live from Laura’s garden diary !
“Wet weather has stopped the final step. I was going to put a small border between the new seat & deck, but it’s a bit muddy to be digging out the old holly tree, hopefully we might get a dry spell before it gets frosty”
deck in the corner
The rocks on the side of the decking link in nicely with the rockery
New arbour seat, waiting for honeysuckle to grow over it next year. Final border will go behind it, leading to deck.
An old granite seat has made great edging as the garden slopes down, to replace the rotten log roll
The tree is to come out, then the new border can be completed. Z’s sandpit is going on the slabs.
He says I have to plant ferns in the border so that if he has dinosaurs in the sandpit they have something to eat!!!
|Oct 27, 2013|
Let’s see what there is in store at the moment…
oh, whaou !
“It is an Acer Palmatum Dissectum, but I’ve had it about 13 years, so I can’t remember the exact variety.”, Laura wrote.
What I like in this picture is the bounty feeling : all the plants seem to wish to escape their pots and spread further, encouraged by the wild creatures nestled amongst them.
|Oct 24, 2013|
I loved this place !
On my way to family north of London, Ally and I had a stopover at Hever castle, the childhood home of Ann Boleyn.
We were struck by the maturity of the garden, its many features and vast spaces. From the Italian garden to the House, the lake and the water maze, there is plenty to gaze at. The house has been wonderfully preserved and while visiting it, you are wooshed back into the Tudor times. Amazing woodwork, decoration, and a surprise in the main gallery. You can have access to all the floors, and the quaint arrangement of rooms, the narrow doorframes, the short corridors , the many doors, the steep narrow stairs and the furniture displayed : everything is successful.
I found this place truly inspiring, I shall certainly come back some time !
|Jul 30, 2013|
Late afternoon, baking hot.
may moments of relaxation like this happen more often !
|Jul 29, 2013|
one day this week, during our slow walk to summer as it seems to be our fate this year,
I captured this moment of bliss when the heat and the sun combined their force to drag us outside !
Other treats :
funky tulips with some groove
grass showing off in front of Euphorbia
promising apple flowers
so long, dear readers !
|Jun 9, 2013|
that’s how I feel today…. tomorrow is bank holiday Monday you see !
there has been some time since I last posted a message, the mood was not right to tell you all… The weather is partly responsible : mid May and we managed to eat out only twice for this year.
So I took my daughter for a short break to Barcelona – we have so many bank holidays in May, it is the time or never ! Again, the weather was so so, but our stay could not be spoiled just because of the colour of the sky. We loved eating at the Ola tapas restaurant, very classy and tasty
we stayed in a funny kind of “hotel meet guest house” called the Vasanta hotel… I can highly recommend it for its standard and uniqueness !
Here are the few pics I’d like to share with you :
funny bottle-shaped palms
last one from the lobby of the Vasanta hotel
and that’s all folks ! I was about to say “old sport” but that’s because I saw The Great Gatsby at the movie last night, and I absolutely loooooooooooooooved it !
What’s new with you ?
|May 19, 2013|
well stay indoors !
and enjoy the colours inside, as the garden is slowly wakening from the many cold spells we have had and are still having this year.
Easter is getting near, so here is a pic of what I served with coffee after lunch :
Reims biscuits with delicous dark and white chocolate praline filled mini hens… how about it ?
|Mar 24, 2013||