Tuesday, 21 May 2013

In the spirit of Chelsea Flower Show

Here are a few photographs of my own little garden in the English countryside.  Very small but I love it and even mowed the lawn this evening in honour of the great Chelsea Flower Show.  I haven't been for about 15 years but this year I have a ticket and cannot wait.

Roses just coming up after their winter prune each side of the back door

Love the green of this Japanese maple

Violas in the hanging basket

Again one of the roses - healthy growth but I hope flowers will be good

Love how aquielegas self seed everywhere
Newly mown lawn....

Looking through the back wooden door

The wisteria is very late this year



Bluebells to the right of the front door


Planted this rosemary last week - it's doing well
Hoping to pick up lots of ideas and more inspiration at the greatest flower show in the world this week.

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  1. What a lovely cottage garden. Have loads of fun at the flower show...I am *envious!*

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    1. Thank you so much... So looking forward to my visit. X

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  2. I love your cottage and garden. Would you consider doing a post on the interior?
    It oozes charm and looks like it could be in Country Living magazine my fave from the UK.

    If I lived in the UK I'd go to The Chelsea Garden Show too!
    Enjoy yourself!

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    1. Thanks for the idea Hostess!

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  4. Lovely garden shots, have fun at Chelsea, I love the Oz best in show garden - and the way they celebrated :D

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    1. Totally agree - they were all sooo happy! Nice to see. x

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  5. What a charming cottage garden,aaah the wonderful smell of a freshly mown lawn.HB was at Chelsea yesterday re the physic garden.Myself have not been for ages gets too crowded for my enjoyment.
    Hope you have enjoyed your day,did you see Prince Harry's 'Forget -Me-Not garden,can't wait to hear your thoughts on the show.

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    1. Yes... it was really too crowded for complete enjoyment I have to agree.. Will do a post on Chelsea and on Paris soon. x

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  6. So lovely to meet today... and to put a face to a blog!
    xv

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    1. Likewise you Vicki... so wonderful to meet you. x

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  7. Your garden's better than Chelsea - ha ha! Good to see you again last night x

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  8. And you - great to see you as well. You're so kind - think my little garden is photogenic - always looks better in photos than close up !! x

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So lovely to hear from you....