With the half term week upon us, and a long bank holiday weekend, it was time to pick myself up and try once again to get a little normality in my life. The camera was finally picked up at last and I thought I would start to get myself back into the swing of things by taking a proper look in the garden. I was surprised at how much colour is peeking through the greenery.
My herb garden is reaching out to be picked up once again for the kitchen. So many rich flavours singing to be married with different ingredients. Maybe this week they will be fused with vegetables to be made into soups for the winter months. Who knows?!
There are a few rogue plants in the herb garden which I love to see pop up and add interest (and bees) to this area.
The aquilegia with its frilly skirts make me smile as they dance in the breeze above the lemon balm.
The strawberry plants are popping up everywhere. I am not fussy where they end up, as long as they are happy and bear us some fruit to pick up and enjoy during the next couple of months.
Looking up, they wave hello in between the branches. If only I was tall enough to sniff these heavily petalled beauties!
I am putting together some plants and a little statue for a memorial garden for Coco which has been focussing my mind. Lavender and rosemary being the first things I bought as she used to smell of these each day after some aromatherapy. A pink rose to match her tongue. There will be some holly to match her Kennel Club name of Mistletoe Moonbeam to remind me of her Christmas birthday, and then of course, a statue of a Cavalier.
Unfortunately, a visit to the garden centre proved to be fruitless for a suitable large ceramic pot, so I am on the lookout for one to put everything into, along with pink bulbs and seeds to give year round life. Looking across to her favourite spot from the daisy patch where she loved to sit, will be very comforting.