dinsdag 18 juli 2017

Happy Summer!


Thank you all for your kind comments on my last blogpost. I enjoyed reading about your gardens very much! 

It's only a few more days before my two youngest daughters and I are off to the UK. Our favourite holiday destination. Those of you who read my blog regularly, probably know that by now :-)

This time it will be The Lakes and The Peaks. My middle daughter made a list of places to visit. Among them are the homes of important people from the art and literary world. We will be up to Hill Top, Dove Cottage and Brantwood. In The Peaks we will make a stopover at Lyme Park, and perhaps pay another visit to Haddon Hall, which we all loved so much during our last visit. We are open to suggestions though. If you know any places in the area I haven't mentioned yet and are worth a car ride. Please let me know!

My middle daughter and I have  been busy in the garden. I always try to leave it behind as tidy as possible, but this time I won't manage. The thing is, I am terribly behind, and there is only so much one can do.

A lot is happening in the greenhouse. All credit goes to my daughter. I believe her fingers are greener than mine. It must be all the love that goes into as well.....  My daughter grows several tomato varieties, like St. Pierre, Big Daddy, Tigerella and Pommodori. They are all doing splendidly. I am afraid that during our holiday we will have an explosion of ripe tomatoes. Lucky neighbours! We have a bumper crop of gherkins too this year. There are already three pots of gherkins in our cupboard to eat in winter, and that is only the beginning. The cucamelons (new this year) are doing fine as well. They are delicious in salads and quite pleasing to the eye. We tried eggplant again, but no, not much is happening. The peppers are a bit disappointing as well, but you never know what may happen the coming months. Summer has only just begun and autumn may bring some surprises.

With little time on my hands, I focus on the weeds and flowers in the garden. Although there is not much colour, there are always some beauties to pick and take home with me.

Wishing you all a Happy Summer! Have a good time.


Madelief x

33 opmerkingen:

  1. enjoy your trip Madelief...it sounds wonderful. :)
    V x

  2. These are wonderful pictures, I really like them. Your bunch of flowers looks amazing. Thanks for alle these great picutres and have a sunny summertime,

  3. bowness on windere mere beatrix potter museum http://www.hop-skip-jump.com/ erg leuk klein museum met leuke tearoom wel erg op kleine kinderen gericht maar erg leuk om te zien heel veel plezier in the lakes fijne vakantie prachtige tuin ook weer en leuk die roze tinten

  4. Hi Madelief,
    Your garden looks amazing ...... you and your daughters are doing a wonderful job .... and the colours are beautiful.
    Have a wonderful holiday in my country ..... I know how much you love it. XXXX

  5. Do have a fabulous time back in England with your daughters.
    Your garden looks splendid - as always - and the summer veggies coming in make all the hard work so worthwhile. Hope your neighbors don't eat them all!

    You will love Hill Top and everything about Beatrix Potter's home and gardens. We actually saw Peter Rabbit in the vegetable garden there - well it was a fine-looking bunny even if not the real Peter!!!

    Have fun - safe travels,
    Mary -

    P.S. If you like pub food, The Drunken Duck in Ambleside (about 20 min. drive from Hill Top) has the best Ploughman's Lunch I've ever had! In fact all their food was excellent - we were a group of 9 and all loved it.

  6. Have a lovely time in the Lakes Madelief - did you know that it was made a World Heritage Site just last week.
    Enjoy the Peaks too - that is where I was born - I wonder if you have ever visited Kedleston Hall designed by Robert Adams?

  7. Your pictures are beautiful as always, they brighten up even the dullest day. Have a wonderful holiday, I envy you the trip to Hill Top haven't made it there yet I'm afraid to admit as a passionate fan of Beatrix Potter! Safe journey to you all. Xx

  8. Hope you have a wonderful time in your garden and on your travels!

  9. Ik wens je een fijne vakantie! Jou tuin is de zomer! XX Esther

  10. Geniet van England ....mooi hoor je tuin ....fijn dat je dochters je zo helpen...liefs fijne vakantie!...fijne zomer....❤️

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  12. Usted tiene unos jardines preciosos!!
    Saludos desde España.

  13. How lovely to see you here today. I tend to focus on the flowers too. My "live-in gardener" (husband) does the vegetables. We do look like we will have some nice tomatoes and the figs will be abundant this year. It is hard to see the plums in our tree, but they are a favorite. I always love seeing your garden. It is so beautiful! Have a wonderful trip. I would love exploring that are in more depth. We did visit Hill Top, but none of the other places.

  14. Glorious garden pictures dear Madelief...so lovely to see this post! I hope you have a happy summer too and a wonderful trip.
    Helen xox

  15. Hi Madelief!
    What a beautiful post...
    Love from Titti

  16. Wat zijn de foto's mooi! Fijne tijd in Engeland gewenst.

  17. have a wonderful trip - I imagine Hilltop Garden is going to be very beautiful at this time of year.

  18. Everything is looking wonderfully productive in your garden Madelief, beautiful flowers as ever, and its great that your daughters are also enjoying gardening and growing vegetables too.I think once you've experience picking and eating your own vegetables lovingly tended from seed its hard not to get the growing bug!
    I hope you all have a great holiday in the Lakes, such a scenic destination!
    Best Wishes

  19. Lieve Madelief,

    Heerlijk om weer een post van je te lezen. Ik wens jullie een hele fijne vakantie!

    Veel liefs, Ingrid

  20. Dearest Madelief,
    Wow, things look so lush in your garden and yes, a bumper crop is easily head in mid summer.
    We have plenty of yellow honey figs which is a delight but also enough to give away and to share!
    Enjoy your time away and hope it is pleasant with the weather as well.
    We both are doing well and this week, finally after seven years, Pieter gave in for getting a young man doing the heavy yard work. Our garden is 1.5 acre so that is a LOT and certainly for his age. Being a heart patient he should have given in a lot earlier as it made him cranky because he no longer can handle it. I don't have much strength either as the same year he had his quadruple bypass, I got almost completely paralyzed from that rare auto immune disease. So far so good and I'd rather go biking together! Let's enjoy the time that is left...
    Sending you hugs,

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  22. Wat heerlijk die vertrouwde plaatjes uit je tuin. En zo leuk dat je dochter jou tuin-genen heeft gekregen. Volgens mij hebben jullie een mooie vakantie in Engeland gehad wat ik zo op Instagram heb gezien. Liefs Jolanda

  23. Dazzling garden photography Mardelief. I hope you have a beautiful time in summer trip. Your daughter doing a wonderful job. In our digital world after capturing this garden photographs, photographer need to edit those. Then photographers hire a image clipping provider to edit this photos.

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