I started this blog in 2008 to record how my garden developed, it quickly became a gardening journal and I have loved it every since. I am passionate about horticulture despite working in higher education administration. I have started to re-engage with other hobbies: knitting, sewing and drawing so sometimes the posts on here may be less garden focussed. However, as I don't want to bore you with my new crochet obsession I have started another blog for this and if you are interested there is a link further down this side bar.
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Category Archives: Botanical Drawing
A quick update on my never-ending watercolour painting. This is number 12 in my learning curve. As you will see from this post I have been painting this for some time but if I am honest it not that long … Continue reading
As long-term readers of this blog will know I dabble in botanical art. I use the word ‘dabble’ advisedly since my abilities are far from the pristine scientifically correct paintings you see at RHS shows. I have been going to … Continue reading
Some readers will know that I dabble in botanical art. I am far from an expert as I only go to a class once a week during term time and have been going for a couple of years now. As … Continue reading
Anyone who has read my blog for a while will know that I am learning to do botanical art. I have been attending weekly clashes for a couple of years now. Although the classes are only 2 hours long and … Continue reading
I was very interested to receive an advanced information sheet from Bloomsbury Books for Sarah Raven’s new book ‘Wild Flowers’. I have always been interested in wild flowers. I remember doing a project over the summer holidays when I was … Continue reading
Finally I painting that I am really proud of but then again I am a tough critic of my own work. It has taken quite a few lessons to finish this and there are definitely areas which I wish I … Continue reading