white garden

I once visited the famous white garden at Sissinghurst Castle  It was planted by Vita Sackville-West with a variety of flowers and foliage using a colour scheme of white, grey and silver. In this garden the shape, size and structure of the plants becomes the focus, rather than their colour. When Lou chose white as

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Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower cordial is one of June’s great joys – a sweet taste of Summer. This weekend I went in search of suitable bushes and returned with a basket of elderflowers, picked from the hedgerow by the stream. The recipe that I use is a simple one- one lemon, one litre of water, one bag of

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a hand-tied posy

    Outside a local vintage shop, I spotted a bucket full of gorgeous hand-tied and sweetly scented posies for just a few pounds. Roses, sweet peas, stocks… they were so pretty that I couldn’t resist buying some as a gift for myself. Every new mama deserves a little treat, doesn’t she? Joining in with

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feeling crafty

(Images courtesy of Crafty Magazine) If you pick up a copy of the latest issue of Crafty Magazine, I’m rather excited to say that you’ll find my appliqué lampshade project featured on page twelve! Needless to say I’m delighted to have a project included in one of my favourite magazines. There are all sorts of

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