Monday, 31 August 2015

In the Garden

 There has been a lot of pottering in the garden and in the potting shed here this long weekend.....
 .................lots of flowers still to enjoy, especially mallow, geraniums, sweetpeas, daisies, lavender.....some late flowering roses, huge hydrangeas...........
 ...............and below.....a very exciting flower for us....our first water lily in the pond that we remade last year.......the water lily bloom had been in bud for a few days and then charlie discovered it fully opened and ran in to tell me the good news :).........
................the sweetpeas are still happily flowering and i want to enjoy them for as long as possible..

 ....................both in the garden and in the house too............i try to keep a nice balance between picking them and leaving some on the canes so the garden still looks pretty.............
 .............this year i have grown lots more geraniums.....i put some in a window box at this tiny window by the back door.....they have been flowering all summer, three different plants together making a nice display...............
 ..................lots of white daisies grow all over our garden but here are some pink ones for a change....
 ..............the mallow was so tall and the flowers so heavy with rain drops i had to cut some of the branches............i put them in a big glass sweetie jar in the potting shed............
 ................besides tending my garden flowers i have been crocheting lots of flowers too for my latest blanket.......here are some close ups of the border being worked this weekend..............
 ................a simple shell pattern that is quick to crochet..............i will show you more pictures of the finished flowery blanket very soon.............
 ................i loved making this blanket and am thinking of making another one with the same pattern but different colours..............
...............thank you for visiting me here dear readers, and for your sweet comments too, it is always a pleasure to hear from you...........i wish you a happy, sunny, flowery, crafty week ahead.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

40 comments:

Cindy said...

Love seeing your flowers! Your sweet peas look so pretty. I have trouble with them. Maybe I put them out too late and it gets too hot for them? Your blanket too looks so pretty. I need to buy some of those ice cream colors soon:)

Rhona said...

I can only imagine just how beautiful your garden must be with all those gorgeous flowers.
Love the colour combinations of your crochet blanket.

faith76 said...

Sweet peas are my favourite although I have never grown any but I do like them. The water Lilley looks spectacular. And loving the blanket, I think I want to make a baby blanket now for my future niece arriving in Oct/ Nov xxxxx

faith76 said...

Sweet peas are my favourite although I have never grown any but I do like them. The water Lilley looks spectacular. And loving the blanket, I think I want to make a baby blanket now for my future niece arriving in Oct/ Nov xxxxx

Florrie May51 said...

Such lovely photos loving the water lily...your blanket looks beautiful 😊

Jane said...

A perfect sunny post for such a wet day here Helen. Your water lily is gorgeous, I would be as excited to see it as Charlie was, bless him. Enjoy your day xx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Hi Helen!!!!
lovely to see you are still having a nice weather in UK!!!!
Your blanket is really lovely!!!
xxxxx Ale

Ingrid Orens said...

I love those sweet peas and those pink daisies ! I wish I could grow them in my garden... Enough place here, but too much wild rabbits who seem to eat almost everything...
About that water lily, as soon as you have one, lots more will follow next season ! You'll have a beautiful view next summer !

Susan said...

Oh, that water lilly is just beautiful. How exciting to get a flower. And of course sweet peas will always be one of my favorite flowers. I always enjoy your pictures. Love your crochet pattern and the colors. Some day I hope to learn. Have a wonderful week.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe how lovely that Charlie had the excitement of finding the first water lily in bloom! :)
I picked myself a bunch of sweet pea this morning too, they just keep giving, don't they!
All your flowers are looking so lovely Helen, as is that beautiful crocheted blanket. :)
Have a great week,
V x

Christine Barnsley said...

Lovely to see more beautiful photographs from your garden Helen... unfortunately it has been too wet to spend much time in the garden where we are! I am hoping to get into the sewing room later though! Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday! Christine x

Kate said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, Helen, thanks for sharing them with us. ^^

Cozy Little House said...

I love water lilies. I miss my pond!
Brenda

Kim said...

I love those pink daises! I have actually never seen them in person. How sweet.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I always love looking at your photos, always so pretty. I love Geraniums and Sweet Peas, and what a lovely blanket, the edging is beautiful against the white xx

sew said...

Well spotted Charlie!!
Your garden and your crochet blanket are a treat to look at.
I pulled up the remains of my sweet peas yesterday - no gardening possible today as the rain has never stopped. However, that's a good excuse to crochet and I've just completed a baby blanket (pink) for a friend and done a few Sunburst Granny Squares.
Thank you for being a source of continuing inspiration.

Madelief said...

Lovely photo's of your garden Helen! There is still so much colour in yours. I can already see subtle changes that autumn is on it's way.

Your blanket looks beautiful!

Wishing you a good week!

Madelief x

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, Helen, your garden is full of pretty colors and delights! You must be a very good gardener. I adore your new blanket.. quite the inspiration to me. I dearly want to do a "Helen" colored blanket. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

driftwood said...

pottering in the garden and picking sweet peas is the best type of pottering there is. happy times xxx

Ali said...

So pretty, thank you for sharing x

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks as though you have lots of pretty flowers and lovely colour in your garden! xx

Betty Wood Fairy said...

Your water lilly is beautiful, I bet your pond is full of interest with dragonflies and birds being attracted. Lovely geraniums, I love them but don't like the smell!

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, I always love to see your garden and shed, and all the pretty flowers. Love the Mallow in the sweetie jar, and the lovely enamel jar. Your crochet is fresh and pretty too. Thank you for your visit and encouraging words, Love Linda x

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen, sehr schön deine Blumen. Leider sind bei uns viele dieses Jahr sehr vertrocknet, wir hatten eine sehr heißen Sommer, Es waren wochenlange über 35 Grad und das hat dem Garten nicht so gut getan.
Genieße die schönen Blumen.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Teje said...

Hi Helen! Just what I was looking for before closing the comuter, something sweet and beautiful! Your posts and photos are always enjoy! Have a wonderful September! x Teje

Pat's Patch said...

How lovely to see your late summer bright coloured flowers, they are so joyous and a wonderful surprise of your waterlily.Love your crocheted blanket of pretty pattern and colours. Love Pat x

Art and Sand said...

flowers ... pastel colors ... polka dots ... and that green tin ... love it all!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always have the prettiest colors in your home! Have a wonderful day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Simone said...

As always, a lovely post - a treat for the eyes. x

Gillian said...

I love your flowers. The water lily is beautiful as are the sweet peas. I'm still picking sweet peas too. The blanket is looking very lovely.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Helen,

Lovely flowers!!!
And your crochet blanket will be stunning!
Have a nice weekend,
Ingrid xx
Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

vintage grey said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love the blanket!! So pretty and such lovely colors!! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

handmade by amalia said...

I always pick sweet peas as my favorites, I love their shy friendliness, but that water lily is making me doubt myself, it is beautiful.
Amalia
xo

Susan Freeman said...

I am so enjoying your lovely flowers. The very high temps here in south Texas make it very difficult to grow flowers in the summer. I am so crochet challenged. Wish I could fly across the pond and have you give me a private lesson ;-)

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

cristina said...

Looooooooooooooooooove your new flowery blanket, helen!
I looooove it!!!!!!!!!!!! and the border shells it's perfect!
have a nice day!

Tammy said...

Everything is so pretty. Even your potting shed is lovely. We went from dust to a day of blue skies and then to humidity where everything is hazy and mucky. Very oppressive to be outside for very long. Your crocheted blankets are always so beautiful. Best wishes, Tammy

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Rosa said...

Such a beautiful blanket and flowers.Here,Spain,it`s a rainning day!

Have a fun week.

Gracie Saylor said...

I almost missed seeing more of your lovely flowers, Helen, as somehow I missed this post. Thanks for making the time to share your photo bouquet. I can imagine Charlie's delight in seeing the water lily flower open :) It is wonderful to be able to enjoy our Grand's perspectives on life as they grow! Your latest blanket is a joy to behold! xx

Sam I Am...... said...

Your blanket is scrumptious and so summery. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I have a hard time here it is SO hot. I can't wait to get back North and have a real garden again. I really love that blanket and you know how much I love to crochet blankets...they are my weakness. So many blankets...so little time! LOL! Although you seem to whip through them in no time! I love the edging you're doing too. Hugs.....Sam