Monday, 21 June 2010

In the garden..

Been getting stuck into the garden of late and its really starting to take shape..... all I'm waiting for now is the bloody sun to show his face!! I want to be putting up our parasol for the shade.....not to shield us from the driving rain! Please God, I don't ask for much, just a couple of weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, morning through to night. Yes, ALL day, not that couple of hours in the morning crap that lures us into this false sense of security..... spurring us to go stick the washing out before dumping a gallon of bloody rain on it while we're at the shops!?! Two weeks during my holiday is all I ask...then you can hit us with another one of your crazy-ass winters, I won't care, just show us some Summer first, eh!?

Ok, rant over, I'm back in the room.....we decided to give the garden fences a facelift...


...and after...

Amazing what a lick of paint can do!

Got these pots from the kitchen department at IKEA

Lanterns also from IKEA

Our wee herb garden

Next buy this boring tool shed and give it a beach hut makeover....add some window boxes and some bunting and it will be the coolest shed on the street!

On Friday the postie came to the door with a massive box of loveliness from Cath Kidston. I bought one of her dresses a few weeks ago, loved the fit so much I ordered another one in a different pattern...

...along with some other bits and bobs for our hollibobs, including this ace basket to carry the picnic stuff...

An essential, I think you'll agree, haha! Ok so yes, we haven't got a tent yet (a minor detail)...but we do have nice flowery plates, cups and baskets so we'll be ok! (well, you DO have to set the scene, eh ladies!?) ;-)

I'll leave you with some recent photography....

Love LOVE Peonies!


  1. Lovely pictures, those flowers are so nice!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Pretty pictures! I was thinking 'oh this reminds of kath kidson' while looking at the first garden photos and then I see all your kath kidson goodies. I can sympathise with the weather situation too!

  3. Love, love, LOVE. Great pics!
    Please stop by and say hi. xo

  4. Wow - I love your garden makeover .. beautiful colour. I have one of those achingly boring sheds too and have been trying (unsucessfully) to grow stuff up it to disguise it but am inspired by your beach hut idea and am already musing over colours.