Wednesday, 5 June 2013

in the garden

a sunny day

The weather has been lovely over the last few days, so we finally get to be outside in the garden. I could spend a fortune buying pretty flowers and plants. I have just bought a flowering thyme and some white Veronica, their flowers smell like vanilla and when it's warm the smell drifts though the house.

flower pots a sunny day in the garden

My mum bought me this Better Homes and Gardens book, which has some great retro pictures from the 1950's. Maybe I can get a few gardening tips...

better homes & gardens better homes & gardens in the garden veg patch

We have been eating lots of salad from our veg plot, I can't wait too pick some French beans and Courgettes, they still have a while to go yet.
What nice things have you been up to in the sunshine?

apple tree


  1. I love this post! Lovely photographs and text. Gorgeous! :) I've been enjoying the sun during my lunch break!

  2. What a pretty post ... the pansies are such stunning colours and they always have such cute little faces ... Sarah x

  3. Lovely photo's of your garden! You look very pretty on the last one.

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  4. Thank you! It's so lovely to have some sunshine x

  5. Dear Victoria, Your flowers are beautiful and your photos are so fabulous! I love the book your sweet mum gave you! I am glad you are enjoying some lettuces from your garden. Home grown is the best! You are gorgeous my friend, and I love your pretty outfit! Have a beautiful weekend! Love, Paula xo

  6. Oh lovely!
    I'm happy that with the weather this week I have been able to spend lots of time in the garden. It is lovely to see what is growing too as we only moved to this house a few days before Christmas & so this is our first summer. It is a lovely established garden with lots of trees, shrubs & flowers, it has been divine!

  7. Gorgeous pics Vicky! And what a fabulous garden. Hurrah for summer and flowers to brighten our days :)

  8. So lovely to be able to spend time outdoors, love the terracotta pots your pansies are in. I love old tatty pots, they have a lot of character. Lets hope the weather stays sunny it just makes you feel so much better. Jayne x

  9. I can't wait to grow my own veg, Your garden is so lovely :)