Tuesday, 10 April 2007
I've got the blues (in the garden)
We were so lucky with the weather over the weekend. It felt more like Summer than Spring in Sussex. So we took full advantage of it and spent most of the time outside, enjoying walks, Easter Egg Hunts and being with friends. Picnics in April without being huddled up in blankets! We were also able to spend some time together in the garden, which was lovely.
I've just started to notice the change in colours appearing too. The soft lemons of spring are slowly being replaced by the brighter blues and although they're not fully in bloom they will soon be taking centre stage. The forget me nots are just starting to open and are a pinky blue at the moment and a scabious is being very brave and flowering very early.
These photos are from my front garden. It's great having flowers at the front as we only started to dig up this garden last year and everything seems to be thriving. We also planted lots of lavender here which we're all looking forward to in the summer, Last year the front garden was full of butterflies and bees enjoying all the lavender flowers and I made lots of lavender sachets for Christmas presents - even made lavender sugar as a gift, although not sure whether that will ever be used!
The bluebells are just beginning to show and in a few weeks we'll be able to go on some lovely walks in the bluebell woods. That blanket of blue against the green is one of my favourite sights! It is strange how flowers seems to bloom in waves of colour - even when I haven't planned the garden (and to be quite honest I'm not that good at forward thinking in the garden) there seems to be some kind of secret colour coding going on that I'm unaware of.
Changing the subject completely - spurred on by your comments from an earlier post, I have managed to open an Etsy shop (thanks to Tracy at Cupcakes for technical support and to lovely Samantha at Plump Pudding for her encouragement).I'm in the process of listing some things. I will be adding to them over the days. So if you fancy taking a peek the link is on the side.
Hope the weather continues and we get to see spend more time outside. Now I can't believe it, I've managed to write a post and not mention one pink flower ...