The grass was still managable, we could still get to the front door without having to use a scythe, so after unleashing the dogs onto the unsuspecting wildlife ( crickets, birds, all manner of insect one could chase ) and quickly unpacking the car, I made my way down to the veggie patch. Oh boy, was I relieved when I saw that my little darlings had all survived and although they hadn't grown a great deal, they were doing well, yay. Not too many weeds either, hurrah!
Of course I had to take a few photos, well quite a lot of photos, of the veggie patch, and of the lovely roses growing round the cottage, as they are just about the only flowers we do have in the (so-called) garden, lol. You'll be alright as long as you have a nice big cup of tea or coffee with you -
They all survived and sprouted leaves, and some of them are even fruiting already! MAGIC.
Now onto the few flowers in my so-called garden, the roses and the few baskets and pots -
The petunias I had bought last time we were at the cottage, and my darling friend Christine looked after them and the hanging begonias for me while we were away. I was so happy to have some immediate colour in the garden after we had picked them up from her. The red geraniums I bought at the market on Friday, they shouldn't take too long to get nice and bushy.
Opposite the cottage is the bread oven -
and kind of in front of that is a tree stump with a brocante find urn planted with a red geranium -
The mock orange by the front gate is in full bloom and the scent is intoxicating -
Round the corner, to go to the back of the house, and the clematis has just about finished flowering, but even the seed heads are so pretty -
and opposite that, growing along the fence by the lane is this almost white but with the tiniest hint of pink rose, sooooo delicate -
We went to a couple of brocantes yesterday and I found some lovely new treasures. Some I want to hang on to, they are too big to ship anyway ( bedside table and a set of little drawers, so cute ), some to go into the shop. I fell in love with a box, which should go into the shop really but it is soooooooooooooooo beautiful, I want to keep it. Sigh, we'll see. I'll show you pics tomorrow if the weather is kind and stays dry so that I can take photos outside. You gonna love it just as much as I do, I am sure.
Enough waffling on, gotta get into my craftavan and craft a little. Until tomorrow, toodlepip xxx