Was sitting in my garden this afternoon, knitting away....not much to post on this front at the moment..all WIP's...anyway was glancing around my garden and thought, why don't I share it with you. It's not very big, a suburban garden, I dream of a garden with a big swaythe of lawn and beautiful borders looking like a painters palette. I dream of sitting under a tree with my watercolour paints and dollydaydreaming but hey in reality...until those 6 numbers come up. So first picture is of where I sit and knit, its a nice cozy corner, sheltered from the winds and gets very hot, generally my sweet dog Megan is under the chair cooling off. The building to the right houses a spa...which is very therapeutic for aches and pains....wonderful in the winter.
Then we have a small sitting /eating area on the decking. When we started out on this small plot 13 years ago, there was nothing, we had brought a new house. We decided that it would be nice to make rooms within the garden. DH and I often sit here and have brekky in the summer and dinner summer evenings, it tends to get the sun shine until about 7 pm
The next photograph is of my cordyline of which I have two, this one is now 18 years old...I bought it for £2.99 and about two feet high, now look at it. Flowers every year, the only thing is with the flowers the bees love them. The other palm, planted in the garden 10 odd years ago and now this year have the first flowers on it (for the life of me cannot remember what the palm is called...anyone help?)
This oh so beautiful clematis is Mrs. N. Thompson.....isn't the magenta colour scrumptious...
and and last but not least...the jasmine is now coming out, the scent of this beautiful climber has you brush past is absolutely overwhelming. Shes white which means...amiability....comes fronm the arabic "jas" meaning despair and "min" meaning a lie. The Hindus gave it the beautiful name "Moonlight of the Grove".
There are a couple of other areas, by the side of the house where I grow rhubarb, I used to have a greenhouse but when we built the extention that had to go...so hope you enjoyed my little showround. So think of me sitting in MY KNITTING SPOT tomorrow and smile. bye for now...me X