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Thursday, 9 July 2009

making me smile...

Hi all, just thought you might like to share in the nice things ive been appreciating this week...we've had Poppy's first ever sports day, she did really well and i was a very proud mummy watching her...she enjoyed it at first but quickly got tired as it was in the afternoon, she did have 12 races to take part in- and shes only in Reception class, so that was no surprise! I think the egg and spoon race was her best one, she didnt drop her egg once!


Other than that ive been enjoying the peace and quiet of home..this is the view i have out of my kitchen window, stright onto the maize field, its really coming up now so we're hoping for lots of rain, as it really could do with a good water!



Stinky cow parsley actually looks quite pretty lining our track!


Dog dog always comes along with mummy when im wandering around the farm....
And the two cats like to watch what im up to, Darcy is quite camoflaged sat here on our log pile!
Although in these photos it looks like quite a grey day, it was actually about 6pm on a really warm hazy evening, just the kind i love for a stroll through the fields.


Im so enjoying my fantastic front boder, in it are; Roses, mint, thyme, Poppy's, Salvias, Peonies, white french lavender, Hostas, sweet williams, Foxgloves, Geum, Geraniums, plus.....

This amazing hollyhock which im watching daily, waiting for it to burst open...
This year i also have some Phlox planted for the first time, this photo doesnt do it justice but its the most beautiful candy floss pinky white colour, i love it and cant wait for it to spread a bit more!
I adore the beauty of this french lavender, its doing really well this year, how lovely would it be to have a garden full of it?...
These stunning purple Anemone's have popped up from nowhere, so pretty, i had red ones earlier in the year too, i think they're one of my all time favourite flowers....


Ive had a huge clump of these daisies pop up too, for ages i hadnt a clue what the plant was(even with help from Clare at this gardens life!), i just looked like fennel, then they started popping open and Voila!

This stunning green tree fern has decided to pop up in the base of a potted Acer, im leaving it there thought a its zinginess makes me smile.

And finally, when im out there gardening on the patio, these two are sat in their favourite place in the front porch, watching me, and snuggling.


I hope youve enjoyed this little journey through the things im enjoying this week and id just like to say a huge thanks again to all of you who have left lovely cooments/contacted me personally, you're all so lovely xxxxxxxx

9 comments:

Heart in the country said...

What a lovely tour Kirsty, thanks for sharing. And very well done to Poppy in her egg and spoon race!

The sewing room said...

How lucky you are to have such pretty views to look upon and to wander around it's the place l would like to be or by the beach. Your flowers look so pretty and your borders are so full of colour.
Well done to Poppy 12 races are a bit much you would think they would do it a bit more gradualy say 3, l think she deserves a ribbon and a cheer.have a super week hugs Pat

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Kirsty

Thanks for my welcome back hun!

Those are gorgeous pics, your garden looks lovely. Well done Poppy for joining in so many races :)

Mel xxx

Maternal Tales said...

What beautiful photos - I love the Daisys...and Ruby - how cute is she?? My little one is in Reception too and had sports day although she didn't do so well :-( xx

MelMel said...

Hello lovely...just popped by to say hi and that I'm thinking of you..x

Pomona said...

Hello from one agric to another! I have just found your blog, and loved the pictures of your garden. Most of my French lavender didn't make it through last winter - just one plant left!

Pomona x

Diane said...

You live in a beautiful place. I love the way you post lots of photographs - I dont have the patience. Your flowers look lovely

The Catnap Cottage said...

Oh, such a nice little journey! I love your blog! I am a country girl myself, so it is always a pleasure to visit!!

Suzie Sews said...

what a lovely week. Great pictures, I can almost hear the birdsong.