My garden is my sanctuary

…it’s messy, overgrown and deliberately left wild in places. It contains lots of what some people would call weeds but I love. Lots of dandelions, daisies, vetch. My pots are a random collection of old teapots, jugs, battered pots from previous years. My grandchildren love it – it’s full of snails, caterpillars and butterflies. They have their own magnifying glasses, binoculars (or goggles as LJ … Continue reading My garden is my sanctuary

Slow down

Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection (Wikipedia) I love the idea that there is beauty in imperfection and in things that are transient. I have long been a lover of decaying flowers or nature as the textures and lines are often stunning. My garden at the minute looks, on first glance, to be … Continue reading Slow down

1st May

Following an assembly at a primary school in Sheffield http://www.janehewitt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/sometimes.html we called at Wentworth Garden centre for coffee and a quick wander round the gardens. It was actually very cold to say it’s May (frost on the car this morning). The trees were wonderful colours and the bluebells just appearing. Continue reading 1st May