Monday, 13 June 2016

A beach bag finish plus lots of flowers

Tomorrow morning we are off to Crete for 10 days.

A while ago I made this crochet beach bag with that holiday in mind.

Crochet in Lilly Sugar and Cream yarn (held double).
It was quite hard on the hands but worked up really quickly.
I'm quite happy with how it turned out, i might change the tassles at some point, but for now they will do.  I'll let you know if it survived when i get back ;-)

As i type this it is pouring with rain, the garden could do with it though.
I am leaving Stevie-Leigh in charge of the watering while we are away, i just hope that all my hard work will not have been for nothing, you know what these youngsters are like!!

I'll leave you with some photos of what i have planted up and the garden.

Love how these geranium buds look

A lovely orange Dahlia ready to open 

So stunning when they do

Hostas coming into flower

Mark finally replace the broken decking boards in the middle of the garden

A couple of bargains from Home Bargains, 99p each for these large Begonias!

The promise of hydrangeas 

 A very blurry picture of my Bizzie Lizzie tower

A planter that Mark made me out of the left overs from the path 

Our huge broccoli shaped oak tree :-)

And Oliver's 'marto' plant.
He looks every time he comes to see if there are an on to pick :-)

We have flowers, so hopefully martoes will follow :-)

See you in about 2 weeks



Jo said...

Have a wonderful holiday, I hope you find some sunshine because there's none here today. The bag is lovely, very summery and perfect for your hols. Love all your colourful flowers, you have a beautiful garden. I'll just be going away as you get back so I'll see you in a month.

Vickie said...

Oh what a lovely bag you created. Your holiday sounds fab! Your garden is gorgeous.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Have a brilliant holiday. Your garden looks beautiful, the 'Marto" plant is so big I'm sure there'll be lottos marts on it xx

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Have a great holiday! Love your bag and LOVE the tassles :)
The garden pictures are breathtaking, nature is so beautiful!

xxx Carolien

Barb said...

Just beautiful flowers!!! Have a great holiday!

Julie said...

Have a super holiday, the bag looks fabulous.

Ali said...

Your garden is an absolute treat for the eyes wish I had green fingers thank you for sharing pics. Enjoy your holibobs!

Mouse said...

with the amount of rain we have had I think your flowers are safe .. you have some beautiful shots of them .. and fingers crossed for the martos to come ....
bag is gorgeous and I hope it survives the trip ... love mouse xxxxx

Miriam said...

Your bag and your flowers are fabulous. Ejnoy your Holiday!

Crazee4books said...

Hello Maggie,

I so enjoyed seeing the pictures of all the lovely plants in your garden.
You really put us to shame with everything that you've done there. It
all looks spectacular!

I love Dahlias too and your orange one is breathtaking. Nature does
a real nice job of symmetry and of colour shading. Things are pretty
dry here, although we did have a bit of rain last night. Our shaded
back yard is okay but the front yard is toast. No shade to speak of
there. If you've had too much in your area please feel free to send
it on over here for us.

Your beach bag turned out beautiful. Hope it held up to the wear
and tear during your holiday in Crete. It looks pretty sturdy. Can
you just chuck it into the washing machine when it needs a spruce
up or is it something delicate?

I love "martos" too!


Hope you had a great vacation by the way.

MysteryKnitter said...

How beautiful garden you have there!