Wednesday, 10 June 2015

What a difference

Firstly, a warm welcome to Clemcat via Bloglovin.

The front garden has really come on since last week:
The pink peonies at the top are just beginning to open. We have 4 of them and the ones at the top open first, then the 2 in the middle next followed by the 4th, just in front of the window and almost in the shade. They originally came from my mother in laws garden in Birkenhead before she was widowed and we had to move her.

Here are a few more flowers - the 2 clematis growing either side of the window although I think there is still a later one to open intertwined in the pale one:

One of many oriental poppy plants:
Getting back from family research, I baked us some bread and shortbread, changing 1oz of flour for 1oz of cocoa:


11 comments:

  1. I adore your flowers, I've planted this year and will get flowers next year. For now, I'll admire yours xxxx

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    1. Thank you, it has slowly changed from a lawn and vegetable patch to a gravel garden over the years. The vegetables are out the back now with more flowers!

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  2. The gardens and the biscuits look great.

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    1. Thank you, shame we haven't yet had much time to eat some out there!

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  3. And the coincidences keep on.....my first job was at a law firm in......Birkenhead!
    If you're a paeony fan, look out for 'Bowl of Beauty', it's a stunner!

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    1. All the peonies are the same. Even though Bowl of Beauty looks lovely, I haven't room for any more!

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  4. pretty flowers, were the biscuits good?
    they looked it! mmmm

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    1. Shortbread very nice, crunchy and crispy.

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  5. You have so much colour at the moment; do you have things that will last further into the summer/ provide colour later on? That's something I've struggled with in both of my gardens. They have always looked at their best in Spring/ early Summer but further into the Summer they are pretty much ' forty shades of green'!
    Absolutely love the new header!

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    1. The poppies are nearly over and will shortly be cut down to give us a smaller display later on. Otherwise similar colour problem to you although each year, I try and get something new for later summer colour. The new header is some poppies out of the front garden, I am trying to get a header for each month sorted out!

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  6. Pretty flowers and yummy looking biscuits :o)

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