Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Hello!

Just watching the Olympics again.   Hasn't it been great so far!   I thought Zara Phillips getting a medal from her mum was so touching.

Nearly finished the crochet hexagons, just a few left to do, then I can start joining them together.


The sweet peas are coming thick and fast every day.  I've decided they look better when separated into pale and dark bunches.  The pale ones seem to have much stronger scent, but I love them all.
I think some of my favourite dahlias were among the ones that didn't make it through the winter, but there's still plenty of lovely ones starting to flower.



Hollyhocks looking at their best at the moment.


Poppies everywhere.


The sweetcorn is doing surprisingly well,  given the rubbish summer we've had and will be ready soon.   I'll definitely grow this "Wagtail" variety again.


xxx

Edit:   Oops! just discovered a few weeks later that the sweetcorn is actually "Swift" and "Lark" varieties.  Sorry :(

31 comments:

  1. Ooh Debbie your garden is looking soooooo beautiful - amazing hollyhocks. Oh and your crochet hexagons are very pretty, I love those sugary pastel colours.
    Victoria xx

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  2. Your photos are wonderful. I'm still practicing that depth of field but can't quite capture the look I want. A bit more practice methinks. I like your hexagons too.
    Patricia x

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  3. Sweet peas are my favorite flower! I can't see them without thinking of my mother who grew vast amounts of them when I was a child. I adore your hexagons. I love the soft summery colors.

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  4. Love your sweetpeas and dahlias photos!
    June

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  5. Oooohhh lovely sweet peas. Mine have been dismal this year. Well done you. Love the crochet I still haven't started mine.

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  6. My sweetpeas have been pitiful this year but I keep hoping that they'll improve sometime soon. Your photos are all gorgeous! :o)

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  7. Qué belleza de flores, me gusta tu ganchillo la combinación de colores.Muchos saludos.

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  8. The colors are beautiful together for this afghan. Can't wait to see the finished project. Your garden is gorgeous.

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  9. I think the garden (and your pictures) looks pretty amazing considering the weather

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  10. Your post is absolutely beautiful. :o)
    I only wish I could grow such lovely flowers.

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  11. Your hexagons are such beautiful colors!! Beautiful flowers!! xo Heather

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  12. I love all your gorgeous flower shots: The hollyhocks are gorgeous, the poppies so lovely with their fringed petals and the sweet peas take my breath away and look so pretty in that jug with the soft background! Your crochet piles are looking really good. I like the soft colours! The sunlight and shadows in the grass was well captured! Have a great day! Sandra

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  13. I've got hexagon envy! They are lovely and the colours are so soft and pretty. Can't wait to see them all put together. Fabulous flowers too - my sweetpeas are still struggling, but I'm not ready to give up on them yet.
    Enjoying the Olympics here too - spending way too much time glued to the tv, but hey-ho, it's only 2 weeks every 4 years (she says, trying to justify why the housework is being neglected!) ;-)
    xx

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  14. I just can't keep up with picking all our sweet peas. I grow lots to create a boundary but then it means all the more to try and pick!

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  15. Wonderful flowerphotographs - I love hollyhock!

    Sigrun

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  16. Your photos are just gorgeous ! Love the colors of your hexagons ! I am trying to grow hollyhocks for the first time this year , so far just leaves ..hopefully next year I will have the flowers !

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  17. Your look as if you have been busy with all those hexagons. Your garden seems to have recovered from all that rain, your flowers look wonderful.I love the colour of your sweet peas.
    Sarah x

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  18. Your flowers look gorgeous and i can smell the sweetpeas from here. For the first time this year mine have grown its a joy to be able to pick my own ;-) Your crochet hexagons are looking gorgeous to, dee x

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  19. I love being able to pick my own flowers for the house - I mean - you never see sweet peas for sale do you - my dahlias all rotted over winter and I really miss having them around. Love your hollyhocks I only have a couple at the moment but have planted quite a few more so hoping they will look lovely next year.

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  20. look forward to seeing the finished hexie project, you're flowers are stunning as always (can I swap gardens with you !!!!)
    Lots of love Karen x

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  21. Your little piles are stacking up nicely! I have tried quite a few time to grow hollyhocks but they don't seem to like my garden! Any tips! Ada :)

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    1. No, sorry. Guess they just like our chalky soil. Mine started with some seed just sprinkled round the border and they self sow every year!

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  22. I love the hollyhocks, I've tried and failed with them in our garden!

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  23. Love your hexagons and looking forward to seeing it finished! Your garden is so pretty, just how I'd like mine to be!
    Happy Weekend!

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  24. What a pretty post, everything looks so pretty and fresh.

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  25. Your flowers look so beautiful, I especially adore the hollyhocks! Love your pretty crochet hexagons too, and look forward to seeing them joined together.
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

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  26. Gorgeous lighting of the sweetcorn with the hollyhocks behind. Just a perfect summer moment!

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  27. What lovely flowers! I love flowers and yours are gorgeous. The colors are delightful. Love your hexagons, too. I need to learn to make those.

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  28. I have just found your blog...totally inspiring the crochet and the quilting. I especially love the analysis of the different yarns you use. I will be back, Hope the hexagons are going well, they look fabulous, I am finding it hard to concentrate on the crochet when the Olympics are on, I keep making mistakes, so I doing lots and undoing nearly as much!

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  29. Very pretty hexagons..Can't wait to see it finished! I am new to making any type of motif and it takes me forever to make just one but yours look rather easy!! ")Shari

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  30. Loving your little hexies- very sweet colours.
    I'm just making my very first grannies at the moment and I'm really enjoying it!
    Very therapeutic!
    Have a lovely week.
    Xx

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