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Japonica

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

There is a sprinkling of japonica flowers in my patchwork hedge – I can’t decide if they’re early or late. The leaves are turning yellow or have already dropped and there is a rather impressive display of crabapples in the hedge too.

I created this dress for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe last Spring.

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

A Fiori

patchwork tunic© Sandra Alcorn 2012

I love hedges and there are some great old ones in my neighbourhood – some with crisp lines and some overgrown in undulating curves. My front garden has a patchwork hedge, it changes with the seasons but at this time of year is a riot of colour – peachy orange japonica, white and mauve lilacs, crab apple blossom, magenta beauty bush and blousy creamy pink roses rambling through it. Reminds me of New York fashion designer Anna Sui’s clothes -a little bit romantic nostalgia and a little bit rock and roll glam.

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