Thursday, 21 May 2015

Fairy Gardens

Well, summer is here... allegedly.... lol!  So I've been in my garden playing with my chooks and also in mud!

The chooks destroyed my pretty garden last year and so I've been busy, with my lovely Hubby, Nic, re-planting it.

I didn't think to take 'before' pics - but trust me - it looked like the Somme without the charm!  Nothing green was left!

After several weeks of hard work it's starting to look something like a garden again.

Something I've wanted to do for months has gone and hooked me right up - Fairy Gardens!

We had quite a few casualties in the patio planter department but the broken pots were quite pretty ones so I was wanting to try to use them in a different way.

So I did this..... ;)

Number two - Ada's Water- Garden

Number three - Birdie Fairy Garden

Number Four - Fairy House Garden

I'm quite chuffed with all of them actually - especially the first one as I'd never done anything like it before and because I could keep my Mum's teapot, which got broken only a couple of months ago...

My 7 year old Granddaughter helped make the second one - she has a very artistic eye and made some lovely suggestions - I need to find a different pant for it though - not sure the Busy Lizzie is quite right in there!

Number three has a cheeky terracotta Robin on a nest - it became broken in the frost last year but i didn't want to throw her out and I'm glad I didn't - see - hoarding comes in useful sometimes! :D

Number four has a little house on it - and a little dish for a 'pond'! There are some fossils in there too.

I have more sherds so there may be more to come!

My little garden so far.....

Since these pics were taken, I've planted up a lot of patio pots and I'll take pics of those tomorrow.

We've also rescued an additional two hens so I'll get those on show as well - they've fitted in beautifully with my older Ladies!

I wish the summer weather would get a move on though... ;)

Lots going on at Chez Eiglas... ;)

I've been home from work now for nearly three months - and it has been wonderful...! I've drawn, painted, had an amazing time with ...