Sunday, 20 March 2011

How to make a simple succulent arrangement - tutorial from Porrige

Porrige has a lovely tutorial for making a floral arrangement using succulents from the garden

"everything for my bouquet was found in my front yard. now before you think that i have this awesome garden on my doorstep, i don't. to give you some perspective nathan has said that our yard is like the secret garden---before they fixed it up"

Go take a look and be inspired. Porrige

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Planting Spring Bulbs in Cake Tins - Inspirational Recyclying

Don't those spring bulbs look great in the springform cake tin?

I just wonder if I'd rather have chocolate cake....

Wednesday, 2 March 2011



I believe nothing – what need

Surrounded as I am with marvels of what is,

This familiar room, books, shabby carpet on the floor,

Autumn yellow jasmine, chrysanthemums, my mother’s flower,

Earth-scent of memories, daily miracles,

Yet media-people ask, “Is there a God?”

What does the word mean

To the fish in his ocean, birds

In his skies, and stars?

I only know that when I turn in sleep

Into the invisible, it seems

I am upheld by love, and what seems is

Inexplicable here and now of joy and sorrow,

This inexhaustible, untidy world -

I would not have it otherwise.

by Kathleen Raine