Friday, 25 May 2012

Friday Flowers

Sorry you will have to wait until next week for my tales of Chelsea Flower Show, suffice it to say that although my feet have never hurt so much, and I have never been so tired I loved every minute of it.
So for this week more flowers from my garden.........

These single roses are from a large sprawling bush in my front garden, it is called Rosa Nevada and quite honestly it is the only rose that has survived in my garden. So I just leave it alone and every year enjoy its fabulous display.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, hasn't the sunshine been wonderful?

Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday Flowers

Just when I thought there was nothing left in the garden to photograph for Friday Flowers out came the Rhododendron that grows in a very large pot in the courtyard just outside my workroom doors.
When I left on Thursday afternoon for London and the weekend's miniatures show, one bud was barely open. Returning on Monday morning the bush was covered in showy white flowers tinged with pink, incredible as I thought it didn't have many flowers this year.

On a completely different tack isn't it amazing where life can lead us? From having an Etsy shop selling vintage jewellery, medals and curiosities to writing this blog and taking the photographs for Friday Flowers, I now find that I'm a "real" photographer with a press accreditation to take photographs at Chelsea Flower Show. To say I am delighted, stunned and excited is an understatement!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, on Sunday I'll be at Chelsea Flower Show for the first day of my new adventure!!!!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday Flowers

My garden has a haze of blue in the flowerbeds at the moment, Forget me nots seed themselves so prolifically that even if I think I have pulled them all up before they set seed, up they come again the following year. And I'm delighted that they do, so pretty as a blue mist, even prettier close up.

The little chunky blue pottery bottles are from the 1920s-30s and believe it or not were used to hold Ronux furniture polish, so much nicer than today's spray cans.

Just a note about the white jug from last week, I bought it in Homebase (a large home and garden diy store for those of you not in England) about five years ago, it wasn't very expensive but I loved the shape and it has become one of my favourite flower containers.
I'm up in London this weekend exhibiting at the Kensington Dolls House Festival....wish me luck!

Have a lovely weekend

Friday, 4 May 2012

Friday Flowers

More flowers from my garden! Inbetween heavy showers I managed to go down the garden and cut a few sprays of Lilac to fill my favourite white jug.

Why have I never done this before? The smell is intoxicating and fills the room, the beauty in the detail of the flowers is wonderful.
Rain permitting I'm on the prowl for next week's subject!

I heard my first Cuckoo yesterday afternoon, a real sound of an English summer.....if only the weather would co-operate.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.