Flowers galore

I went to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Sunday with some friends, two of us go every year but it was a new experience for one friend in particular. We had a great time and the weather was cold but dry-ish, much better than the arctic weather that was forecast (the hailstones arrived today instead!)

DSC_0005 (6)I bought lots of plants but even at a flower show, I managed to buy some fabric!!! One of the stalls was selling oilskin type fabric for making wipe-able tablecloths etc. I spotted this gorgeous one that is like a carpet of woodland flowers, primroses, violets…it was just asking to be made into a cloth for our conservatory and even better it was only £5 per metre, I bought 2m as I thought that would be generous enough for our table. Our dining room table is in the conservatory and we eat every meal there, it’s a great solid oak refectory table, perfect size, but it is looking decidedly well used! One day I’d like to get it stripped down and re-polished, but for now a pretty cloth will suffice!

Making it into a cloth literally took 10 minutes just to do a quick hem all the way round. It doesn’t fray so I just turned it under once.

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The garden is finally beginning to look like a garden, despite having a mild winter it was an extremely wet one (we even had a waterfall coming down our steps on Boxing Day!)  I think it’s taken a while for our heavy clay soil to warm up a bit, but it’s actually looking quite pretty now. The magnolia stellata is in full flower, though the blooms have browned slightly with these cold winds.

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The spring bulbs are starting to flower with daffodils and tulips all looking good. A couple of years ago I bought some daffodils that are known for their scent, I planted them near the path so as you walk up the garden you get lovely whiffs of scent.

We have a little clump of primroses next to the back gate and they must have been in flower for a couple of months now, it always cheers me up as I’m walking the dogs . The bed by the pond is starting to green up a bit with foliage from  hostas, solomans seal and irises all starting to appear. The delicate erythroniums often get overlooked here but they come up every year without fail.

I think it might be time to reinstate my ‘Monday’s Meander Round the Garden’ posts, encourage me to get out there, if only it would warm up a bit!

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About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to Flowers galore

  1. Wow, the tablecloth looks even better than I thought it would. Great choice of fabric.😀

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