Patchwork plants

Hydrangea macrophylla - mophead hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla – mophead hydrangea

I’ve been inspired by nature from an early age. In particular, I love plants and have fond memories of helping my father with his allotments. He taught me to identify common plants and to grow vegetables from seed.

Knautia arvensis - field scabious
Knautia arvensis – field scabious

The success of animal species is dependent on protecting plant habitats, so I have supported the charity Plantlife for many years.

Vanessa atalanta - red admiral
Vanessa atalanta – red admiral

Plantlife carries out many campaigns, run 23 nature reserves in the UK and are active internationally.

Euphorbia peplus - petty spurge
Euphorbia peplus – petty spurge

Plantlife has launched the “Patchwork Meadow” project, in which they are asking people to design a square, inspired by flowers or plants, using any textile technique (sewing, weaving, knitting, lace, felt, painting, printing etc).

Summer meadow

You will find an information leaflet about the project here.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - English bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta – English bluebell