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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Flowers and Tea Cups


My Leopard's Bane and Bergenia are brightening up a corner of my back garden. Bergenia isn't everyone's choice of perennial but I like it because it is evergreen here and demands nothing in the way of care. It just keeps on growing and blooming.


None of the English Daisies in their regular spot survived the winter but to my surprise these, in a completely different spot, did fine. So that will now be where I'll let them spread.


Several years ago I bought a small pot of Cow Slips at a plant sale. It has taken a few years but they seem to be spreading at last.  At least I think they're called Cow Slips. Please correct me if  I'm mistaken.


GretchenJoanna and Luna Crone were wondering about my garden tea cups. I'm not too sure how to explain so hopefully these photos will help. DH cuts the 2" rounds with a hole saw but slices could also be cut off a 2" dowel. A smaller dowel is fitted into a hole in the bottom and the saucer glued to the 2" dowel. I tried gluing the cups onto the saucers but it wasn't a good idea. It's easier to clean them if you can separately rinse the cup then the saucer. I hope this helps even though I've explained it poorly. Oh yes, and the small dowel is about 6" long and should fit snugly into the pipe you hammer into the ground.
 




Thanks for visiting, 


      Granny Marigold



14 comments:

  1. I think your description of how to make the teacup sticks/birdfeeders Is excellent! How fun! Cowslips are pretty!

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  2. Hi Granny Marigold, you answered a question for me! A neighbour has Bergenia but I didn't realize that was it's name. Thanks!
    Your flower gardens look gorgeous!
    Happy May Day to you too.
    Robin

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  3. Thank you. About the adorable tea cup garden decorations. My husband understands, better than I do. :-)

    My worry would be.... All standing water, is a place for mosquitoes to breed. Even those pretty tea cups.

    I am so afraid of mosquitoes now, that I am kind of manic, about standing water. -sigh- Being OC is hard, with things like this. (But I still think I am right, to be afraid. -grin-)

    Happy First Day Of May, to you!

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    1. I understand all too well about being OCD. I 'have to' empty the tea cups after a rain and have never found mosquitoes to be a problem.

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  4. Your flowers are so pretty! Love the teacups too! :)

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  5. I love your tea cups in the garden. Do small birds come to them to get a drink or take a quick bath? What a sweet idea. I enjoyed viewing your flowers...the Cows slip is beautiful...

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    1. Even a Sparrow will tip a tea cup when it lands on the edge. I do have a few birdbaths that I keep filled with fresh water so the birds enjoy them instead.

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  6. A beautiful garden with some beautiful plants. I love the teacups.

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  7. The GLOW ladies were just talking about making these...your instructions are going to a big help!! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Oh your flowers are getting so pretty! I love the teacups in the garden too. I would like to know how you keep all the weeds out of your flowers. Nothing cheers me up like spring and all the flowers coming back.

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  9. Wow! I didn't realize your husband made the tea cups! What a handy guy! As always your flowers are gorgeous! Nancy

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  10. It was fun to see what's blooming in your garden on this day in early May. Everything looks so pretty and I think I even spotted some forget-me-nots, which I love but can't seem to grow.
    What a fabulous design for the tea cups. I think your explanation and accompanying photo made it very easy to understand. They are a charming addition to your garden.
    Happy May!

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  11. I had to smile when I saw your lovely tea cup garden! I own a vintage dishware and linen shop and I just posted on my Facebook page this past weekend that I had my teacups on sale to make bird feeders with! Your garden of flowers is so lovely!

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  12. Hope you enjoy the gorgeous sunshine today! Love, Sheila

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