Thursday, 3 June 2010

very busy - so here's my garden!!

At last summer has arrived and we are basking in warm sunshine - correction - hot sunshine!! This is a corner of our rear garden with packed herbacious border leading up to the little gardenhouse with steps up to chairs and table - a very sunny corner all morning. Great for breakfast coffee and toast.

The garden parasol Clive bought me last May was made of wooden poles and has been a real pain with the struts breaking, so we ordered a posh new Acamp metal one that tilts and also has a crank handle. It arrived this morning and here I am already in its shade reading a super book about Queen Elizabeth's childhood - just popped in for a cool glass of sparkling rose delivered this afternoon by our dear neighbours to celebrate our 51st anniversay this weekend!! .





I've had winter pansies all through the darker months and now they are blooming their little hearts out and growing taller and taller in a raised bed full of blues and purples.




I bought these aliums when visiting Amsterdam flower markets some years ago and was able to dig them up and bring them with us for our new garden.




I used to have the most incredible passionflower in my Cherry Trees garden (photo below) , but somehow they don't seem to like this soil at our house in Coltishall. I do so miss these beautiful unusual flowers.
... and finally a view of the front garden steps up to the garden gate passed the garage and flower bed where the lovely big white poppies grow - remember I painted them last summer in my garden sketchbook - and they are just coming out.

Sorry have not been posting of late or visiting/commenting your own , but have been very busy creating a new commission 20" x 44" entitled Springtime in the Woods to make a trio with my Summer and Autumn acrylic paintings on canvas. Thanks DJ for your concern , but all is well just a busy bee!!

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, thank you for letting us into your beautiful garden world. Best of luck with this large commission.
Take care and enjoy the sunshine.

DJ said...

Oh, Joan, I'm glad to hear from you; the Asian spam worried me, because of my problem several months ago with accessing my blogsite. Didn't want you to have the same problems, my friend.
I do love garden pics! You have some glorious flowers in your view; your yard has such welcoming elements, also. I hope you get to do some sketching and painting beneath that new umbrella this season.

Love & Laughter...

Anita Davies said...

Ooooh, happy anniversary my dear friends and a big WELL DONE on the commission Joannie...chat soon! x

CourtneyR俊 said...

我們能互相給予的最佳禮物是「真心的關懷」。 ..................................................

Robert A Vollrath said...

A wonderful garden. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Ann said...

What a lovely, lovely garden Joannie... I can visualize you enjoying every square inch of it. There are so many idyllic nooks and crannies filled with nature's beauty. Love the garden house.:)Would love to stop by and enjoy tea and toast with you some day...Ahhhhh..."Some day"...:)