Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The wonders of nature

Just a few snaps from my garden to share with you.

Firstly, my fuschias are looking good at the moment. They seem to like the wet weather even if we don't! They are fairly common varieties I think. One only cost £2 from our local supermarket and is a mass of blue - pink blooms. Great value. The others are little hardy bush fuschias. Pretty, dainty little splashes of colour across the front flower bed.

I have always loved the delicate little ballerina blooms of these flowers. I seem to remember Dad taking me to The Dingle in Shrewsbury - the little oasis in the centre of The Quarry - that Percy Thrower made his own when he was chief gardener there. That immaculate spot had the most gorgeous standard fuschias and even as a little girl, I loved the pastel pink, brilliant reds or purply blue dancing ballerinas, dangling from those delicate stems.

And then I go and spoil the poetic magic by showing you the spud I harvested in Wipso's garden yesterday - enough said!!


Wipso said...

Always good value in my garden...two for the price of one :-)

KittyB said...

lovely garden pics- always good value for money, the home gorwn veggies, particularly carrots - ours always have legs and assorted appendages.

Have you started any flowers (knitting or crocheting) yet?

When I am Rich said...

Yes, fuchsias are one of my favourites - and about the only flowers I've got at the moment that aren't being devoured by aphids, caterpillas, slugs etc.

Calico Kate said...

Such pretty flower pics Twiglet.
Love the potato!

Friko said...

Very pretty; we all seem to be showing extremely healthy flowers at the moment, why don't they suffer as much as we do from all this rain. No, they positively revel in it. And become a jungle!

Fennie said...

Ah the spud made be laugh. But you are right about Fuschia and the rain. Our Fuschias seem to grow again year after year even though they appear as dead as dodos come the spring.

mountainear said...

Have put fushcias on my 'must have' list.

Love the potato!

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