Here is the start of the experiment in potting mixes. Six pots in all, five different combinations and one control. The plant of choice French/African Marigolds or a hybrid of.
Here is an experiment that I had to do before I tackled the big one for the Field of Quilts. Two layers of wadding - Hobbs Polydown and Hobbs Organic Cotton Bleached. This is in the early stages, at the moment it is off the machine as I unpicked a bit, and I'll put it on tonight and finish it off. After that I'll have to wash it and then block it. At this stage I have no idea how I'm blocking it, however there will be a way. I just had to put a photo of it as I think that it is gorgeous.
Had a bit if a bake Fest today - just the weather for it - we were all cosy inside and the rain was lashing down outside. What did I cook - Orange and Almond Dessert Cake, six dozen short breads, rice pudding and chicken, bacon and white wine casserole. The smell of the Orange Cake was divine - almost heady.