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Friday, 10 July 2015

Flower Posies

After reading your lovely comments on my last post about my Sweet Peas, I thought I should get out there and pick some, so now we can have the loveliness of them continuing to flower outside and their delicate prettiness and perfume inside too.




 They aren't very long so I popped them in an old school milk bottle, this posy will sit on the kitchen windowsill



While I had the garden scissors out... wahhhh ha ha.... I thought I pick some more for the sitting room. We only have a couple of Sweet Williams that have flowered, but I thought they'd look lovely in my old jug



Popped some Daisies and Lavender in there too so it wasn't too sparse.



They look really pretty on the mantelpiece and it feels extra special because they grew in our garden.

We've built a second raised bed with sleepers. I'm really pleased with it and it's growing some sprouts, broccoli and red onions for us. I also put 3 sunflowers along the back.



We seem to be avoiding the slugs and snails this year (usually our Sunflowers are stripped bare when they get planted out), but they aren't thriving... the stalks look nice and strong, but the leaves, particularly the lower ones, are wilting. They get plenty of water, so I'm not sure why it's happenning - any advice very welcome.




While I was taking photos of the bed, I thought I'd take one of the Flamingoes... I love them!



Hubby really wasn't sure when I whipped them off the shelf, but has grown to like them. They make me smile when I see them.

Back to the dead heading and weeding then...

Take care
xxx





17 comments:

  1. Your posies are lovely, especially those beautiful sweet peas, I bet your house smells delightful. I've grown some dwarf sunflowers this year and they're looking very similar to yours, I'm not sure why.

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    1. They do smell lovely. The sunflowers are doing a bit better now, maybe they were too hot! x

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  2. Love all the flowers! Your new vegetable gardens look great. Cute flamingoes! I am weeding and dead heading too today. Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you, it takes a bit of doing, all this dead heading x

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  3. My 2 year old granddaughter saw flamingos at the zoo recently. She was quite taken by the " pink turkeys".

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    1. So sweet, I can see why she'd call them that x

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  4. Your flowers are so beautiful!! I love to use little old bottles as vases!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and have a wonderful weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy

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  5. I love your flamingos! How fun are they! Your sweet peas and jug of flowers are beautiful, how wonderful to be able to cut flowers for your home! xx

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    1. Thank you, now I've done it once, I want to be able to do it every year x

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  6. Hello!
    What a lovely, summery and inspiring read your post is! It just makes you want to grab the scissors and run amok through your husband's rose beds!!! I love to put flowers in odd little containers, too - so pretty and natural!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my new blog!
    Have a wonderful, happy weekend !
    Lynda.

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  7. Sweet peas smell better than any flower I know. And the white jug bouquet is lovely as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. Sweet flowers. I love sweet peas.

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  9. I love sweet peas. Ours are doing well now after a slow start. Mind you, with the weather we're having today they could be at the end!

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