Saturday, May 30, 2020

Lawn Art

A lockdown idea, create a profile in the grass, defined  by it's differing colours.  Over the winter months, the magpies broke though the new turfs clay skin searching for worms, allowing more water to reach the grasses roots, hence the dark green blotches. So, perhaps, and this is a big perhaps, we could use this approach to create a image in the grass.

Has to be a dragon, a Welsh Dragon. Making loads of holes to mimic the magpies, then spreading lawn feed followed by watering water every day during this dry spell. Nuts, I know.  Will it work?  Hmmm.  Only time will tell.

Walk the Path

 Through the flower garden,

 by the fruit. No apples this year but strawberries looking good. Lots of hawthorn berries too.

On to the veggie.

Potatos and courgette.

 Potatos and carrots.


and finally, back to the flowers.

Rose Patrol

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wasps are Buzzing

 New rose, first.

The hawthorn flowering like mad this year.

Wasps all over them.

Don't get too close!!!  But a little distracted to bother.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Varnishing Day

Away from the garden, back in the man shed, lowboys almost completed. Now the tricky bit, put on the drawer handles.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Blooming May - Flora, Veggie and Fruit


 Climbing Rose - 1.

 Climbing Rose - 2.




Friday, May 15, 2020

Summer Scene

Table with a view.  Clear skies and clear atmosphere make for detailed long views. Can almost see the leaves on the distant trees.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

New Stepping Stones

64 stepping stones laid from the man shed door, all the way

through the veggie garden, between the planters and pots.

The first rose of the year to entertain us indoors. Lovely scent too.

Colours in Fabrics.

A new exhibition in the Gek Contemporary gallery.  Fabrics in different forms plus embroidery on the back wall. Visit

for free entry.  Brochure included, also free of charge.  Ha, ha.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Spring becomes Summer

 The first rose to bloom.

 Peas, the first veggie to break through.

 Tulips, a crazy bunch these.


 Daisies make a comback.

Chinese Ground Orchid

Sunday, April 12, 2020

12th April 2020

 Sprung in the last couple of day, spring has begun, or perhaps skipped given the day temps of 22 deg C. Gek's new flower bed at the top of

 the planters for some veggie including 9 special pots for the 'pots' all with lazy watering fitted.

The view from my man shed's door.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Turner Exhibition at The Gek Contemporary

The first one of we hope to be a few.

Follow the link to visit.  Audio descriptions to give the paintings background included. Not quite got the hang of sounding 'natural' when talking into a mic. Hope practice makes perfect for the next show in a couple of weeks with Gek's miniature fabrics on display. 

Just before Spring Sprung

Gwen John, a painting Gek was preparing for an exhibition entry, since knocked on the head by the Covid - 19 virus.

 So, to sewing,

 house plant cultivation,

outdoor garden maintenance,

back to painting,

not forgetting of course, miniature making. Love to turn!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Gek Contemporary

Complete with rotating display stands, allowing 33 of Gek's  miniature paintings to be displayed.  Now with the lock down, we are creating exhibitions instead of visiting them!

Friday, March 06, 2020

Gek's Mini Studios

 Atop the Queen Anne stairs.  The idea is to replicate Gek's painting kit in miniature,

in an attic studio. Now need the bits and pieces, tubes of paint, bottle of white spirit, etc. That will take some time to source.

 With all these paintings around, Geks and others, a storeroom is needed.

Studio number two is the fabric room, for a rest from the brushes.