DAY 4: Jan – June 2022

Coming Reinstalled in Garden D: Monday 17th January 2022. Approx. 1.45 pm

It was one of those beautiful sunny, crisp winter days and what was wondeful to see and photograph was the play of light and shadows on and around the cloth after I had installed it.

Saturday 16th February 2022. Approx. 5.30pm

Changes noted: The panel was fixed to the bamboo fencing via a hook at the top left and stitched with cotton thread at the righthand side. The host informed me that she had to take the panel down because of the high winds, the stitching hadn’t been strong enough to hold it. I duly re-hooked, and this time wired or sewed the panel at each of its three corners hoping that this would do the job. I suspect the panel had been down for some time, I had been unable to visit for a while.

Saturday 22nd March 2022. Approx. 6.35pm

Changes noted: I was glad to see that it was still in place. Very little change, if any, was noted to the panel itself – this has been the case throughout this project – it seems to be in a very sheltered spot. The garden around the panel had however changed, the planters previously under the panel, moved to one side and bushes and the tree to its right had been heavily pruned. One of main reasons for pruning was to enable more light into the garden, yet for now, it was rather barren, though perhaps with an air of expectation. Standing further back, a tub of flowering daffodils quietly reminded us, as dusked approached on a cold March evening, that spring was, if not totally evident in this garden as yet, on its way.

Tuesday 29th March 2022

Changes noted: The clocks changed on the 27th March so despite being rainy and grey the day is still lighter than at, approximately, the same time as the week before. The daffodils are still in full flower but are now joined (seen in the background of the photograph) by some newly blossoming purple flowers in a pot near the panel. More detailed photographs of the cloth show more weathered surfaces, though this may have been exaggerated by the rain. 

Wednesday 20th April 2022.

A photograph sent by host shows little change in the cloth but a tub of tulips now growing on the right-hand side of the panel.