Wednesday, 29 May 2013


A million 'thank yous' to you lovely blogging friends that have again offered your messages of support and prayer on my health ~ my biopsy results were not perfect but have definitely ruled out all the very nasty things that it might possibly have been and although I now await kidney test results, I am optimistic on the Doctors getting me through this!

What a gorgeous weekend we have just had and with the added bonus of a Bank Holiday Monday here in England it meant 3 long awaited days working in the garden . . .  for me it really is just The Best Medicine!

Like all gardens after such a long long Winter, Spring brings such beauty and colour

I love the grass and trees this time of year ~ so green and fresh

I don't actually know the name of this flower but the smell is just heavenly

My favourite part of the garden ~ a gentle slope from bottom to top and so many fragrant flowers and shrubs as you brush past them

My sewing room and the gorgeous shrubs I look out on to

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

Mr. Robin keeping watch from the Magnolia Tree for any worms as I dug the flower beds

My Mum gave me this Lilac Tree as a little sampling about 8 years ago, hers perished shortly afterwards and mine is still flourishing, it got hidden away when the team were in the garden last year landscaping and building the Garden Room but it's been rescued and treated to a new pot

DH has been painting the garden furniture and has matched the colour to the new pots exactly, so pleased with it

We've put the bench under the Apple Trees and hopefully after such a disappointing yield last year we'll be luckier and  get a good crop

Next to the bench ~ a new border ~ lavender, pinks, rosemary and choisya

And finally my rocking chair, also being lovingly restored by DH to match the bench

So any sewing I hear you ask? 
Well not a great deal I'm afraid!  I have progressed further with my HaED but the light is poor today, Yes! the rain is back so I will try and take a good photo of that for next time.
This wooden flower shape was a freebie with a recent cross stitching magazine but I didn't like the flower motif they suggested stitching on it so found this little chap to sew on instead, it came with a keyring attachment so I shall attach it to my Summer canvas bag once the good weather returns!

I'm just about to finish another small project, unusual but very cute but again I'll keep you waiting 'til next time and by then I might even manage to get it sewn up too.

Thanks for stopping by
x x x


Dawn said...

what a wonderful garden, such a lovely retreat! Enjoy it.

Cath said...

I want your garden. It looks heavenly.
Hope you get sorted with the docs soon. Thinking of you .XXX

cucki said...

Aww very pretty garden..
Thinking of you so much..hugs x

Vicky L said...

Your garden looks so heavenly. It ws breath taking as I looked at the photos

Bianca said...

What a beautiful garden, and I have to admit I'm green with envy over that sewing room!

Mouse said...

ooooo glad to hear things are better than you thought and simply gobsmacked at your gorgeous garden ... its hugeeeeee .... I would get lost in there for days ...
love the cute wol too :0 love mouse xxxxxxx

Catherine said...

Wow! Such a beautiful garden to enjoy!! Sending more good thoughts and prayers your way!!

Penny said...

You have a beautiful garden! Love the little owl. :) Hope the doctors can get to the bottom of your health issues soon.

blue star stitcher said...

Such a beautiful garden, love your stitching room!

Melody said...

What a beautiful garden! Your garden furniture is so nice too.

Sending good thoughts to you for healing on your health issues.

Vickie said...

Oh what a view of your sewing room. So different from the last photo you shared. Your gardens are just fabulous.I have prayed for you.♥

Barb said...

Hello my bunny loving friend, no sign of Tilly and Oscar but what a garden to scamper in. As others have said it is beautiful and I could imagine you sitting stitching in it hope you get to spend many hours out there.
The doctors have eased your worries about nasty things so hope the kidney outcome will be one that can be treated.
I can just see hubby relaxing in the garden chair after painting that chair. A lovely post Jane.

Myra said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your gardens. Just lovely!

Lesleyanne said...

A truly stunning garden. I hope you continue to get good news from the Doctor.

Mylene said...

WOW! You have a beautiful garden!!
Such gorgeous flowers you have all around!!

Lynn said...

Your garden looks absolutely heavenly! I would love to have a garden like that where I could walk among the shrubs and flowers. You are so fortunate to have your craft room right in the middle of all that beauty.
Sending prayers your way that your health concerns are resolved soon.

Sally said...

I hope you finally get sorted with your health issues Jane. Glad to hear there are no really nasty issues. Will be thinking of you.

Your garden is beautiful. I can just picture you out there with your stitching.

Anonymous said...

I adore your little owl stitching. It will be the perfect companion for your summer canvas. Your garden looks like a real life wonderland. It is so beautiful. I am glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better and will keep hoping for steady healing.

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