Thursday, 18 February 2010

Garden vouchers...and a winner! ;-)



Last year , during August, I was given a gift... £30 in garden vouchers.

I'd been teaching a lovely little girl and, having done so well , she'd managed to gain a place at a school in Exeter . I was sad to see her go!



However, not long after that, I became unwell...and so the garden vouchers have waited on my desk, for months.


Today, I put that right !

On a gloomy and very wet Thursday morning, I took my mum to one of our local garden centres, 'Jacks Patch'.

Not much was going on there but we spotted these. I wanted three plants and

was pretty pleased with the colour combination here .


I came home and 'faffed' around..but there really are only so many
ways that one can arrange three plants in a plant stand!!!
(Believe me, I tried them all!)

That job done...

I carried on with these.
More about that another time.
Meanwhile...
The name out of the hat and the winner of my small St Valentine's Day giveaway is:
MELANIE
;-)

18 comments:

Isobel said...

Hi Sal,
I love your plants. I am dying to pay a visit to our nearest garden centre, but so many other things get in the way. Thank you for your comment on my cushion. I am very pleased with how it came out and I don't think I could bear to part with it (or them as I am making more covers as a set to my sitting room with that fabric). :) I actually found it in a car boot sale and couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted it. It is a Sanderson Fabric from 1984.
xx

MelMel said...

Hiya Sal...feel free to show us, if you get time...I'd love a look at the pages...

What lovely fabric they are.....very 30's...xxx

galant said...

Those are lovely plants, Sal, and really brighten up the place in winter ... but spring really is in the air now, snowdrops are blooming ... I saw a whole grassy bank smothered with them yesterday!
Margaret P

Lyn said...

I love begonias, I have a few in our dining room and tey forgive me when I forget to water them!
Love
Lyn
xxx

CraftyHelen said...

I cannot keep gift vouchers - they burn a hole in my pocket! Lovely plants and the makes are very pretty, can't wait to see more.xx

Menopausal musing said...

Glad you have spent your vouchers. I know it cant have been good being ill, but the vouchers have certainly brightened up the tub haven't they? Congratulations to the lucky winner.

melanie said...

The plants are lovely and look so pretty in thier plant stand.:)

I can not believe I have won, wow! I am going to do a post about it, I am over the moon, thank you so much for having this give away. :) xxxx

Lalabibaby said...

They look lovely Sal especially in that lovely plant stand ... I have the kiss of death as far as houseplants are concerned sadly .... I'm OK in the garden but just can't manage to look after them indoors x

frayedattheedge said...

The plants look lovely - I couldn't imagine living in a house with no plants - I even have a silk ivy in the utility room (it doesn't have a window!) We had another frosty start to the day, and a bit of fog, but there is a little bit of warmth in the sun ....

Sal said...

Oh dear! Don't get too excited Melanie...I only do small giveaways..that's why I do them little and often!!
;-)

The Weaver of Grass said...

And a nice cheery header they make too, Sal.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely colours Sal, I like the plant stand too :) x

BusyLizzie said...

Morning Sal, thank you for your comment, it is a real treat to sit & peruse that book! xx

Karen said...

Lovely plants Sal and I love the stand you have them in :)

More gorgeous pinboards I see in the making - I love the pink one :)

twiggypeasticks said...

your plants look lovely Sal.
twiggy x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal

A lovely selection you have chosen there! So pleased that you have at last been able to spend them.

Have a lovely weekend!
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Shirl said...

Goodness me, Jacks Patch. Fond memories of quick and cheap lunches! Great view of the estuary from there.

Lovely plants Sal ... :0)

Shirl x

louise said...

There's nothing like a plant (or three) to brighten up the day. Thank goodness you remembered you had those vouchers! x