It's around this time of year that the allotment starts to yield some proper crops at last. The strawberries have started to fruit, and there really is nothing more Summery than eating a freshly picked strawb on a sunny morning. This week we have also harvested a few elderflowers, and made cordial and started some champagne. The cordial makes a delicious addition to the strawberries, sweet and fragrant.
I cut myself a bouquet from the allotment border- the Nigella and Knautia look lovely, and I adore the parsnip flowers which I allow to go to seed for next years crop. Parsnip flowers make me sneeze like crazy, but the almost coconut scent is worth it!
I'm a printmaker based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. I make screen prints, etchings and lino cuts, inspired by the British countryside and its' wildlife.
I've produced design for Ikea, The Artgroup, Woodmansterne,Tate Publishing and Art Print Japan, and I regularly exhibit my work at galleries and art events throughout the U.K.
I like vintage furniture, books and ceramics. And I love gardening and my allotment.