Ted Secombe ceramics amongst Canna Bengal Tiger
Last week we placed a number of finials onto the sprinklers in the warm borders. In theory these rather startling objects are meant to disguise them, the sprinklers that is. Most of the garden is never watered but occasionally we need to water the perennials and so we have always had these rather irritating sprinklers lurking amongst the flowers. Now, one way to disguise an object is to pretend it is something else altogether - perhaps an art object, and what better way to turn some sprinklers into an fascinating series of art objects than by attaching a set of crystaline-glazed ceramics by Ted Secombe? That's the theory of the project anyway. And they are certainly catching the attention of passer bys.
With Rosa moysii Geranium
Coming out of Helenium var.
floruit floret floreat
Much of the reason for this newsletter, Ian will be spending that weekend at Cloudehill working on another project and so this will be the chance for everyone interested in 'letter cutting' to come along and see the artist at work. Ian happily takes commissions and we have one or two of his pieces already on display and he is very happy to chat as he works. It is awe inspiring. Come along and you will see what I mean. He will be working near the entrance to the Diggers Nursery (at Cloudehill) Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April.
Also, The Diggers Club will be mounting a display at this year's Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at Carlton Gardens, 29th March - 2nd April. The very kind summer we have been having has been ideal for growers to prepare for this year's show, so standards should be high. If you've not been for a while, this might be the one to see. While you are wandering watch out for the Diggers crowd.
See you in the garden – Jeremy Francis