Hello dear friends
I hope you've had a happy relaxing weekend.
It’s been perfect Spring weather here at last.
I would love to have spent some time in the garden
but I’ve injured my right knee…
that happened when I was working on our boat
last weekend, I was on my knees in the bilge
painting all the new pieces of timber with resin….
I twisted my knee as I got up – a warning I think
that I’m just too old for this type of work!!!
It's improving day by day – thank goodness
as I’m not a good patient !
I'm missing my walking.....
On Saturday I received an exciting packet in my letterbox
from my friend Julie of
MY THREADBEAR LIFE
Julie is another Kiwi blogger
she lives on a farm, has a beautiful garden
and a rustic cottage where she sells collectibles
and her handmade crafts.
Recently Julie very kindly offered free
Aquilegia (Granny Bonnet) seeds from her garden
and that's what was in my parcel!
Julie said many visitors to her garden
had commented on her "two-toned" blue and cream
aquilegia in particular.
She has since told me via email
that according to the lunar calender
the optimum planting time for plants
that produce above the ground
is between 10th and 19th October.
Do you sow and plant according to a particular calender
I would be interested to hear.
Julie added a packet of Hollyhock seeds
as well - an amazing coincidence as I have been trying to
source some since seeing these wonderful displays
on my friend Mary's blog here.
The sweet blanket heart in the first two
photos was handmade by Julie
it was stuffed with lavender
the fragrance is amazing.
Thank you Julie for your beautiful parcel!
I sent Julie some of these seeds I bought at the
Clevedon market earlier in the year
I posted about it here
I'm linking to
You're Going to Love it Tuesday
Be Inspired party Tuesday
Thank you for visiting my blog and
to my new followers - it's lovely to meet you!
be kind to one another
♥ Shane ♥