and dirty beneath a canopy of fragrant flowers and petals” Did you know that I have been a perfumer? As a toddler I would shuffle on my bottom down the garden path with a little plastic pail with some water at the bottom and into this I tumbled scented rose petals which had fallen … Continue reading →
A neighbour drops by for the first time and exclaims, “Oh, your garden is like a series of little rooms”! I like that idea; I like it a lot. My garden, like many others, has evolved and grown over time. A small walled garden surrounds my house and when that became full of Cottage Garden flowers, with … Continue reading →
A sunny day, a ditsy dress and one glimpse of some pink rhubarb stems in my local store sees me turn into a modern day Emma Bovary in less than 5 seconds. Just as Monsieur L’Heureux provided temptation, with his Parisian luxuries, which the ill- fated heroine, Emma, could not resist, the sight of these … Continue reading →
Let’s have some fun every week on Fabulous Friday and get together to celebrate something seasonal and special. This week, a chic, new, bijou residence with flowers around the door and a view over Dartmoor tells me that spring is just around the corner! Happy Weekend!