Thursday, 30 May 2013

Peonies and Felicity.

So how often do you wander around your garden?  I do it daily, wind, rain, sunshine, snow, hail, I walk around the garden, not because I am mad, ok maybe a bit, but because I am picking up dog poo!  but, I get to watch the garden change through the seasons, it might be an age thing, being over 40 and feeling 20, but you notice things.
A few years ago I got a Peony plant.  It did nothing for years.  I got disheartened and before digging it up and chucking it on the compost in a fit of rage, I Googled how to grow them.  Then I dug it up, threatened it with the compost heap, gave it another year and replanted on the west side of the house, it was on the east.  That was probably 3 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength.  Sadly all those years I have watched it bud and then the May winds came and swept it down, so I was disappointed.  Today is May 30th, two whole days left of May and my Peony is glorious, its big, its beautiful and its ready to burst into flower and its still upright!! 

I have my fingers and toes crossed that the wind will not come and this year will be the year of the Peony!!
Defi's Dolls made a debut on Etsy last week, and then I shut the shop!  I can't manage two shops, so I created a section in Izzybeads, called it Defi's Dolls and listed Felicity.

During the evening, when the torch is off, I sit and crochet.  I can't follow a pattern, at that I am rubbish, so I make it up as I go along and re-create my creatures of glass in wool. Felicity does have three lampwork glass buttons which can be removed if you want to give to a small child. 
Nearly June, will we have some sun!!
Laney x



  1. How glorious Laney. Lets hope for a good summer this year, the dratted jet stream which caused us so many problems last year happily seems to be staying firmly where it should be at the moment, lets hope it continues

    1. It has been the worst Spring for 50 yrs according to what I heard on the radio yesterday, we are due a nice hot long summer, fingers crossed.

  2. Those flowers will be glorious Laney and your ted is gorgeous. The weekend is looking good again..woop,woop x

    1. Shorts are out, white legs will be uncovered and warming under the sun!! Enjoy the weekend Granny to be x


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