Monday, 22 March 2010
Ever since we rented our garden two years ago, I have been dreaming about how I want it to look like. Let me tell you something about it....There have to be masses of flowers in white, pink, lilac and blue. Snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils, lilacs and forest hyacints in spring and larkspur, hollyhocks, foxgloves, pelargoniums, geraniums, anemones, ladies mantle, hydrangeas and lots of roses in summer. I love scented roses, that you can cut to put in a vase as well. In our red leaved tree I would love to grow a rambler rose, preferably Pauls Himalayan Musk. There has to be something to catch the eye, some colour, all year round. The little garden house, that is the centre of our garden, will be painted in green. Not an ordinary shade of green, but greyish green. The garden furniture will be old, white or otherwise wood, that has faded over time. There will be pillows on the chairs, matching the colours of the flowers in our garden. The veranda will be covered in roses, grapes and passion flower. In the vegetable patch I will grow fennel bulbs, artichokes, red onions, salad leaves, pumpkins, tomatoes and courgettes. The little gaps in between the vegetables will be filled with flowers. One patch will be filled with annual flowers only, like Zinnia, Cosmea, Nigella and sweet pea. Another patch will be full of herbs; sage, parsley, thyme, tarragon, oregano, coriander and different sorts of garlic. In the house I want to use as much old kitchen utensils and china as possible. The china has to be covered in roses or other kind of flowers. I make an exception for polka dots! Just because they always cheer me up. And I see people..... family and friends visiting us and enjoying the special atmosphere...and parties....lots of garden parties and afternoon teas!
This spring the last part of my dream will be fulfilled; our garden house will be painted. A date is set. My father will help us. I look forward to it very much. The pictures I show you today will give you an idea of how I want our garden to look like. I realise it will probably take years before the plants in my garden will be as big as some of the plants on the pictures, but it doesn't matter. In the mean time I will just keep on dreaming!
Our garden house will be painted in the same colour as the gate on the last picture.