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Summerhouse – just in time for Summer!

This project has been keeping us occupied all Spring, with the hope that we will be able to enjoy it all Summer – should summer ever arrive.   We have had rain, hail, wind, sleet and the occasional sunny day here in Scotland throughout May.   Roll on June!!!!!image

A wooden summerhouse has taken the place of our rickety old wooden garage.   Quaint as it was, being about 60 years old and built to last, it wasn’t big enough for a car and had become place to store everything but the kitchen sink.

The guys built the whole thing in a couple of days, basically it slots together like a jigsaw .   There is a cosy little seating area where we can get lovely views of the garden from a different perspective than from the kitchen French doors.   There’s also a little shed/storage area for garden tools.

imagePainted up in pale grey and off white, it’s a lovely addition to the garden and quite cosy in this cooler weather we’ve been having.   We’ve added a little path and steps, which will hopefully start to blend with the garden as the herbaceous plants take over.

I’ve been busy reviving a little Ercol sofa and chairs and a funky old clock for inside and will be posting those projects soon.



Beautiful Blooming July

Well it is now actually August and the weather hasn’t been so pleasant that last few days, so instead of sitting in the garden I’m sitting at the computer.   July was wonderful here in Central Scotland the the garden really flourished.   Here are some of my favourites.


Nothing lovelier than roses on a sunny day.
Nothing lovelier than roses on a sunny day.

The pond has been amazing this year.


P1020120P1020121A few new additions to the garden this year, which have been a great success.

P1020115P1020113P1020112P1020111My vintage ladder display of traditional geraniums and pinks has taken off and really brightens up an otherwise dull corner of the garden.

P1020117P1020118P1020116I think this will be an annual addition to the garden as it has received so many lovely compliments.

Summer in the Garden

It’s great being on school holidays – especially at my age!   I love the garden – well not working in it really, but sitting in it on a sunny day is just lovely.   So far, this summer has not lived up to the one we had last year in Scotland which was really sunny, warm and settled.   It’s 25C and sunny one day, then 15C and raining the next, but c’est la vie!

Rosa Memories

Rosa Memories

I’ve been pottering (or making a nuisance of myself) as I think my husband would put it.    We do have a lovely garden with a small pond and lots of interesting and pretty plants.

We also have a very tall and very boring conifer which has probably been growing for over 100 years.   This year I decided to brighten it up a bit with some very old and rotten wooden ladders (donated by my father-in-law) and some potted pinks, geraniums and osteospermum.    Hope you like it!

Vintage Plant Theatre!

I love roses and pinks or carnations and they are all particularly lovely this year.   These pinks have the most lovely scent.

Pretty Pinks!

I hope you are enjoying the summer and making the most of the long and sunny days.