News Stories from September 2018

Gardening: Maintaining An Eco-Friendly Lawn guest blog by Gus Stewart

Story posted: 21. September 2018 by Lizzie Harper

This blog is guest-written by Gus Stewart , who generously wrote another blog on the importance of bees recently.  In light of the hot, dry weather we had here in the UK at the start of the summer, here are his tips for the garden for the next time the weather burns hot.  All illustrations by me, Lizzie.

Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lawn

Water shortages happen frequently in some parts of our country and they can damage the beautiful lawn you’ve maintained. In fact, you may have given up on the idea of a nice lawn because you want to conserve water.…

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Cowslip botanical illustration: Sketchbook study

Story posted: 7. September 2018 by Lizzie Harper

Late this spring, I completed a private commission to illustrate the Cowslip, Primula veris , as if doing a sketchbook study.

Sketckbook study sheet of the Cowslip

These are almost my favourite sort of commission as I can spend time really getting to know the plant, examing it from different angles, dissecting out its structures, checking out its growth habit, and exploring the intricacies of leaf venation and petal colour.

I've completed illustrations of cowslips for clients before, but not in this forensic sketchbook detail.

Cowslip illustration…

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