Cluny House garden – part 1

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A wonderful visit to Cluny yesterday. Clear blue sky and warm. For me there are two sides to the garden at this time of year – the ‘ Spring greens’ and ‘the vibrant colours’. It is always such a wonderfully peaceful place to wander and the ‘green canopy’ overhead, combined with the “green carpet’ beneath it, is as beautiful as all the wonderful colours on display elsewhere. Add to all that ┬áthe orchestra of birdsong and it is a magical place to be on such an afternoon.

Dressmaking!

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It is a while since I did any dressmaking – the little girls have grown up a bit! – but now the dollies require new clothing. These two were a recent project. There is a third one but the favourite doll of the moment went home wearing it before I got the chance to take a photo. Good way of recycling dresses that are now two small!

Lodgers!!

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This couple were like lodgers for a while. The cock pheasant used to sit on top of our 4m high hedge and seemed to to enjoy taunting our dogs. Then the happy couple would wander back and forward along the top as if they were out for an afternoon stroll. If they weren’t on the hedge they were in the front garden, sauntering around the lawn or hiding among the plants and shrubs in one of the borders. Thankfully, they seem to have set up home elsewhere to raise a family and our ‘girls’ are much happier!