He knows me well doesn't he! He brings me a gift of moss, knowing I'll be absolutely de-ligh-ted! And I was, because I've been thinking about creating a moss garden for a while now.
I just love moss. Its colour, it's soft touchy quality.
It's a quiet sort of plant.
A bed made of moss would be lovely. But difficult I have to admit. I'd have to water my bed every day.
Lichen is another thing I think is very pretty. The twigs above, dropped off the trees on our street, after gusty weather, and I couldn't resist gathering some up. They sit in my studio, wherever there's space for them, and I like seeing them every now-and-then, and enjoy the lime green yellow of the lichen against the greyness of the twig.
So would you like to know how to make your own moss garden? To make mine, I followed the instructions in this link, and my moss is still going strong a few weeks later.
I am thinking about putting my moss outside though. Whilst it seems happy enough in my studio, maybe it would be even happier outside.
What I'd really like to do is make a moss-covered arm chair for the garden. There are instructions here for making a chair seat covered in moss. Sounds very nice to me, I'm sure it could be extended to an arm chair. I'll put it to Hugo.......................
I'm off now, to relax and do some knitting on my dress. The back is finished, just no photos yet, but I'll take some for Wednesday's post. So cheerio and toodle-pip.
Love Vanessa xxx