The most gratifying thing was that The Canucks called around for a visit and Mrs Canuck commented upon how tidy my sewing room was compared with the last time she had visited. Long may it last (though it probably won't). Shame it wasn't looking like that last weekend when a steady stream of visitors must have left shaking their heads and wondering how a person could live in such a disorganised situation.
When the crystal garden sculpture mania took hold I had the idea that rather than having single ones dotted about the place it would be much more attractive to have groups of odd numbers together, but it didn't work out that way because of the inconvenient fact that there are so many plants cluttering up the place (most unusual in a garden) and that I could only squeeze in singles. This weekend this was put to rights by the judicious use of the spade and removal of the acanthus (which was on a campaign for world domination and badly needed to be taken in hand). We have managed to put three sculptures in place together, which looks so much better. The earth in between them is looking rather bare but in no time at all there will be new groundcovers in there to fill the space.
I feel very pleased with the look of these three and can't wait to put other groups together where up until now there have only been singles. Woe betide the poor unsuspecting plants which get in the way, they won't stand a chance once my beady eyeball falls upon them.
which can't be scorned as it is so vigorous and rampant, and for good measure some of this oxalis would be pretty when viewed from below.
plus there is this new ajuga, similar to the purple one I already had, but with paler pinkish tinges
and this ground cover would also be good with them
Maybe next weekend we can investigate this further, but this weekend after the massive tidy up, the quilting sessions and catch up with friends I somehow ran out of time.
It's time to start thinking about winter deco again, so exciting to be dragging out the accessories and plan the costumes for this year. This "new" leather clutch bag from the op shop will fill the bill nicely and can hold the powder compact which hasn't been on an outing to winter deco yet.
And I think these hats will make the cut for day wear, having auditioned after the big clean up.