A reminder of blooms in 2011

There is little colour in the garden at this time of the year.   It is full of berries of one kind or another, despite the fact there are none on the holly but I miss the flowers.  By way of a reminder of the blooms in the past year, I thought I would dig out my favourite photos of the year.   The ones below are March to August, I hope you enjoy the memories.




Tulips in April


Peonies in May


Raindrops on roses




Cupani Sweet Pea

The Flowers
by Robert Louis Stevenson

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames –
These must all be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny treetops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grownup people’s trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.



  1. My FAvourite is MAY 🙂

    Funny enough I was thinking about you earlier today when I was walking around my garden taking photos of December flowers 🙂

    If I’ve not done so already “HAppy New YEar” the wine is flowing I’m getting old and forgetful 🙂


  2. Images of colour and warmth are just the perfect tonic for these dull winter days Ronnie 🙂 May the new year treat you and those that you love kindly and may all that graces your garden flourish xxx


    • Hi Janet. No, all these photos were taken with my Fuji compact. My next post for pics September onwards will be using the SDLR. I still take my compact with me wherever I go because the other one is just to big and heavy to put in my handbag. Taking the cap off is a trial, remember where I have put it is even worse. 😉


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