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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Good news, bad news....

First the good news.....


 These are my, now finished, latest batch of brooches.  They are all made from voile and all have a matching / contrasting button or two in the middle.I really love these and just know they would be really perfect on a summer outfit.  If you see one you like or would like one in different colours I would be happy to make / design a special one for you.  I shall be uploading them into the shop soon but til then feel free to leave me a comment here if you are interested in buying one.  They are £4.50 each plus postage.

Now the bad / sad news......




The triffid is under attack.....If you enlarge these two pics you will see lots of very hungry caterpillars.  They are the caterpillars of the white cabbage butterfly and obviously find my triffid very tasty.  I did try to pick them off when tiny but over night they seem to have munched their way through most of the leaves on this, over 6 foot, plant!  Alas I think we have no option but to dispose of the whole plant before the hungry little critters take over the whole garden.



Finally I would just like to say thanks to Jo and Suz for dropping in for coffee this morning.  It was really lovely to see you both.

14 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

pretty cards, and a shame about the triffid.

JoZart said...

Aaahwwhh ..I do hope that the triffid manages to grow to full size faster than the catarpillars manage to munch it up.
You should fool them ... make a few quick spares of those lovely flowers and transfer them as it would keep them occupied trying to munch the voile!!!
Love JoZarty x

triciasconfetti said...

Love the brooches, shame about the triffid. I see there is a lone lady bird trying to control the critters but I agree it may be best to destroy before an invasion of mammoth proportions occurs.
x Tricia

Tracey said...

What a shame, damn critters! xxx

Suz said...

Hi Thank you for the cup of coffee and the great company both
Sorry to hear about the Triffid
Hugs X

Jane said...

Oh no poor triffid!! such a shame that you have to get rid of it...nasty little caterpillars
xx

Twiglet said...

Great to see you and Suz - looking forward to Sunday!!

BumbleVee said...

Have you tried spraying with a mix of dish detergent if you are opposed to harsh chemicals ? ... maybe....

Quirky Boots said...

aw no poor triffid x

Sarpreet said...

that is a shame, usually i have found you have to also plant something else as well to keep the pesticides away, for instance if you want to plant tomotoes - you need to plant french marigolds so insects are attracted to the marigolds and not your tomatoes. Worth looking into.

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous summery brooches, shame about the summer beasties attacking your triffid though!

Bernie said...

Aww poor triffid, what a shame! Amazing how fast those critters can appear and do so much damage. Hope they were confined to the triffid.
Blessings Bernie

Mrs A. said...

Great little brooches but how are we going to celebrate 21st June now without the trifid!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Killiecrankie Farm said...

such effective flowers with the voile, they are delightfully whispy.

Ah - I hate cabbage whites, is it any wonder I don't grow brassicas !