This has been a very good summer for orchids. This one flowered for a second time, and has probably been flowering now for a year!
this one with the unusual dark markings has been in flower for quite a few weeks
this beauty burst into flower last week
there are another three orchids with buds on them, including this one which is also putting out little side shoots
not long before my Dad died, I had given him a little ivy house plant. After he died, I took it home, and when we moved here I sat it on the end of the bookshelves in Malcolm's study, where it flourished. But recently it had started to look a little bit droopy, so Malcolm decided to repot it. We had bought this big pot when we lived in Indonesia - it had been turned into a lamp, but recently the lamp workings had broken, so Malcolm turned it back into a pot!
the ivy in the front lounge continues in its takeover of the candlestick
the two stems of the yucca in the back lounge had been growing ever further apart, so Malcolm decided to split them and put the into separate pots. Fortunately they seem to have survived - and the owls are happy!
at patch'n'chat this afternoon, Margaret wanted to lay out her latest blocks on the floor, to decide on the placement, but as she had a sore leg she was having trouble bending. So Maureen and I came to the rescue, trying several layouts
we kept getting distracted by ooohing and aaahing over the rabbits and hares
a customer (who was also aaaahing and ooohing) joined in, and we settled on this arrangement
after you have drooled over the apple and sultana cake, do admire the new table cover
I was working on my "Welcome" wallhanging. I took the photos when I got home, as the lighting at patch'n'chat tends to make the fabrics look yellow
The weather forecast for Sunday is decidedly bad, but whatever the weather, have a good weekend, love Anne