Monday, 16 April 2012

Latest pics from Durlston










Sunday, 8 April 2012

The knitted greenhouse made by Purlesque knit and stitch group, the Lighthouse, Poole








The first showing of the completed knitted Greenhouse.
Thank you to all the ladies who contributed and to Marion for overseeing and finishing the project.


I spent 4 hours at Durlston Country Park yesterday mending some bits of the garden and re stuffing the sagging plant pots and flower baskets. I also sewed on Daisy's five little black flies - put them on the plate of sausages in the picnic - looks very life like.

It is a very busy exhibition and the children love it!

Durlston have done a children's activity sheet which is a great idea and we got through about 50 sheets from 12 - 3.30!

It is very very busy because it is Easter Hols and it needs tidying on a regular basis. It is stewarded by Durlston volunteers, but if anybody reading this goes to visit please can they have a tidy and repair please.

Some beautiful comments in the visitor's book - almost made me cry!

I will be over again later in the week.

More photos to follow.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

News from Durlston Country Park Swanage

Big thank you to the Durlston Staff and Ali and his girlfriend Caroline for all their help in setting up and for providing us with a great team of volunteers who got the garden up in record time and even managed to assemble the greenhouse without the printed instructions - they seem to have got lost so need to colour code the joints!
We were just starting to flag when the ladies hockey team turned up to help and they erected the grape vine in under an hour when it took one volunteer a day last time.

I would get very fat if I worked at Durlston as they sell Purbeck Ginger ice cream - had to have one everyday we were there!

Garden looks great! Nice to see it up again.

Open until 24th April
11.00 - 4pm each day

Going over tomorrow to re stuff the flower pots as they are sagging and to take photos. Might have to have another ginger ice cream too. Spotted a lovely pair of sandals in Swanage.

The Lighthouse, Poole's greenhouse looks good - its first showing since it was finished and we have put lovely things in it and plants growing up it.

Durlston is a great place to walk and the finished revamp of the castle looks good.
Dolphins around at the moment too.