News of the Month
New garden area
The proposed development of the small garden area I wrote about in August is almost complete and the creeping buttercup, which had become very invasive, should now (hopefully!) be under control. I have changed the two planned stone planters for a single lead-effect trough which matches two smaller square pots already installed in the fruit and vegetable garden. I have been very pleased with these, simple, stylish and not too expensive! I have planted it with some bright evergreen Bergenia with pretty cerise flowers in Summer. Narcissus Thalia, my favourite daffodil, have been planted under them to give some Spring flowers, a useful way to create extra seasonal interest in a small garden.
The foreground area is yet to be properly "tied-in" to the new area, it's all a bit messy but I will also be adding at least one more pot as part of the design. It is all part of reducing the physical work in the garden as I get older.
Artisans Corner News
The 2019 calendars are now in Artisans Corner and starting to sell, many of the early sales are heading for destinations abroad for family and friends with fond memories of Penarth.
They are larger this year allowing some space for written notes, a customer suggestion in previous years. I am delighted to say I have managed to keep the price the same as last year as, surprisingly, they were not much more expensive!
"Reflections At Druidston", an original oil on canvas painting is now for sale. Wet sand is a feature of Welsh beaches and I love the reflections of blue sky and clouds on it.
The canvas is mounted on warm white board in a soft grey deep box frame by Simon at Adams Frames, Penarth. I love this presentation, it complements the painting perfectly. There are several framed originals in Artisans Corner at the moment and prints of most of them too.