Thursday, 18 September 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A tad overwhelming and off-putting.
I could say it's because of those big spiders we have seen everywhere, and the toads that like to startle me. I don't want to get all caught up in webs as I crawl around on me knees pulling out the weeds.
I don't want toads hopping around my toes.
I could blame our busy schedules.
Or maybe it's that time of year, the post summer blues... and the passion wanes for a while as the plants and gardeners try to adjust to the new season; the new start.

 The Sunflowers that never bloomed.

Some of the cornflowers are still going strong.

Collecting the seeds from the Poppies and Nigellas.

This lovely, unplanned Crocosmia Lucifer has just gone over, but it was a welcome site in a garden full of faded colours. (No filters or edits on this baby)

These thorny vines hung down from the overgrown hedge. All the way down to the ground at kiddy height. ( Since these shots were taken, we have finally tackled the hedge for this year.)

A rather pristine looking Primrose,surrounded, yet not smothered by weeds and the mini time team diggers.

I know it's bad, but this weed thing twists and turns so gracefully as it takes over. I haven't sorted it out yet, but I know that it will be most satisfying to pull out.   
And I suppose that is the good thing about letting things get out of control. When I finally get to work on it, a little, will make a big difference.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Forest Weekender

I lieu of text, I feel that I could simply replace any words for this post with: gushy, gush, gush gush. I will try to refrain, and talk like a person whose feet are planted on solid ground and not away with the fairies, but it's hard. Just look at this place!
A few weeks ago, we went to The New Forest for a camping weekend.
The weather was gorgeous, the nature was gorgeous, we met some gorgeous people...(The lovely Annie and her littles:-))

I was in a pretty happy place here. Ferns to the left of me, Heathers to my right! I was Stuck in the Middle...

I bet these colours are in abundance now. I am keen to go back to find out.

One day, I would love to bike here. Or if I can keep up the running, it would be a good place to pull a Forrest and just keep runnin'.
Wild Horses everywhere.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Friends with Benefits

Our friend Karen makes chocolate.
I know, right?!
Every now and then, we get a lovely package in the post and devour it.
No; I can't give you her number, but I can direct you to her website:-)

WARNING: These images contain depictions of the effects of chocolate addiction that some may find disturbing.

I think that these crazy eyes are telling me that we need more chocolate NOW! 

We parents got our sneaky chocolate fix too: Dating Simply