Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just a blog about my garden......

Sorry, no miniatures this week, although I've been sculpting - nothing to show yet.  So, because I love my garden and I know many other bloggers love gardens too...it's just about the garden and flowers.  Next blog there WILL be miniatures...

Well we haven't got the summer we were hoping for - at least so far - but the plants are at last beginning to catch up and the garden is looking super with lots of surprises as Mother Nature does her own thing.....






'Bowl of Beauty' is a fabulous paeony and having left it behind in previous gardens, at last it's blooming in this one for the first time. Magic!


I've had this large vintage galvanised washing/mixing bowl for some years - it has a hole in one side and I've been  dithering for a long time about what to do with it.  Another just like it, but hole-free, is my mini pond, so finally I bit the bullet and asked my other half to put more holes in the base so I could turn it into a this little alpine planter which is sitting on our ancient iron bench. I really love it now - it's stocked with  lovely alpine plants, some poached from my own garden and others purchased after a lovely splurge in a nearby garden centre. It looks a little new at the moment but will be lovely when it's grown a little.

 

All sorts of strange containers lend themselves to interesting garden planters and there are some really lovely ones around.  I've planted a smokey dark Heuchera in an old watering can and a huge ceramic lampshade (upturned) is now full of petunias.  I'll show those another time.

Thanks for looking - hope you enjoyed the flowery feast!
Robin 

4 comments:

Susan said...

Delightful garden Robin, thanks for showing more of your special place.

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Happy Midsummer's Day! Thank you for sharing your garden. I love the 'cottage-y' feel. Your paeony is beautiful. I have Sarah Bernhardt which is a pink double and also in bloom. Hope the rain holds off as it is ruinous on them. Best wishes, Carol xx

PS Someone was admiring your little birds that are outside in the garden of my Honeybee Cottage today!

KT Miniatures said...

I had the privilege to walk up Robin's garden the other day and can honestly say that it is even more beautiful in real life!!! Having seen it at the beginning in it's raw infancy, am amazed how it has already settled down and looks like everything has been there for years....which of course it hasn't! It completely inspired me to undertake a spot of digging in my own garden!Celia

Robin said...

Thank you all - yes it's a labour of love. I have to restrain myself at this time of year as I could spend all day out there .....
Rx