Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Fame at last - The Orchard Tea Room

We interrupt this Blogging hiatus to boast about one of our dog 's being chosen to appear on the website of The Orchard Tearoom.

Jake the greyhound likes nothing better than going for a walk in an orchard and we rather like tea and cake so when we were asked if he'd like to appear on the website of a new tea room we jumped at the chance.

I mean who could resist  afternoon tea in an orchard setting?

(They use vintage china too!)

Do pop over to the website and take a look  at the gorgeous photographs- and there's a blog to follow

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Succulent Container Gardens

Some Spring time planting inspiration from the LA Times, like the idea of planting up a dis-used / damaged bird bath.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Enamel kettle & pot planters - Inspirational Recyclying

Great idea for all that rusty enamel wear, plant it and hang it from the wall!

Image via Eline Pellinkhof

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Recycled Treehouse - inspirational recycling

Found this brilliant treehouse made form recycled timber over at Essential Curiosities who in turn found it via Tumbr, sadly neither of us know anything about it. But isn't it great?

Bird Box Window Box

Love the idea of this bird box window box combination, one could say it kills two birds with one stone but maybe that isn't such an appropriate saying here. Anyway it's available to purchase from The Balcony Gardener in taupe or white for £95.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Recycled Pallet Shelves

Amazing what can be done with an old pallet isn't it?
At least I think they are made from a sawn off pallet to make a very simple set of hanging shelves, though I'm thinking that a bottom must have been put in each one so that does require a little woodworking skill.

Image via Tumbr

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Beautiful succulent hanging basket

Love the planting of this hanging basket, I have a string of pearls plant myself but of course it would never survive our British winters outside. You've probably guessed by now that I seem to have a thing about succulents.

Image via tumbr