Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Tunnel




The dome has begun to green up a little and I have been planting out lots of bulbs seeds and seedlings around the entrance to the dome. I' ve even divided and taken cuttings from some of my herbs and flowers so when my little girl is playing in her dome she will be surrounded by colour and fragrance. A lot of the plants are good companion plants for a vegetable plot and some are culinary, sources of natural dye and healing too. There is sweet pea, sunflower ,enula, borage, cornflower, marigold, iris, sweet cicely, nasturgeons, daffodil, fennel, oxeye daisy and chocolate mint. Next I will have to hang the pirate bunting on the inside of the dome and the Jolly Roger flag to the wall behind the swing.

I managed to squeeze in a little time to finish off the tunnel yesterday. I wanted to create a sensation like climbing down the rabbit hole when entering the tunnel for the willow dome. The tunnel is curved and taller at the entrance and considerably smaller at the point which it meets the dome.

17 comments:

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

You are doing so much interesting stuff! The garden looks wonderful so full of green potential!

Jasmine said...

Thank you Elizabeth. I spend a lot of time in the garden when the weather allows it. It does distract my energies and attention away from art though :) x

joanne May said...

I love the idea of a willow tunnel and dome covered in scented flowers!:-)
This is such a magical idea Jasmine.
I think all children and adults will enjoy playing in this beautiful natural sculpture.
xx

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine, It has been ages and ages since we have chatted. What a very creative garden area you have created for you and your lovely daughter. Love the willow path and play area. Love it. Happy Spring. Hugs Judy

Valerianna said...

I wanna come play in there, especially to sit and smell the wonderful, fragrant offerings you planted nearby..... sweet pea blending with chocolate mint, mmmm.

Fiona said...

What a magical childhood you are creating for her.

La Dolce Vita said...

you have been busy in the garden! how lucky you are!! we still have brown grass and chill winds, gardening begins in April here... til then I can live vicariously thru you! xx's

Barb Forrister said...

What an absolutely fantastic garden! Truly a magical and inviting place! Would love to see it when it is in full bloom. I can only imagine...how wonderful it will be!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the birthday wish! When I was little we had a huge willow tree in our yard. That was my playhouse. I would crawl in with my dolls and there was a nice blanket to sit on. Many afternoons were spent in there and fond memories made. Your little one will love it.

Tammie said...

This is so exciting, and beautiful and magical. You are creating experience for now and memories divine for later. I bow to you.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your garden is glorious, Jasmine. :) I love the tunnel - it's so glorious and magical. Theresa

Debrina said...

Reminds me of Totoro's little sleeping den. I'm keen to try this myself for Jason. Can't wait to see it in leaf!

Crafty Green Poet said...

willow tunnel as rabbit hole, excellent idea!

Phoenix C. said...

Oh what a lovely place! It sounds and looks fantastic and all those flowers will be so magical.

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

What a good job you are doing, just htink it will grow with your daughter, depending on how long you live there, she will always it, it wont be left to rot as time goes by and then be rubbish, it will always be fresh and of its time.

yvette said...

Naomi has such a fantastic mother

Robyn said...

Beautiful!