Garden & Greenhouse


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My garden is full of these pretty little flowers at the moment, I do love forget-me-nots!

I love how within one little plant there are so many shades of blue, lilac and purple.

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Beautiful and as always inspiring!

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This is Florrie Forget-Me-Not.

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Little Florrie again, this time painted using the Waterlogue app, I love painting with this app.

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I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, I know we all did here at Green Rabbit HQ. The weather was beautiful all weekend, it’s a bit rainy here this morning but it does look like it’s brightening up.

Have a lovely new week! :)

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Out of all the celebrations throughout the year, Eastertime is by far my favourite. If like me you are a bunny lover and a chocolate lover, well it really is the best time of year.

I have my Easter decorations up, my family will all be here for Sunday lunch, including the boy who is home from Berlin, there is lots of chocolate and the sun is shining ……….happy days!!!

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easter dec Collage

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My latest little bunny, arriving just in time for Easter, is called Jade!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Hoppy Easter from the Green Rabbit! :)

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It had to be done, didn’t it, what is springtime blogging without a cherry blossom against a blue sky photo!

My cherry tree is in full bloom now and very beautiful it is too.

So brace yourselves, there is a lot of cherry blossom coming up!

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Gorgeous, isn’t it!

Of course I couldn’t let the cherry blossom season pass without a little bunny, now as you can see my tree has wonderful white blooms but my new little lady has been inspired by all the lovely pink cherry blossom around.

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This is….Petal, all pretty in pink, not just her clothes but herself as well. She’ll be available in my Etsy shop at the end of the month.

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Wishing you all a fabulous springtime week, thanks as always for visiting! :)

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It has been such a beautiful day here today, what a way to welcome April.

It’s a day like this that makes you appreciate the little things in life.

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Like sweet pea seedlings shooting up in a very warm greenhouse.

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Little plants waiting to be potted up.

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A pair of buzzards circling and calling out, high above my garden.

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Blooming flowering currant.

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Almost blooming cherry blossom.

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Lily catching a few rays.

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Freshly baked wheaten bread.

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A blue sky through the ‘almost blossom’.

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Daffodils everywhere!

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Wrapping up springtime bunnies for their journey to their new homes.

Take time to enjoy the little things….happy Tuesday and happy April!!! :)

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We have had yet another beautiful spring day here, yesterday was a bit chilly and wet and quite breezy but today we are back to spring sunshine.

The rose above is not blooming in my garden I hasten to add but it is one of a bunch brightening up my living room and has been for about three weeks now. Roses are beautiful until the very end, don’t you think.

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There are however plenty of new flowers blooming in my garden. I’m always surprised by the little primula which pop up every spring, I always buy new ones each year, after they bloom they then die back back and get forgotten about until next spring when they come back good as new.

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The grape hyacinths are peeping through now too all over the place, again I always forget where I have put them until they appear.

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I love scilla, on a day without sunshine they almost light up, so pretty, of course I prefer to view them on a day with sunshine.

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I’ll leave you with the latest bunny in the spring/Easter batch, this is Aries, a little pink girl covered in lambs!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has commented on my giveaway post, my goodness so many entries, I’m going to need a very big hat, you all have been so lovely with your comments. If you still haven’t put your name down for the giveaway you can find it here, its open until Friday!

Happy Tuesday!!! :)

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Oh my what a beautiful week it has been, lots and lots of spring sunshine!!

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I walked into town one day, via ‘my park’ and I have to say the park is looking beautiful in the sunshine, lots of long tree shadows.

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Lots of little crocuses around trees, blue skies and green grass. Actually some of that green grass above is the cricket green, you can just see the pavilion in the background in the top left photo, it won’t be long until the cricketers are out there playing in their whites, another good sign for happy sunshiny days.

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I took this photo in my craftroom on Wednesday morning of the sun streaming in through the window.

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The garden is looking good in the sunshine too, the flowering currant is about to bloom, there are still lots of daffodils and bursting buds everywhere! The bottom photo is my dicentra and you can almost watch it grow!!

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I’m still working at my springtime bunnies, this is the second one who I have named Beatrix after the best bunny author ever! She has a Peter Rabbit fabric skirt and a blue cardie the colour of Peter’s jacket which is fastened with a cute little bunny button.
The blocks, by the way, are by the clever Chipper Nelly.
It will be two years on Saturday since I made my first little bunny, Lavender Rose and Beatrix is bunny number 94, that turned out well, didn’t it!! ;)

I do hope, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, that you too have been getting some spring sunshine, it does feel good. Fingers crossed that it continues into the weekend.

Thanks for dropping by, I do appreciate your visits and lovely comments.

Happy weekend! :)

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Oh my it has become very springlike and I’m loving it! I walked into town to do a bit of shopping this afternoon and it was warm in the sunshine.

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The garden is slowly coming to life again and it was 22 degrees in the greenhouse today, my sweet peas are now sown.

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I’m beginning to collect my Easter decorations, have I told you how much I love this time of year!!! ;)

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I’m collecting bits and pieces of spring coloured haberdashery too for making my spring bunnies, I’ve even started one of the springtime girls!

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All this spring talk leads me on to the real purpose of my post today, to announce the winner of the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair tickets.

The names of those wishing to take part were written out and put into my little bowl and the name drawn out was Jane.

I’m sorry there could only be one winner but you can still get discount on your tickets by calling 0844 848 0150 or online at http://www.countrylivingfair.com/Spring/book using the code Blog12

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Please excuse my photos today as I have had to post using my iPad as I have a sick laptop which is at the ‘doctors’ at the moment. As much as I love my little iPad, I do prefer to edit my photos on the laptop, hopefully it will be fixed for the next post.

In the meantime thanks for dropping by, have a good rest of the week and Happy Pancake Tuesday, enjoy those pancakes! :)

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I have over the past week or so received some lovely happy mail which I thought I would share with you.

These beautiful vintage French seed labels came from Simply French Vintage.

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Aren’t they wonderful, I just love these images!

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Having read about this book on a few blogs I decided I would like to read the book itself.

Four Hedges for those of you who haven’t read it is about Clare Leighton who was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century and about her passion for her garden.

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Claire’s illustrations throughout the book are amazing.

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A lovely little parcel of fabric dropped onto the mat this week from Celtic Fusions Fabrics, definitely bunny skirt material!!!

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This also arrived in the post this week, all the way from Australia from the lovely Elizabeth who last year became the owner of Pixie. She sent me a photo of Pixie with a little koala who has now come to live with me in my craft room. Thank you Elizabeth it was lovely to see Pixie again.

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I was very lucky this week to win this beautiful artwork in a giveaway. I had just found My Painted Bear on Facebook and fell in love with Naomi’s art, I then noticed that she was having a giveaway, entered and luckily won. When I emailed Naomi I then found out that she too was from N. Ireland and had actually exhibited work in a gallery in my home town. Naomi’s work is beautiful, you can find her Etsy shop here and her blog here. Thank you Naomi.

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Now this pretty little bunny just arrived yesterday, isn’t she gorgeous? She is made by the very talented and clever Farrell & Holmes, I defy you not be tempted when you take a look at their website. The bunny is stuffed with lavender and I could smell it as the postman handed the package over to me. You can also find details of their work on their Facebook page.

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Now if you would like to receive some happy mail too I have just the thing for you.

The lovely people from Country Living Magazine have offered me a pair of tickets for one of my readers for their Spring Fair which takes place from 19-23 March in the Business Design Centre, London. There will be lots of ideas for your home and garden with an array of carefully selected exhibitors, from small producers to craftspeople from across the British Isles. There will be crafting workshops, garden features and a lifestyle theatre. For more information about the Fair and all it’s features, you can visit the website: http://www.countrylivingfair.com/spring

Now if you would like to win the pair of tickets all you have to do is mention it in a comment below. I’ll draw the name of the winner next Tuesday, 4th March.

You can also book tickets at a special discount using the code Blog12. Tickets are available by calling 0844 848 0150 or online at http://www.countrylivingfair.com/Spring/book

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Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post, all of the February Girls are heading off to their new homes. My next lot of bunnies are going to have a Spring/Easter theme which I’m really looking forward to.

I’ll leave you with these little tete-a-tete daffodils from my garden, according to the Green Rabbit Calendar tomorrow is the beginning of ‘real’ spring……happy, happy days!

Have a great weekend! :)

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I must say first off, that these little crocuses were not photographed today, all that beautiful sunshine was yesterday, today I’m afraid we are back to the rain in these parts, all day, continuously!!!!

This is what the little garden flowers look like today…………

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Poor little soaked primula, still bright though!!

I thought as the day was a bit grey I’d take my camera and search out a bit of colour both inside and outside to brighten the day.

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Gardening is not completely at a standstill, the greenhouse is very warm when the sun does shine, yesterday it was 20 degrees in there in the sunshine. I have my tomato seeds planted, just the usual Gardener’s Delight and Moneymaker but they always work well for me. I’m so looking forward to picking warm tomatoes.

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And finally, even one little bunny is getting a bright cardie this week!!

Have a brilliant and fingers crossed, a bright new week! :)

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Is there anything that says spring like a golden daffodil and I’m very lucky to have a bunch of them in the house this weekend!

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Not just daffodils though, I’ve also got some gorgeous red tulips too!

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Outside in the garden there are signs of spring too with my lovely yellow wallflowers in bloom.

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I have to admit though it wasn’t very springlike here this morning as it was wild, windy and wet but the afternoon has picked up nicely with even the glimpse of a blue sky.

January has gone by in a flash, hasn’t it, one month of pre-spring down and one more to go until ‘real’ spring!

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Thank you for all your lovely comments on the ‘Valentine Girls’, they were listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday evening and sold out in three minutes. Unfortunately listing them altogether at a certain time means that some of the bunnies ended up in more than one cart at the same time and it was the person who pushed the PayPal button first that got the rabbit, leaving some very disappointed people wondering where the rabbit in their cart has disappeared to. I think that maybe next time I will list them over a period of 24 hours to see if that helps.

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I have started on a new set of bunnies for February, no theme this month just a few ideas that need to come out my head!!

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I’ll leave with a photo of the sky above my house taken just a few minutes ago!

Thanks as always for dropping in to see me, wishing you all a lovely pre-springy weekend.

Happy weekend! :)

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