Thank you so much for your kind comments - I do not know how anyone finds the time to visit I really, really don't. I finish work late and then I am too tired to keep my eyes open yet I still only manage 5-6 hours of sleep (what the heck am I doing with all that time!): I am in a constant whir of things that need to be done for work and finding it very tricky to keep everything else going (those who I have met up with recently will know that only too well.....). I also thought that children needed less support as they grew older but in fact they need us more.....tricky times those teenage years.
I am grabbing moments of time when and where I can and find it increasingly difficult. I take my hats off to you making, baking, blogging, working, working, working, making, baking.....I always thought that I worked quite hard and used time well but at the moment there is just not enough of it.
I realise that this blog is on its last legs and in a state of neglect so the fact that anyone visits at all is ruddy marvellous and I thank you very much for keeping it and myself buoyed up!. This blog has always been a bit of escapement - a refuge from real life and real problems and real worries (I have plenty of those but tend not to burden this blog with them just because here I like to keep it 'worry free' and more of a tra la la) and I will be sorry to give it up altogether to be honest.
Step Two: Source your tin (30p last summer's car boot - very rusty which of course is fine)
Step Three: Fill base with gravel (gathered from the beach if need be) - no holes needed in base of tin (so can be used afterwards for something else)
Step Four: Go to Wilkinson and buy the 'end of season' sale bulbs (I bought LOADS of them in November - still not too late to be planted AND very cheap)
Step Ten: After a while you may need to snip grass with scissors....it is worth it .......and you get to smell freshly cut grass in the depths of winter!
I had to snip the grass many times over the past few months.
Step Fourteen - put your feet up and flick through the latest gardening magazines - moveable meadow to hand.
PS: Painted inside lid black so that I could emulate an auricula theatre - those Victorians knew what they were doing - it makes a difference to the 'showing off'ness'
Take good care and thank you again