It doesn’t seem possible that three months ago I was blogging about being trapped, like the creatures in Narnia, in a land where it was always winter and never Christmas! We had snow on the ground, monster icicles hanging from my conservatory roof and it seemed as though spring would never come! Today however, the temperature is well up in the 70s, and it’s high, high summer. My garden is blooming and it’s lovely to be able to take my sewing outside into the gazebo….
This year is an exceptional one for roses…..
While Freddie’s little playhouse has almost disappeared behind a giant, rather prehistoric-looking fern! The white scrambling rose is almost too vigorous – I cut it back hard last autumn, getting myself thoroughly scratched in the process – but it has bounced back with a vengeance – I don’t think I’ve ever seen it quite so smothered in blooms. The plants in my greenhouse are thriving too…..
I have tiny baby cucumbers no longer than my little finger as yet – these are for Rosie and Freddie who both adore them. And the first tomatoes are ripening on the vine, though I think it will be a while before they’re ready to eat! All this blossom and bloom has definitely influenced the projects in the July magazine…..
Lots of blossoming and blooming here too – as well as a little French bulldog cushion. I was very surprised to read that French Bulldogs are now the most popular breed here in the UK – having long believed the Labrador to hold that honour. My heart belongs to Newfies though, I must admit, and these days one in particular….
The enchanting Miss Daisy – who is very much loved by the whole family – though I do wish she wouldn’t persist in sitting my flowers! Back to the July Magazine though….
I don’t quite have the preview ready to show you yet – but here’s the cover with details of what’s inside. If you’d like to find out more about the magazine, and maybe try it for just $1 (for your first two issues) then please just CLICK HERE to learn more.