Top ten list of garden plants

  • Abutilons of all kinds
  • Buddlejas old and new
  • Epiphytic orchids and ferns
  • Gordonia species
  • Heliotrope, Lemon verbena, Fennel and herbs
  • Michelias of all sorts
  • Perennial Salvias large and small
  • Species Camellias
  • Tea and China Roses
  • Weigela of all types

Montville Rose

Friday, January 30, 2015

Art in the garden

This week the children start their art lessons in the garden at "the Shambles" after the holidays. For this term we are going to be using clay and making sculptures ,drawing to show volume and learning about relief sculpture and creating texture. What I love most about watching children create art is their concentration and delight . When I was a child I went to a little art class at a house at Shorncliffe. I like being able to have art here at home because it is a very relaxed and stimulating environment at the same time.At the end of the lesson when everything is tidy the children are able to run around the garden and play hide and seek or have a treasure hunt.
Last year the children did some paintings and drawings that are hanging at the Doctor's surgery in Montville. I have a pet hate of Surgery waiting rooms and the pictures that they hang in them. Some how we will find some time this year to do some more pictures for the waiting room so all the patients have something different to look at.

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