Thursday, 31 May 2012

Enjoying the Sunshine!

Well, I knew it was tempting fate to write about the lovely weather when I started the post last night. Hopefully it will be back soon.

The little area by the back door is looking good now the pelargoniums and hostas are out.  I found some solar powered lanterns that brighten up the fence and come on at night that are great fun!


The window planters are filling out. I went for a blue/mauve/white theme that looks good against the bricks I think, especially as it's shady all afternoon.



And the veg plot is looking tidy. I think this is the first time for many years that I've kept on top of the weeds before they get out of hand!


I thought I deserved a treat, so some strawberries, meringue nests and a big pot of Jersey cream found their way into the shopping trolley.  All smooshed up together, what could be simpler, or more delicious.  


I'm still undecided on the pattern of my next crochet blanket, but I've chosen colours to go with my favourite Cath Kidston blanket and duvet cover.  Hopefully I'll find time soon to play around with some ideas. 


Looking forward to the Jubilee weekend,  hope you all have a good one :)
xxx

26 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, love the window boxes, and your garden is wonderful.

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  2. The veg garden and window boxes look wonderful! The strawberry mashed with meringue and cream looks delicious!
    June

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  3. Oh I love the area by your back door, it lots so tranquil and inviting, looking forward to seeing it all in full bloom :) Quite fancy some strawberries myself, have to pop to the shops methinks! x

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  4. I love your bench and the solar powered lanterns! Such pretty window boxes too. How exciting to start a new crocheted blanket! Wow! Strawberries and Jersey cream with crushed meringues! Sounds like a good life to me!

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  5. Your yard is gorgeous! So green and lush! My Canadian garden is just beginning -hopefully mine can catch-up with yours! Your new yarn project is going to be lovely. I love that plaid blanket and those yarns match perfectly!!

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  6. The garden looks so lovely, you most def have a beautiful shade of green fingers.
    Also love the colors you have for you new project, gorgeous!!!
    Lol Karen x

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  7. Ooh your garden is looking lovely! Scrummy pud too - one of our summer family favourites! Can wait to see you next crochet project, such beautiful coloured yarn!
    Victoria xx

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  8. I love your solar lanterns and window planters. Your vegetable garden looks so neat and weed free!
    I'll look forward to seeing your crochet project,the colours are fantastic.
    Sarah x

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  9. Your vegetable patch is amazing! That is lovely coloured yarn. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

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  10. ooooh i am SO jealous of your vegetable patch.

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  11. Wow - your garden is looking amazing - love that cosy corner with all the pots and watering cans. Your choice of colours for the window box are a nice mix - I have gone for white and gold - a change of direction for me, but looking very sunny.

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  12. Preciosas las jardineras y me gusta tu huerto tán ordenado.La manta de Cath Kidson me encánta.Un saludo desde España.

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  13. What a perfect place to sit and knit or crochet with that beautiful yarn.

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  14. You have a lovely vegetable patch - I'd love to be able to grow in my garden rather than on an allotment but we just haven't the space.

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  15. I just love the seven balls of wool on the blanket as a colour photo in its own right

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    1. Thank you. You can't really go wrong with Cath K and balls of wool. I just love the colours :)

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  16. Your veg patch looks so produtive already, and it looks so weed free. I've got lots of work to do on my allotment to rid it of weeds. I love the colours you've chosen for your next blanket, it will go really well with your Cath bedding.

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  17. Your flowers and garden are all looking so nice. And I love your yarn colors - very cheerful.

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  18. What a pretty garden :-) And your veg patch looks fab!! Hope the sunny weather comes back soon! x

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  19. You have a lovely garden, also with the raised beds! I like Cat Kidston also, and have a lot of things from her.

    Sigrun from Germany

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  20. I am sooo jealous of your veg patch....
    my garden is not big enough for one so I have an allotment and I can never seem to get it looking tidy!
    may I also say yor flowers look so beautiful...

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  21. Your garden is just beautiful; very inviting. Looks like a nice place to sit awhile and stitch. Love your yarn colors. I am crocheting a granny square afghan in Cath colors (sort of). I love her things but there are almost none here in the US.

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  22. Such a beautiful garden :D Your bit by the backdoor doesn't look much smaller than my house's entire courtyard garden. Luckily I have open fields across the road for the whippets. I have to ask ... does Lottie nibble the plants? My lot take great delight in munching on everything I grow!

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  23. fabulous wool and gardens look lovely i would love to visit them
    I'll be putting up a new post and please comment on it i hardly get comments
    LOL

    Ella xxxx

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  24. Your garden is so pretty! :)
    I used to keep a beautiful hosta but the slugs got it one year and it never grew again. I think it's time I bought another.
    I'm a fan of Cath Kidston too and love your colour choices for the wool. Whatever pattern you go for, I'm sure the crochet blanket will look gorgeous. :)

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  25. I love your window box and the veg plot is so well tended. It's really interesting in the months I've been reading your blog to see the way you put colour and pattern together with your plants, crochet and quilts. You have such a natural skill for beautiful combinations.

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