I’ve been playing around trying to design a logo for the blog. Not sure why but it keeps me off the streets.
Do you own a billhook? If your garden comprises mostly soft herbaceous plants and planted up pots then you probably don’t need one. But down at the Priory I use one quite often. It’s a great, if slightly alarming, tool for cutting beanpoles and the like, removing the side branches off larger branches and, of course, hedge laying. Not that I’ve laid a hedge in my life.
Anyway, thought I’d try to incorporate one into the logo.
I was quite pleased with the effect but then realised that actually it is far too apocalyptic. The billhook looks like a weapon that a Viking warrior has just whacked into a wooden post whilst he takes a breather from all that rape, pillage and slaughter.
Perhaps not quite the message I was trying to convey.
6 thoughts on “Blog Logo”
Stacy, are there black-leather-and-chains gardeners? Gosh – how intriguing! They must get very hot. And clanky.
And as to gardening scale, I also use tweezers for weeding alpines and bonsai, and for picking off aphids. Haven't tried chop sticks though. Yet.
Gee Janet. You know I'm just a pussycat.
OK, you are clearly not a man to mess with!
You might just attract a different kind of reader–the black-leather-and-chains kind of gardener rather than the peaceful plant-loving kind. Dunno–you seem more like a plant-lover, yourself.
I had to laugh at the contrast–while you're busy swinging billhooks (is a billhook something you swing?) I'm using chopsticks to pick little pebbles out of the house leeks… Gardening on a Different Scale.
Fascinating to learn about the Hedgelaying Society!
Thanks for the link, Elephant's Eye – brilliant. I love the boar. And indeed the blog.
I suspect you're right Jason. I think Solo will remain top right for the time being.
Hmmm. I do like it but I'm not sure it is right for a gardener; perhaps if you were Sweeney Todd it would be better suited. Having said that, if you made up a big one and plonked it outside the Priory then I'm sure no one would try and steal your tools!
Perhaps? How's about something more in the direction of these metal sculptures made from old garden tools?