Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Summer Holidays

 A couple of old treasures from the farm came to live at my place.  We've begun sanding back the pew which is a big job.  It's looking better for it, and fits nicely in our undercover area.  Another thing was the old pot belly stove.  We have got some blacking agent to spray it with.  I'm looking forward toasting marshmallows in the wintertime.
 White Agapanthus are so bright at my back door.
Lots and lots of poppy seed heads, but my problem now is that I forget what colours they are!  I really should label them when in flower - a challenge for next year.
 I love this blue Sea Holly.  Really interesting flowers and a bit different amongst the old favourites.  Looking out for one for you Jayne.
 Love my Hydrangeas . . .

 . . . and hollyhocks

 This flat topped yellow Yarrow has been a winner in my garden.  A really strong plant but doesn't sucker like some others that I have.  Bright and beautiful and great with cut flowers.

 My Brugmansia is a constant joy at this time of the year.

 . . . and here are my Christmas Lilies, flowering in January!

Given to me by my sister a few years ago, so very special.  I might even plant them in the ground next year as they haven't multiplied in the pot.  Might be because I forget to feed them.  So many jobs to do in the garden.  Can't possibly remember everything, but I can try!


10 comments:

Jan said...

What a lovely wander round your garden, Annie!

Susan said...

Perfect keepsakes for your beautiful garden.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You are doing great with the pew Annie. Are you going to oil it when finished sanding? The stove is great too.

I love all of your flowers, it just be such a joy to walk around your gardens.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

lelandavestudios said...

Your garden is so lovely! And it's so fun to see all the blooms when it is snowing outside my window!

Julie said...

Gorgeous as always. Planning my new garden at the moment. Starting from scratch!

JB said...

The pew is looking good! It will be great in an undercover area...good excuse for some groovy cushions.

Quiltedtime said...

Beautiful! I am a fan of yarrow, too. It comes back year after year with no fuss.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the treasures from the farm.....I have a pew in the hall......gorgeous flowers.......

Anonymous said...

Great GARDEN and friends Droflla

Sue said...

Gardens looking awesome! Let's have a catchup, I am back at work on the 19th nearly finished my house painting so let me know if your free next week. :)