Friday, 5 June 2009

woodwose carving

I'm lucky to have a beautiful woodwose carved from drift wood gracing my garden at home. This is attached to the clematis arch referred to previously in the wire flower post.

I really like the way in which the blooms grow round the woodwose and give it a completely natural setting.

You can click here to find out the background to this wonderful carving created by Woodwose Carving.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

wire flower

Isn't it amazing that when you have objects in the house or garden and you see them every day, that somehow you don't actually notice them?
This beautiful wire flower was made some time ago by my husband and adorns a clematis covered archway in our garden. It was only because I was photographing the lovely blooms that I looked up and was reminded of this unique, hand-crafted flower perfectly at home amongst its more natural counterparts.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

canned art

Ever thought what could be done with all those drinks cans that get thrown away each year? (of course I expect most of you, like us, put them in for recyling). However there is so much more you can do with them before putting them in for recycling. There are many websites where you can download instructions for making useful and interesting objects from cans.

We've recently taken on a share in an allotment and needed to find a practical, effective way of discouraging birds from eating the seeds and young plants so we found instructions for making birds scarers from drinks cans. As you can see from the photos, these birds scarers are not only very practical (and they work!) they add an unusual element of interest to the plant beds.

bird scarer on a stick is not only free to spin in the wind but is a great way of attaching a label to identify what has been planted!

our youngest son thinks that these work by the birds flying into the blades and being chopped up! Not true, I hasten to add...