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Out & about at RHS Hyde Hall (UK)


We decided to visit the craft fair at Hyde Hall today, I was extremely good & didn’t buy anything.

I managed some wildlife photography, a little mouse watched us eat our sandwiches, but skittered back into the bushes as soon as I picked up my phone.

I now have plenty of ideas for the front garden makeover, I think it’s going to take a while. As currently our front garden is a huge holly tree & box, that has attracted box caterpillars, so is starting to look rather unattractive. Oh & quite a few weeds.

And finally some more wild life photography. The sun shone & we had a lovely day out. I didn’t buy any plants either, but loads of ideas.

Luna’s Garden tour & another cake


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. 

Mini Beastie goes to Wisley


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. 

Working in the garden


I’ve replanted the container out side the conservatory & some trailing violas ( I’ll share them when there is something to look at) the new standard lavender plants are popular with the bees already. 

I had a lovely surprise when I came home from school on Friday, Claire from my stitching group had sent me an unbirthday present.  

Thank you Claire !

What a lovely idea. 

‘kris’ for Mum


This one is posing in the garden. Yes, some of my alpines are starting to think it’s spring here in Kent (UK) I also have a single wind battered daffodil & a couple of snow drops. My witch hazel is also in full bloom & I have roses that have not stopped flowering. This morning I noticed flowers just starting on my honeysuckle.  

This lovely dark red yarn was brought by Mum in the works, it has a lovely rainbow filament running through it.  I’m not sure if I should buy another Zabbez flower  person pattern or make a second snow drop flower person.  I have some lovely pink twinkly yarn that came in the pack with the red yarn, perhaps I can match the two up.