Plants of the Month
Rosa Glauca is a long-time favourite rose of mine and this small one was planted a couple of years ago to replace the original one planted when I first moved in over forty years ago. It has gorgeous glaucous blue-green foliage, similar to the thalictrum next to it , bright carmine flowers and finally these lovely bright red hips. It turns more Autumnal when the young bronze fronds of the fern arrive but it is a delightful late-Summer focus.
The little path through the shade garden continues to change with the Seasons. It has a been a strange gardening year, as illustrated by these purple astilbes flowering very late. I thought I was going to lose them with the drought but they have recovered well.
Clematis Alba Luxurians has also suffered this year with drought and gale force winds. It has finally made it over the top of the arch and looks lovely.
Artisans Corner News
It's great to be open again! And busy! Like all traders we have safety precutions in place to keep us all safe but we have been delighted with the support we have received.
The triptychs have been extremely popular. I added images of the new "Penarth in Winter" and "Penarth, Garden By The Sea" and am now having requests for additional images including the "Bandstand, Windsor Gardens" and "Fishing in Penarth". It is lovely to make a spcial triptych for a customer, please don't be afraid to ask me to do this.
At present I am still in isolation, Sandra is covering my shifts and I am very grateful to her. Sandra, Guy and Steve are being very supportive and I truly appreciate their generosity.
Naturally I am very keen to come back into the shop myself and am hoping it won't be too long before I enjoy seeing everyong again. Take care.