Friday, 13 May 2011

Tonic

43 comments:

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your garden looks lovely - really cottage garden-ey. I too love spending time pottering in the garden - and it's so uplifting, isn't it? Such a great time of year now, when everything's coming into flower - fab! Abby x

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Me encantan las flores de tu jardín están preciosas.

cupcakejojo said...

I can so see why your garden heals you, it's ever so pretty!

Jo x

busybusybeejay said...

Yours is my kind of garden.I don't like neat ordered flower beds.I love a real mix.You have got things out in your garden which aren't out in mine in North Wales.We have been entertained by a nesting blackbird and her babies but they have flown the nest today.I feel quite bereft!

Sofisan said...

Oh, lovely post and what a super little garden you have! and you are so far ahead of us here in Sweden we are still on the tulips!

Pomona said...

It looks really beautiful - my flowers are still to come, and it was all a bit too grey to be tempted outside today!

Pomona x

Rubyred said...

I love your garden, so pretty and flower filled! An ideal spot for a bit of relaxation!
Your toes look very pretty too!
Rachel x

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Could not agree more! Your garden is a feast for the eyes. Smart tootsies! xx

topchelseagirl said...

Just my kind of garden!

Pretty at Heart said...

Wow what a lovely packed garden! Hope mine is more like that this year! - its gorgeous.

-x-

periwinkle said...

It's beautiful.

KC'sCourt! said...

Beawtuful just beautiful
Julie xxxxxx

Peeriemoot said...

Your garden is lovely :-). I can't believe how many flowers you have already!

Christina said...

LOVE your garden! Isn't it wonderful to have a garden. I've been slowly working on our backyard - too much grass. But it's slow going. Perhaps someday it will look as over-flowing as your garden!

LissyLou said...

beautiful garden x

i love the pixie glasses in your header pic, where are they from?

Twiggy said...

So pretty. I love spending time in the garden, so uplifting.
Twiggy x

ashley said...

I have to say I really love your garden!
I've only just got into gardening myself.. although struggling to organise my time a little better though..! I have about a million seedlings that need potting up! :S
May I ask what those tall lilac coloured flowers are called..? I love them!

Rose H (UK) said...

I love that the plants are closely grown so that no weeds can push through. No wonder it eases you :o)

Amanda said...

I think when life gets heavy gardens seem to strip us back to nature. Funny enough after a bit of a stressful day, just a few minutes picking off yellow leaves and checking things out made me feel good. Your garden has bags of character.

Barrijayne said...

I love your garden it's absolutely beautiful!

Sadly, I don't have a garden or balcony, so I just fill my windowsills and the space outside my front door with a variety of plants. xx

VintageVicki said...

Your garden looks gorgeous - I can imagine sitting there reading CL & drinking tea :)

Ann C. said...

Your garden is beautiful! Like you, some days I don't know where I'd be without my little patch as well. Thanks for sharing it with us!

The mum of all trades said...

Your garden looks lovely. Mine is so far from the level yours is at. This time a year a go it literaly was a field. The only avantage is the soil is good. But it is just devoid of character at the minute and I have to be patient and keep working at it, even thoguh I want it to be lovely like RIGHT now! lol

charl said...

you have a beautiful garden..the colours all look amazing together.. no wonder it has become your little haven.. i only have a little yard but once i have the pots full of colour i wander up and down it like its somthing from the chelsea flower show!!..
charl
x

Please may I? said...

What a stunning garden you have. We have been living in our home or years however I have only just got into my gardening. I'm excepting that I'm not the best gardener and that I should let it do it's own thing.

Your photos always look so colourful and lift spirits too.

X x

Bobo Bun said...

Always think your garden looks fabulous, really inviting with so much to look at. No wonder it lifts you being out there. I was thinking again I wonder how you create such a beautiful garden and then you share some of your tips. It's given me more faith that maybe I could just jump in and chuck stuff in hoping for the best. Wish I had your green fingers though Steph.

X

**Anne** said...

Your garden is beautiful. I totally understand the whole lifting of spirits thing from being out in garden. I'm envious of you today because we are in a very cold autumn over here with wet weather.
What do you do in winter when you need a lift?
Anne xx

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden, it looks like perfect therapy.
I used to have white Jacob's Ladder but it disappeared, the blue version does well though.
Carol xx

Heather L. said...

Your garden is just gorgeous. My sister and I take turns "investing" in the British Country Living because it brings us so much joy and relaxation.

LandGirl1980 said...

What a glorious space!!

Sandi said...

A very pretty cottage garden, one that I would love to wander in or sit with a cuppa. One day I will have that very garden.
x Sandi

Tabiboo said...

Ahhh such beauties - and I love your matching toes and flowers Steph, very cheery stuff.

I think you and I were doing the same thing yesterday, but my brain hurt too much for words.

Have a lovely day,

Nina xxx

melanie said...

You have such a lovely garden :) xx

Joanne said...

Yours is officially my favourite UK blog...you share all my favourite things in such a beautiful way!
Thank you!
Joanne

Mag said...

The garden magic works on me too!

I love the red daisy! Will have to try and learn its name!

I'm a bit 'macro-mad' so I photograph the garden that way. General views never quite work for me - there's either something in the way or else the detail doesn't show up well enough.

Cookie Jar said...

Fantastic garden, Just the place to lift your spirit. I would be lost without my patch. a bit of pottering can make the world a better place

Julie said...

What an absolutely beautiful garden you have made. Thanks for giving us a look round it. I've followed your lovely blog for months now but never actually commented - that's very rude of me and I will try and do better!

Miss Holly said...

This is one of the really beautiful gardens....I just love it!!

karen said...

Your garden is a real treasure, makes me want to be a better gardener, so inspiring.
ps luv your blog been reading it for about 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Your garden is truely delightful. I love following your blog, it's so inspiring and makes me want to visit England even more..i'll definitely get there one day! By the way what's the name of that white flower? it's so beautiful.
Warmest Regards, Susan.

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It is such a very beautiful and amazing photographs you shared with us. I also planted this same flowers in my garden also.

strongbow said...

I have just stumbled across your blog, that is usually how I find good blogs, I live in Australia and we are just going into Winter, I love reading UK blogs because your climate is so different to ours. It great to read about your gardeing and your life in general especially your charityshop jaunts. I look forward to reading more about you and your beautiful life and family.

craftyclaire said...

Just found your blog, really lovely. Can I be so cheeky and ask you where you got your lovely sandals from? Thank you clairenoake at hotmail.com