Sunday, 16 March 2014

Gardening etc

Earlier this week we had bare root hedge plants delivered to extend our Beech hedge. Jan dug  the trench and planted them herself during the week-
It is a splendid addition to the garden already. On Saturday morning we bought some compost  and plants at the garden centre. Most of the rest of the day was spent moving ,dividing and planting.We finished the border around tea time. Although cold it was a most enjoyable day. It is now Sunday morning and I hope later today to try out a simple skirmish or two with the Mythical Earth figures.
Yestreday I was looking for ideas for styling Middle Earth other than Peter Jackson's.Old favourites came off the shelf-
The annotated Hobbit has many interesting drawings from Slovak,Swedish and other versions of the story including this Elven King from a 1957 German version-
An old favourite is the bestiary below-

Filled with inspiration and enjoyment still.


  1. I have a copy of the Bestiary - an excellent book !

  2. My parents have a beech hedge and it's a lovely thing. Here in Ohio we're still waiting for this unusually cold and persistent winter to loosen its grip before we can plant outside. At least we can get some plants seeded indoors.

  3. Good sources there! I have both the Annotated Hobbit and a few Middle Earth books by David Day.