Friday, 11 June 2010

...and a few more

National Cake Scheme...

If you take an uninitiated friend with you to visit yellow book gardens, overeating of cake is certain. We visited 5 gardens in our area last sunday and oh dear, we had tea 4 times! It would have been 5 times, however one garden hadn't bothered to lay on anything except some warm, watered down, vile squash which had to be fetched by the visitors from a gloomy shed.
Ah, but the cakes on offer elsewhere were truly magnificent. Carrot, chocolate brownie, strawberry and cream sponge, lemon drizzle, refrigerator cake, scones with jam and cream! In case you are wondering we shared them, but this didn't lessen the rather regretful sick feeling which ensued all the way home. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of these gorgeous delights but shot the plants instead.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Summertime and the livin' is easy...

A perfectly lovely day, just me and my sweet girl. We took our cameras and headed for Kew, into Kew Palace's herb garden where the blue flowering flax matched the June sky. A location sure to inspire and satisfy the senses, just breathe.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Blink..and the garden grows...

My garden would appear to be on speed! The much awaited iris started to flower, just one , but hours later every single bud had opened, on every single plant..yikes, slow down, at this rate my garden will be all over by bedtime...

Didn't we have a lovely time?

...The day we went to chelsea

Highs... overdosing on the excitement of seeing a shipload of gorgeous plants and inspiring show gardens
talking with nurseries and growing experts
having a photographic field day!
Lows... not enough time to see it all
the one who shall remain nameless but elbowed me in the face whilst pointing wildly at Claire Balding prancing round Andy's garden...yes dear, she is on tv, get over it!