Friday, 13 May 2011

My Garden

It has been a while since my last post.  I had to drive down to Cornwall as my elderly mother was rushed into hospital.  I actually stayed down there for 9 days until she was discharged (and is now on the mend, thank goodness).  This week I have been catching up on sending out all the orders which I hadn't been able to do whilst away.  I have also bought lots more French items and am trying to list these on the website .

Isn't it amazing how much the garden changes over a short period especially with all the sunshine and rain we were having.  My week has also been spent weeding and generally tidying up the garden.  I thought I would share some photos.  My husband created this pond and waterfall recently and it looks lovely now the plants are beginning to grow.  The wood at the back is driftwood from our local beach and we think it to be part of a very old hull.  On the right hand sideyou can just see the air raid shelter and on the left is the summerhouse which is being built.

My birthday present to my husband in March was a course on making a living willow chair, this is it just starting to come into leaf.  And his Christmas present was this pig and piglets.

We had a huge lily which we split and it seems to have survived. I love ferns and these are growing well. Does anyone know the name of this tree which has white pom pom blossom? It looks like snow now the petals are beginning to drop.

And last but not least the roses are going to be wonderful again this year.


  1. So glad your Mother is ok, it must have been a worrying time for you.
    Your garden is lovely, so full of colour, but that rose...
    my favorite flower:) Abby x

  2. Pleased your Mum is ok garden looks lovely.Lesley x

  3. Pleased to read that your mum is on the mend.

    Your garden is looking very pretty - the willow seat & piggies are a great addition.


  4. I think your tree might be the shrub Viburnum opulus?
    What a lovely rose.

  5. I'm pleased your Mum is on the mend! I love the chair and the piggies....your garden is looking gorgeous.

    Lovely to see you back, Lou xxx