Friday 20 November 2015

20 Nov : Design

The Lady and the Unicorn : À mon seul désir
(Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris)

MrsM decides that she will not be idle during the winter months but will dedicate herself to a study of garden design through the centuries (although not necessarily in sequence) which will facilitate a profound understanding of the untapped potential of her garden.

There is much to learn from the medieval concept of Hortus conclusus and so MrsM decides to start with the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry 'Taste' .

Notes to Self:
* must have wild flower lawn
* black grass unusual choice - hardy?
* dwarf rabbits - v.cute - hire?

* lawn edging! yes!!
* rose trellis too low for privacy if knight drops in for tea
* strong use of pollarded trees but too high to pick fruit
* long cape to prevent wet dog paws - nice idea
* need parakeet or similar to eat from hand
* is there enough space for unicorn?


  1. Very much looking forward to the photos of how you have managed to incorporate these interesting features into your own growing space! I have dinner mats with this particular picture, so will have the regular opportunity to contemplate whether I should consider a domestic Unicorn as a source of manure for my allotment .

  2. Might train MissM to hold basin in centre of lawn. A perfect conversation piece when we have the neighbours in for a BBQ. Unicorns are problematic because Hooves.

  3. virtual hooves, would only be a virtual problem.

    1. Don't tell Spade and Dagger because virtual unicorn manure is not going to work magic at the allotment.

  4. A monkey and a lion might prove a tad too high-maintenance.

    1. You are seeing only problems and not opportunities - you need to adjust your mindset.

  5. As above, I am concerned about them too.

    1. Don't you just love the fox with his paws tucked up in front of him so neatly watching the rabbits frolic in the flowers!


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