Plant of the Month
Limonium Latifolium is one of the cultivated forms of the wild sea lavender we find growing on our coasts, examples can be found on Sully beach and near the causeway to Sully Island.
It is one of my favourite plants, creating a haze of tiny mauve flowers. I have grown it up through this obelisk to give it structure and am very pleased with the effect.
The Penarth Open Garden Trail was a great success and seems to be going from strength to strength. We had fine weather for both days and a continuous procession of visitors. It's always lovely to greet old friends, welcome new visitors and share our garden interest and knowledge - I learn something new every year!
Artisans Corner News
I have framed the original watercolour painting "Sunflowers and Bees" in a lovely soft grey frame. It has been for sale as a print for some time but I have never been completely happy with the background, it wasn't dramatic enough. I have enhanced the original sky, added some more bees and had it re-printed by my picture framer using his new state-of-the-art scanner which is capturing my skies in full detail. I am delighted with the result.
I have also framed the original oil painting "Field Poppies and Dandelion Clocks". The prints have been on sale for a few months and is now joined by the original painting which is top-mounted on a vanilla board and framed in soft grey. There is a second poppies picture on my easel - "Field Poppies and Ripe Corn" awaiting completion.