Looking Lush

At the moment if feels like we are living in the times of Noah’s ark – it started to rain nearly two weeks ago and has hardly stopped since with no end currently in sight but nobody still seems to be sure whether or not the hose pipe ban has been lifted???? Not that we need to use them anyway given the current climate conditions.  Despite the predominant overcast skys spring is still blooming away everywhere you go and seems even more vigorous fuelled by the heavy downpours.  A recent lunchtime pop to the sandwich shop revealed different blooms with nearly every step.  The plants are so grateful for the rain but I am hoping it will move on soon – anybody know how to do the sundance? In the meantime keep on a singing in the rain.

Even the puddles are looking lush

Dancing petals
Beautiful blousey blooms
Spring romance is alive and kicking

It’s raining blossom

Some lilac had fallen from it’s bush so I took it back to brighten up my workspace
I’m singing in the rain

In The Name Of Progress


Well after major devestation to the house, garden and the grafters the hardscape is finally down phew! We can now  start clearing the debris from the bomb site and begin to realise the vision. Peace will reign once more on this shore.  An oasis of calm will be instated over the coming months.

Observing the stone after a rainfall and admiring how it enhances their beauty even more I certainly realise they were so well worth the cost –  never compromise on a good stone.   I got this one  from Adrian Hall garden centre where they have a vast array to choose from – check them out they have various locations around the capital.

The Vision (subject to change)
There’s no going back now – onwards and upwards!
The new pathways made from
lovely tumbled textured natural stone

Out with the old – with a little help from my friends
Timberrrrr The conifers come a tumbling down

Glossy Green Laurel Leaves will grow into a manageable mature hedge over time to give a little privacy to the small front garden

watch out for more updates and development of this space throughout the coming months

Say it with Pictures

How fortunate we have been here in the UK enjoying a very sunny and early Spring – recent pictures from the garden put it all into words

A little bit of urban wilderness

Pots amongst the forget me nots
Wonder where this path leads to……………….
More tea vicar
Ah go on now ya will ya will
Sweet Messages
One stick or two?

Where there is tea there is cake
white chocolate cup cakes
happy 13th birthday asheebee
Wish my lemon tree was producing these
Zesty soaps from Bronnley