Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas


Christmas lights in Sarlat




and shoes made of chocolate





Merry Christmas.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Nu Shooze - Sedum Palmeri


Can't say that I've actually paid any attention to anything in the garden this last month or so. Too busy tied up in one of a million DIY projects that need to be sorted out. Currently I'm re-fitting two bathrooms, so deep joy.

Anyway, driving through the jaw droppingly beautiful village of Beynac a while back I stopped off to visit a little shop which sells all manner of weird and wonderful metal objects, all handmade, all from re-cycled material. I had to have these boots for planters. Too Ted Hughes 'The Iron Man' to pass up.


I reckon they'll look great stuffed with sedum palmeri. I love this plant, sprawling and with an exotic twang it even seems happy in a frost, the leaves colouring up and tinged with red as the temperature drops.


It roots just for fun. Break a piece off and stick it in the ground, easy. You can have lots of it - fill your boots so as to speak.