Just came back from two lovely weeks in England. We put on our hiking boots, walked through 'pastures green', enjoyed the glorious gardens of Sudeley Castle and Hidcote manor and had a stylish cream tea in the orangery at Sezincote.
A large part of my time was spent in antique and charity shops. I admire my husband, to whom my vintage shopping must have been absolute hell :-) The boot of the car was filled to the brink with vintage china, handbags & books. It is a miracle it all arrived home safe. You may wonder what I am going to do with my finds, only having a little garden house to store it all. I will tell you more about it soon!
Today's photo's were taken in the garden just before we left for England. Changing my vegetable patch into a cutting garden was a bit of a gamble, but I am so glad I did. It gives me much pleasure. The first Dahlia's (Chat Noir) are in bloom, so is love-in-the-mist (Nigella Damascena) and the drumstick allium (Allium sphaerocephalum). The bouquets I make change every month. I love the colourful bunches I take home with me. Only a few more days and I can add brightly coloured Cosmea and Zinnia to my bouquets.
The beautifully embroidered garden journal was made for me by Pipany. She creates magic with needle and thread. If you would like to see more of her needlework, please have a look at her blog.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer?! I am looking forward to see and read what you have been up to.
On behalf of myself and my uncle and aunt, I would like to thank you for the sweet comments & well wishes which you left on my Daisies post. It warmed our hearts.