28 August 2012
48 Not according to plan
the cone of shame! And there wasn't any 'Andyfest' yarn shopping for me either. Guess who managed to get Euphorbia latex all over her hands while scavenging for wild flowers for the cut flower challenge. Not recommended if you have sensitive skin, the same toxin is used to prime poison arrows! Sun Spurge (E. helioscopia), also known as Madwoman's Milk ... the Mr. seemed to think that was funny! Actually, the flower challenge - buy nothing - isn't going to plan either. With such a teensy garden, and during a wash-out summer, I've mostly been relying on the fields and hedgerows hereabouts for my floral gleanings, and I'm getting mighty tired of meagre little posies and tussie-mussies. The last time I had a jug full of flowers about the place and not just a jam jar was when the cow parsley was still blooming. I've loved being inventively thrifty - see buttercups and bolting mint in old mug, above - but after nine months I need a great big bunch of something pretty. So tomorrow I'm off to Burrell's florists in the next village, to see what they've got in, and just the thought is making me happy. Dahlias would be good, I adore dahlias! Or some white gladioli. Roses! Or ... do you think it's too late for alliums? How about you, what would you choose?
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Shout outs today to Karie at Fourth Edition, Bobbi at The Lazy Designer, Lulu at Crochet the Blues Away, Ginny at Ginx Craft, La Beaute Obsession, and Susie, Caroline, Lynne and Snickers (for whom I couldn't find links, so do shout if you have one ladies). Thank you all for stopping by, and thanks too to everyone else who makes the time to visit :D
And more thanks, to Alessandra for the One Lovely Blog Award and to Wendz for popping my name in the giveaway hat, and then pulling it out again! An embarrassment of riches, of which more another time ... thank you m'dears :D
Don't miss my giveaway, will you, it's ending soon!