Archive for February, 2011

Early spring at Wisley

Friday, February 25th, 2011

It’s the spring half term holiday for us this week, so small girl and I have been visiting Grandma.  My Mum lives a shortish drive from the RHS garden at Wisley, and as there were activities for small girl, we paid a visit.

Spring is most definitely on it’s way at Wisley, and their Snowdrops were out, as were Irises and Hellebores, and also this superb display of naturalised Crocuses.

 

I particularly liked Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’, and It’s delicate purple stripes. It’s on my list for next years’ bulbs.

 

Whilst in the glasshouse, I saw this lovely shrub, Grevillea johnsonii. It’s a native of Australia and needs to spend winter in a conservatory here, which I don’t have, so it will have to join the many others on my dream plant list…

 

I love the contrasting pinks and lime green of the flowers against the soft glaucous foliage.

Ali xox

Selvedge spring fair

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The lovely people at Selvedge are having a Spring Fair in London, with lots of lovely and talented exhibitors selling beautiful crafts and supplies. The event is sponsored by Amy Butler so no doubt, her bright designs will be in abundance.

 

Ali xox


Calypso Spring 2011

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011


Calypso Spring 2011 – Lovely.

Ali xox


Orla Kiely for Citroen

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Look!!!

The wonderful and very talented Orla Kiely has teamed up with Citroen cars and produced this…

Is’nt it the most wonderful car… ever? And the inside gets even better.

*sigh*

Now, if only I had a spare £16,000…

*sigh*

Ali xox