Author Archives: In a Welsh Garden

About In a Welsh Garden

Artist,Illustrator,Pro-face and body painter,Blogger and Happy Gardener : )

Summer Breeze (makes me feel fine)

I’ve been busy lately. Too busy to blog. I’ve been drawing. Creating things. Creating dreams, making plans. I’ve been off being unfaithful, with my new blog #mybeautifulmidlifecrisis . I felt a bit guilty. I realised that if I didn’t blog … Continue reading

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In The Night Garden Live family tickets – and The Winners are …

 Manchester Trafford Centre : Katherine Grieve Cardiff Bute Park : Jim Osman Congratulations to Katherine and Jim who both win family tickets for four people to see In The Night Garden Live at Manchester Trafford Centre and Cardiff Bute Park … Continue reading

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As I walked out

of the back door yesterday morning I was greeted with a glorious sight Anathema to anyone of the weed-banishing school of gardening,but beautiful to me.  I don’t really ‘do’ weeds,to be honest. I’m of the ‘a weed is just a plant in … Continue reading

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I shouldn’t … but I will

I shouldn’t but I will:  blog about Eurovision. I shouldn’t because: I probably won’t bring anything of any note to the Eurovision (buffet) table. But I will because: I love the Eurovision Song Contest with all of my heart. I *heart* Eurovision. I *heart* Eurovision in the … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Tears

It’s amazing where a simple flower will take you.    Around two weeks ago our Lily of the Valley flowered up in the front garden. They come  every year without fail. There is a blanket clusteration,a botheration,of Lily of the Valley in between … Continue reading

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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – winners to be announced shortly – Win Family Tickets for In The Night Garden LIVE!!!

I’m VERY excited.  Those of you who are familiar with my witterings on Twitter may have caught my weekday,mid-morning updates as to the current state of play In The Night Garden.  I do like to keep you all informed – When the Tittifers have sung … Continue reading

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Pink Bluebells,Blue Comfrey and Easter eggs

Hyacinthoides hispanica Pinky Woo I’ve always loved Spring flowers,especially wild ones. Daffs, Cowslips,Primroses,Forget-Me-Nots…Bluebells. When I was little  there used to be plenty of bluebells growing around our rather wild garden. I can still remember the pink blubell that used to grow at … Continue reading

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A few years ago I was co-ordinating the Children’s Area at a local gardening show. I wanted to create a space for the younger visitors that was accessible,welcoming and inspiring. I wanted the children and younger visitors to feel that it was their space and that … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has spring. Hallelujah! I couldn’t resist showing you a few pictures from the Welsh garden,compliments of the season. And in case you’re wondering, I havn’t given up on The Book.In fact I’ve started it. But it’s so hard keeping out of the … Continue reading

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… and right here is where you start paying..

  Have you ever had a dream? Something that you are almost too scared of doing in case it doesn’t work out, and you care too much, or in case it does work out and Then What?! I was around … Continue reading

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