Islesolation gallery

Welcome to the garden, have you been busy gardening during lockdown? Share your creativity in full bloom here, or perhaps some wildlife photography. 

Flower Bouquet Blessing

The story, With floristry as a hobby I wondered how we could bring some joy through flowers during the challenging times. I approached friends and a local supermarket who provided some of their discounted flowers for free weekly .We used flowers and foliage from our own gardens too. We were donated floristry ribbons and made lots of decorated vases from jam jars ,Each week we nominated a Care Home on The Island and showered them with flowers .We have donated approximately 260 bouquets and arrangements to date .The group had varying skills and have gained as much from participating as the receiver .We will continue in the Spring of 2021 . This project has now become part of the Charity Care Home Friends on the Island.

Wildlife of the West Wight

Glyn Locke

Wildlife of the West Wight

Glyn Locke

Wildlife of the West Wight

Glyn Locke

Wildlife of the West Wight

Glyn Locke

Wildlife of the West Wight

Glyn Locke

Fungi

Garden Visitor

Bike Ornament Upcycling

Linda

'Still having fun and enjoy walks in the sunshine and fresh air.'

Sharon Tate

I have planted out all of the flowers underneath the umbrella tree to add an abundance of colour. It is a work in progress.

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

"An afternoon on the Mill pond"

Caro .P

"An afternoon on the Mill pond"

Caro .P

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

frosty mornings

Saffron Anderson

Sharing Smiles

In February I decided it would be nice to make family walks more entertaining.  I decided to start hiding pebbles (aka smiles) for people to find and keep, randomly rehide, or pass on to someone in need of a smile (e.g. leaving it on the doorstep of a potentially lonely neighbour).  I also laid story trails to follow (though these were sadly taken); and attempted to create snake trails in the hope of creating community spirit (though lots have added to it over the last year, the stones, including numerous snake heads, have sadly been taken, leaving only one barely surviving on the way to Quarr).  Since, I’ve created interactive free to enter competitions and further story stones donated to island good causes.

Steve has been busy inventing a more sustainable seed tray.