Saturday, 13 May 2017

Mela on your Doorstep - Sighthill

Woke up this morning to the sound of rain.


Event day and its raining. Still it was a great day.

Held in K.A.T.S. was a range of performances typically seen during Glasgow's Mela.

Music from bands and solo artists including a samba band (Love)
Wilf James and Samba

Lots of Dance performances and demonstrations.

All in all a great day For more images head over to my Facebook page

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Some more Garden Crafts...

I promise not to rant about moral questions this time.

Just an update on some bits of interest.


Woad you recognise me?

I know its an awful pun, but it had to be done.

Woad, the traditional blue dye of the Picts blah blah blah........

If you know woad you have probably heard all of this before so I wont repeat it but if anyone is wanting seeds for this plant give me a shout and we can try some swap/barter exchanging. The plants are flourishing and as you can see are starting to flower. It was a fun and easy plant to grow. Its first year of growth it reminds me of Chard, now a little bit like purple Broccoli.

I will be harvesting and dying with it sometime this year so keep following to see how it goes.


While digging and doing general garden maintenance I have collected these little beauties. The ceramics will be cleaned up and likely turned into either jewellery or some kind of mosaic.

The bark is going to be broken into thin strips and spun to try and make some bark rope. I will keep you updated


Monday, 1 May 2017

More Garden Crafts...

Working at The Back Garden's family Gardening Sessions has had me scratching my head and thinking about garden crafts again.

I have hopped in and out of this area of interest and am always a mix of fascinated and disgusted.

I love the inventiveness of people turning waste into pieces of art but more and more often I find myself looking at something and just asking WHY?

Why are you putting that in the best growing site? Do you know anything about growing? Why are you using something that will contaminate your plants?


That's not waste. Why are you wasting half the material on that? Why not reuse it instead of cutting it up?

Its a thin line between green arts and crafts and attractive waste disposal. I'm not sure where the line is and I'm permanently debating whether I should get into this corkscrew of a topic.

That said I did enjoy making this little guy so maybe I should just go for it.

Recycled garden bug

He may be getting a big brother soon........

Watch this space. Bx