Sunday, 8 May 2011

Clematis Arch and Box Hedging

Last night it rained for the first time in several weeks.
It has made everything in the garden really green up again.
This is what we call the Secret Garden as it is secluded
and surrounded by a large hedge and covered trellis.
The raised beds have strawberries, leeks, chives, lettuce,
carrots, herbs, onions, rhubarb and
runner beans (which got a little singed the other night
by the frost), as well as flowers,roses, bushes and clematis.
We decided to cut the Box Hedging as it was cool
and this would stop the cut leaves burning.
It is a bit of a bother but putting down sheets to
catch the cuttings, makes gathering them easier.
We cut the Parterre garden too!
There are always jobs to do in the garden
at this time of year.
I can honestly say I am a fair weather gardener these days!
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Origami Colour Firework

I persevered with the origami firework.
These units start at a 16cm square which made the difference
for holding and as you can see
I made it in another colour combination.
I say I, Stewart got intrigued and helped fold the
units so far and then let me do the fiddly bits.
He then shuffled and folded the ends in while
I held it!
A two person task!!!!!
It starts looking like the top and then you twist it
inside itself and you get to the next photograph.
Due to this being a moveable origami it
looks better in film so watch
the film I put on a previous post by clicking
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my portfolio pages on my website