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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Beautiful Summer Day

The sun has been shining today on my little piece of England. The most important job of the day was to sit in the garden and appreciate all the hard work that's been done in it recently!

I must have spent a good couple of hours breathing the fresh air, reading my book and just generally enjoying the garden while the washing dried on the line It was so quiet I could just sit back and listen to birds singing, which in turn made my heart sing.

We have a few hanging baskets dotted about, I love the bright splashes of colour from these Petunias and Pansies.

We built a raised planter with old railway sleepers earlier in the year and a little fairy garden too (a few weeks ago and now).

It's filled out so much in the last few weeks

a second bloom on the Lupin

I love the Dahlia, it's covered with flowers now, this photo really doesn't do it justice at all

Nice and cheerful around the dog's kennel too

The poor things don't enjoy the sun as much as we do, Alfie in particular doesn't cope very well and doesn't seem to grasp how staying in the shade can help cool you down, bless him.

Just outside the conservatory doors so we can see it from inside

A butterfly settled on the fence

My Sweetpeas have started flowering, though don't seem to have gown very tall

My gorgeous Daisies

Inside for now, but I can still appreciate my lovely Lilies that were in the bargain section in the supermarket, not bad for 99p!

Take care


  1. Your garden looks gorgeous!!! So many lovely plants in your containers. The fairy garden is so pretty too! xx

  2. Your gardens look beautiful! I love the fairy garden. Warm and sunny here today too. Enjoy your evening.

  3. Your garden is looking very pretty and colourful. x

    1. Thank you, I love to see the colour out the window x

  4. Cute little fairy garden! :-)

  5. Beautiful flowers! I can see that you have put a lot oof work into your garden. I especially love the fairy garden.

  6. beautiful garden and pots, very colourful.

  7. Your garden and baskets are looking lovely, Cheryl. I'm glad you were able to enjoy a warm day outdoors. It sounds like it did you good.

  8. it's good to be able to sit back and enjoy all the hard work you did. The garden is looking lovely.

  9. How pretty the garden looks.It is going to be a wonderful summer.

  10. I think we often forget to sit back and enjoy the work we've put in to our gardens. I love your little fairy garden, that's so cute. I do feel for dogs when the weather's warm, Archie doesn't cope with it very well either, he often goes and lies on the tiled floor in the kitchen.

    1. Honey will lay on the tiles, but poor Alfie doesn't seem to be able to work it out x

  11. Hello!
    I have just read your blog for the first time, and have become a follower.
    What a lovely home and family you have, and how content you sound.
    I shall look forward very much to reading more about your adventures as the weeks go on!
    Have a lovely week!
    All best wishes,

    1. Thank you for following and commenting and for your kind words x


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