|Join me on a stroll through the Bluebell Woods of England|
Photo credit; Jill Elliott (childhood friend and fellow bluebell lover!)
I guess gardening has always been a part of my life even on a subconscious level. My granddad lived next door and had a good sized piece of land which was almost entirely dedicated to growing fruit and vegetables for the family. Berries, orchard fruit, potatoes and beetroot were minutes from harvest to table and I must admit were taken for granted. Hopping over the garden fence to pick Bramley apples for a pie seemed far more natural to me than going to a store. Now with my own organic vegetable garden I find myself reminiscing about the days when I followed granddad around and gorged on warm, juicy raspberries (and also appreciating how much work vegetable gardening was)!
|English primroses naturalize in semi-shady locations|
|Hosta 'Sagae" was a gift from a wonderful friend and is the |
perfect companion for my English bluebells.
|One small vase of sweet peas will perfume an entire room|
|You're never too young; Katie was just 7 months when she |
discovered English primroses.
Sorry about photo quality - a scanned image from
|The wonderfully old fashioned bleeding heart |