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Absence makes the plants grow faster

Next to sunshine and warmth, the best thing to help a growing garden along its way is not to constantly watch it, or so I’ve found in the past few weeks as I’ve dashed straight from Derbyshire to Portugal to Cumbria with barely a second to draw breath or do any laundry. 1,194 more words


The other side of being an artist

This is the time of year for a botanical artist, in the UK, ¬†when there are the most exhibitions and opportunities to promote ones work. You only need to see the list of dates and places on my ‘Exhibitions’ page to see all the occasions for which I need to prepare my work. 442 more words

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Second Bag, no Snap!

I sewed my second bag using Amy Butler’s Acanthus in Duck Egg and a pattern found in Sue Kim’s Bags:the Modern Classics.

Ah, ecstasy in a sewing machine. 52 more words


Spring continues

Is it just me or does Acanthus spinosus look like a monster coming out of the ground?