Friday, 3 April 2009

My garden (an apology)



I was chatting with Karrita the other day ( Mymothersgarden.etsy.com ) and said I didn't really have a garden, it was mostly gravel.

Afterwards, I thought "Eeek, I hope the garden didn't hear me!"



Because actually, I love my garden. It is mostly gravel on purpose, because my hay fever has been a lot easier to bear without a lawn to cut!



We have quite a few pots with various plants in (no, don't ask me to name them) and I've also broadcast handfulls of seed, and allowed plants to self seed where they will. We have lots of aquilegia and foxgloves coming up.


I know these ones (above)! They're snakeshead fritillaries, and look lovely fluttering about in the breeze.


And this is a little acer, chosen to contrast with the smoky blue grey fence.



Last but not least, I love my pond, where the tadpoles are growing bigger every day.

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14 comments:

Bigbluebed said...

I love your garden! It must be lovely to sit in it and just relax. We live in a flat but do have a shared garden but I would love garden of our very own. One day.

niftyknits said...

Thank you :-) It'd be even more relaxing if the kids over the back didn't have one of those giant trampolines ;-) Don't worry, I'm not *really* gong to complain about kids playing! We had more than enough grumpy neighbours when our own kids were young.

marysgranddaughter said...

I love your garden! I'm jealous. I just bought a new house and mine needs so much work.

ali bali jewellery said...

I love your garden!! I think you do owe it an apology!!

My Mother's Garden said...

Heather~
I love your garden too! It looks like a place of serenity...
especially the pond. It must be so cool to watch the tadpoles turn into frogs. I see you get to grow the primrose flower. It's one of my all time favorites,(I'm unable to grow it here in my tropical climate) I love the bright color contrasts in the blossoms.
Thanks for linking to me ~
Karrita

Helen said...

It's a lovely garden - and I love the colour of your fence, it's just the same as mine! Although mine is a lot more blotchy as the colour was arrived at by DH sploshing on brushloads of paint from 2 different tins while I stood behind saying 'too blue' 'too dark' 'too pale'...

Linden said...

I really like gravel gardens with tubs - and yours looks so beautifully calm and balanced.

Those fritillaries are lovely, they are one of my favourite flowers but I'm hopeless at growing them for some reason! Must be the soil round here (that's my excuse...)

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Amazing garden so exotic and tranquil!
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treaclezoo said...

love the acer against the smoky blue fence - the kind of effect you see displayed in really cool & trendy lifestyle magazines :o)

Nic said...

I really like your garden. It looks peaceful and relaxing.

niftyknits said...

oh treaclezoo you've noticed I am that cool and trendy type LOL

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful garden, how luck to have a little pond too! A great place to go and think!!
pjlacasse

Inbal Weisman said...

You have a lovely garden. Your pond and I must see each other (I love ponds!)

Jan said...

Wow, your garden looks so pretty and tranquil. Your fritillaries are beautiful.