Over Christmas I’ve been busy working on my canvas module ( for the RSN), I’m trying to get the sky done. I still have plenty to do.
My slipper orchid decided to bloom ( after 2 years), it was worth the wait.
The ‘punky pillars’ or Garden Tiger Caja Woolly Bears are continually feeding & growing
During the week the High Brown Firtillary pupae have hatched into beautiful butterflies
This morning I managed to release some but 4 refused to come out of the cage or fly from my hand
Others will be released tomorrow morning.
Luna & May made a small wildlife discovery in Mum’s garden this afternoon Luna: Hey May have you seen this?
May: what’s that , nose it a bit & see what happens
Here’s what they were looking at
Baby spiders, yes Luna did nose it before we could hold her back
Yes those little spiders started moving in all directions!
We have been busy rebuilding the arches in the garden
Plants have been taken outside to harden off
I’ve reported Stephen’s Lemon tree, I’ve picked a lemon & hope to turn it into a lemon drizzle cake.
We had a new porch on the front of the house, as I do not have space for a greenhouse in the garden. I now have a small jungle
My minature African Violets have arrived & are also living in the porch
We released the privet hawkmoth, it stayed on my hand for ages before flying off
Mum brought a lovely blanket back from holiday for me ( well that’s what Mum told me) Luna has taken it over.
Once you have finished your gardening. We wish you a long rest ( like Luna) , Easter Blessings & a happy warm spring.
I’ve been having ago at making paper flowers, these are cherry blossom.
This is my shorter week at school ( I get two days off😃) & it’s the last week of term, so I have been making the most of today’s sunny weather (& kids still being in school) with a visit to RHS Wisley Gardens , Surrey (UK). They have a Christmas walk called glow, with large lit up flowers
In the glasshouse
They always have great orchids
It’s been wet here, everything is growing, just right for ‘hunting’ in the undergrowth, not that I’ve found anything yet!
Here’s my favourite flowers
We have lots of clematis out, there are deep purple ones on the outside of the fence
The roses smell real nice, but many haven’t survived
I love wandering around in these yellow poppies & look at the size of those puddles, I will get my undercarriage wet.
My mum made another gluten free cake today, with a recipe from Kate.
Line zucchini cake
It was rather tasty, I got to lick Mum’s plate. It didn’t taste of that veggie stuff at all, just lime cake. So I give it a paws up.
Today we took Mini Beastie on his first outing, I won mini Beastie back in February from Helen at craw craft beasties , but hadn’t got around to taking him out.
Mini Beastie really enjoyed climbing in the alpine house.
He found these flowers at the top of his climb
He then went on to the second Alpine house
He really enjoyed the mini flowers, they are just the right size for a Mini Beastie to have in his garden
Mini Beastie would like his own mini garden, now he has seen some inspiration.
A simple colour pencil sketch
I’m not sure the perspective of the arch is correct. It could just be I’m better at drawing curves in one direction more than the other or the photo I used is just at a strange angle???
Luna’s been a little unwell this week, she ate something that didn’t quite agree with her. Here she is recovering with Daisy & May
I did have a go at sketching her
This is as far as I got before she moved.
The Dog Violet has finally bloomed this year
No your eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is Grannies old bird bath, tucked away in the back of the garden, it cannot seem to part with it.