Friday, 5 July 2013

gardeners delight...

As those of you who pass by here now and again will know, I am split between two homes and two gardens at the moment. This is a mixed blessing. Infinitely difficult in many ways but equally full of small joys. Like this clematis which burst into flower whilst I was away.

This is in my tiny terraced rented garden and I honestly can't remember it from last year. Perhaps it did flower but certainly not as profusely as it has this year.

Even on a dull day it is brightening up this little space and I am enjoying the view from my kitchen window at the moment...

Meanwhile, back at the 'other' garden I feel as though I'm trying to immortalise what's there in little snapshots in time.

It is proving something of a challenge to maintain it from a distance but the borders still have a bit of colour that hasn't got too unruly just yet. The honeysuckle has gone a bit mad but smells heavenly. And there is the promise of more to come - delphiniums and hollyhocks shooting skywards, just hope I can time my visits when they are flower!

Last week I uncovered from the slightly rampant purple loosestrife this little rose, which has rather floppy, downward facing flowers but a really lovely fragrance.

I have decided to take pleasure in the small things and maybe one day I'll have another space to recreate the things I've loved. After all, as my boys keep reminding me, 'its only a garden' and there will be other places to plant beautiful things.



  1. Wow, such a difference between the photos today and the photos when you started to whip it into shape. You've done a marvellous job.
    xXx Helen

  2. Good plan, looking for simple pleasures and living in the moment! The clematis is lovely!
    Kathy x

  3. Our clematis is looking so very pretty, and all your hard work has payed off the other garden is look good.

  4. Even though you are only there some of the time, it still looks better than my garden - which is in a sorry state.

  5. Hello, been a while, I have moved house myself just recently and it has been a horrid process! Happy belated birthday and the photo of you is lovely. I love your garden too such beautiful flowers, this garden is not bad, more bushes and trees than flowers, my mum planted some bulbs and nasturtium, so I will have a bit of color over Spring and Summer, much nicer house than the one I was in.
    Take care lovely xoxo Sandi

  6. Wow You have worked hard ! I love your little garden with Clematis blooming.
    Yes, it is only a garden in life's rich tapestry.

  7. It must take lots of hard work keeping 2 gardens going, they both look lovely - I particularly like the rose, always my favourite flower.

    1. Thankyou Jay, the hard bit about it is not really having time to enjoy it! I love roses too, the fragrant ones are just lovely and make me think of summer x


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