The first sunshine for weeks these past days and we are busy preparing the summer borders for the season. Most of the weeding and dividing has been completed and we are on to one of my favourite jobs – filling gaps (which always mysteriously appear after every winter). There are all sorts of new plants available, such enticing things as Veronicastrum Coen Jensen, Geranium Dragon Heart, and Sanguisorba Nettlesworth Wand. These are from Antique Perennials, all still rather rare and occasional limited batches will be available in Diggers nurseries wherever you happen to be.
For fans of Cloudehill artists, Ted Secombe will be exhibiting a collection of porcelain ceramics entitled ‘Teapots and Miniatures’. Anyone who remembers Ted’s Cloudehill Exhibitions of years gone by and his very elegant and very richly colored enormous pieces will be astounded. These pieces are tiny! And perfect in every way!
Check his website www.tedsecombe.com to see what I mean. His gallery can be found at 240 Bleases Lane, Dixons Creek (Near Yarra Glen) and the show runs throughout the weekend of the 19th & 20th of November.
This summer we begin our Twilight Events with Ozact putting on Macbeth, the Scottish play no less, and this morning I’ve been having tremendous fun helping design the poster. Of course, we needed something with a nerve-tingling edge to it. The castle behind Macbeth is not really Scottish though, it’s on the Island of Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland and only dates to around 1550 rather than the early Kings of Scotland but don’t you think the sky is fantastic?
One thing to keep in mind – this summer the Ozact players are putting on their Cloudehill show the last weekend of December Fri 30 & Sat 31. This means two things – number one, fans of Ozact have the chance to take in Macbeth as a prelude to whatever else they have planned for December 31. Macbeth will finish around nine, leaving plenty of time to move on to other things. Also, staging Shakespeare in December frees up January for something rather special. We have some interesting things coming up in our Twilight Event Series. Watch this space!
Tickets are on sale courtesy of Trybooking. So, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas stocking filler - why not buy a few tickets and bring family & friends?
See you in the garden