Wednesday, 23 July 2014


 Oriental Lilies


and Day Lilies


Monday, 14 July 2014


.. new plants for our garden

 Cosmos 'Sonata'

and a little bee who wanted to be the star of the photo shoot!


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Something Is Eating My Hostas..

...beautiful flowers

but very unattractive leaves

Ah, there he is!

Hope he enjoyed his lunch!


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

First Flowers..

... on my climbing roses.

 Unfortunately I can't remember the names but they are old-fashioned roses with a beautiful scent.  The pink one was a present from my dear Dad, something to remember him by.


Friday, 4 July 2014

Thursday, 3 July 2014

My Garden At The end Of June..

This is the secret part of my garden where no-one overlooks us.Hubby reads here after work and I tend the flowers and stitch.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Outdoor Space..

...on a warm day.

a shady swing

the smell of the honeysuckle on the fence alongside

and even the petunias in the hanging basket on the fence have a lovely scent.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


Crocheted by me but used by our littlest girl!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


...on the front of the garden fence

 on the other side of the fence


Friday, 13 June 2014

A Memory Tree..

 Ian and I planted this little cherry tree in memory of our four much loved cats who are sadly no longer with us.

For Holly, Meggie and Emma

and for Harry and Foggy.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

By The River.. Bishop Auckland.

This is the river Wear and the castle is the home of the Bishop of Durham.

It wasn't a sunny day

Here is a little collection of wildflowers growing on the river bank:

It's a very peaceful place.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


This tree lives in my front garden.

My Mum and Dad bought it for me when it was just a tiny sapling:

It's flowers are so beautiful.

Altogether perfect.

Monday, 9 June 2014

First Post

This is my little bit of cyber space in which I post photos of my stitching and my garden and really just everyday life.