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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Fairy Visitors on a Sunny Sunday.

Thank you for your lovely comments about my tear and share bread, it's a bit of a family favourite here.

After some warm, but muggy days, we have some lovely sunshine. It's been a busy week here so it was nice to go and sit in the garden with the dogs and a book, soaking up the sunshine, a gentle breeze and birds chatting away in the background.

  I bribed my companions to come and sit with me, a couple of gravy bones each.

They know the drill well, 'sit' then come when your name's called.

Everything in the garden's grown so much since I took photos a couple of weeks ago. I bought these handy little dead heading snippers, a bargain at 49p (excuse how dirty my gardening gloves are, I suppose it shows I'm using them).

They even have a handy little pocket to keep them in, which is good as they are rather sharp.

The garden is starting to bloom more, colours getting bigger and brighter

The flowers are growing in the old bird bath. I'm pleased as there isn't much room, not much depth for their roots.

 Here are some of our fairy visitors, they've set up home in the mini wheelbarrow

A cute little tree stump and a couple of hedgehogs...

Just need a little greenery in their garden.

What a lovely signpost, this way to happiness...

I plan to have some more fairy visitors, just need the right places for them to move into.

Courgettes are growing well, I think we'll be picking a couple soon

I wonder if any of you knowledgeable green fingered people can help me? We have a couple plants that we can't identify? The first is this long, thin one.I picked it up from the 'dying' shelf in a garden centre and it appears to be thriving... whatever it is!

It also seems to be getting ready to bloom?

We have no idea what this is either. I love the deep reddish, mahogany colour of the leaves, and again, it appears be thriving...

Thank you for taking the time to read andI'd love any information about the 2 unidentified plants, and if you don't know what they are either then just pop by and say hello.

Take care


  1. Your dogs are so cute, would love to see more of them in your future posts .Your garden is so nice, love your little wheelbarrow.xx

  2. Loving the fairy garden :) your last unidentified plant is a heuchera...they are so pretty, evergreen and have a delicate flower head...not sure on the first looks a bit like a delphinium? Look forward to seeing what it turns out to be :) have a lovely week x

    1. Thank you for your help, I love fairy gardens xx

  3. The tall thin one looks like a Delphinium and the other has a twin in my garden but the name escapes me. Love the dogs.

    1. I don't remember getting the Heuchera, good to know it's name xx

  4. Loved the fairy garden, the wheelbarrow is delightful.

  5. Ditto on the plants as above, lovely to see the pupsters too

  6. What a sweet little fairy garden!

  7. Your little fairy garden is really lovely and what a cute signpost. I always love to see your gorgeous doggies. Your first unidentified plant is a delphinium and the second is a heuchera, it looks like Palace Purple, I have one the same in my garden.

    1. We've had Delphiniums before, but I didn't recognise it, thank you xx

  8. Love your dogs , they are very sweet. I see Jo has already identified your mystery plants. Your fairy garden is lovely. Have a good week!

  9. Hello Cheryl - so glad you're enjoying the lovely summer days! Your garden looks so pretty, I love the colours of the petunias, and your bird bath garden has grown so well! The unknown plants - well, the first one could be a delphinium, but I'm not too sure - it doesn't look like a 'true' delphinium but similar, none the less. The second plant with the bronze leaves is most definitely a Heuchera though!
    Take care and have a happy week!

  10. It all is so very pretty! Such cute sweet dogs! I missed your last post with the bread, so I am going there now!

  11. Me again! Now I remember the bread. I did see it, but didn't remember it being called pepperoni and cheese bread. It looks so good!

  12. Your fairy house is adorable! I hope that the fairies will be very at home there!!

  13. Your garden is looking wonderful, mine is now full of weeds but it is to darn hot to go out and pull them.

  14. I see your plants are all id'd for you. I knew the brown one as we have one of those and I love the deep rich colour.
    You have lots of lovely summer colour in your garden and the courgettes are looking good!
    Lisa x

  15. The garden is lovely and the dogs adorable. How is the book?


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