Thursday, 17 April 2008

Garden pleasures!


These two little lovelies stand either side of my mum's front door. They always hold something different, depending on the time of year. At the moment they hold two beautiful cowslips.



This morning, we whizzed along to one of our local garden centres, Jack's Patch.Jack's Patch is on the road between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth and this particular drive gives wonderful views of the River Teign.
Sadly, it was too dangerous for me to stop and snap the view.
So, instead, I snapped these little baskets full of Pansies and Ivy...


There was quite a mass of colour everywhere at the 'Patch'...


I bought some pansies to put in my Belfast sink...

Meanwhile, back at home I found my dear DH battling with the blustery weather... and attempting to cut the grass.



During the past few days, we've had this visitor...I just managed to snap the pose, through my kitchen window...


...before 'Woody' escaped!



How I love the beauty of the garden!


13 comments:

Pixiedust said...

Lovely pics, I love Woody woodpecker, well done for getting such a good photo of him.xxx

Summer by the sea said...

What a lovely garden you have - I am so jealous! - Natalie x

April said...

You have such a lovely garden - and a woodpecker - amazing!

April xx

Gledwood said...

That's a fantastic garden you've got there... great blog too!

;->...

Kai said...

Now THAT'S a GARDEN! Pansies (which used to be known as Heart's Ease) are my favorite flower! Your mom's containers are charming & make such a welcoming sight! And I love woodpeckers! I'm so glad I visited your blog tonight!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my! I envy you your big yard! I'd love to go poke around that garden shop. What beautiful displays!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Wow!!! What a fabbo garden. And a woody too. My kiddie would love that. She's a wildlife nut. But I think OH would run a mile - he hates cutting our pocket handkerchief of a lawn. Yours wouold kill him!! ;0)

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

That patch looks a bit more colourful than mine does at the minute. Fancy spotting a woodpecker in the garden, I haven't ever seen one in mine, they are fascinating to watch and listen to. x

Lucy Bloom said...

Wow Sal, you have a fantastic garden, and a woodpecker too, I don't think I've ever seen one ever. Those plants at the garden centre look fabulous, wish my garden was half as colourful :(
Lucy x

Jennie said...

I love pansies. The woodpecker is lovely and your garden is gorgeous!

Mary said...

Been meaning to ask you if you go to Jack's Patch, I know it well! My cousin in Teignmouth goes at least once a week - I was there in October one day for lunch with her and friends - just think, we may have seen one another!! What a small world!

Mary said...

By the way Sal - love your house and beautiful garden. How many acres does Terry have to mow!!!!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Woody is a fine bird indeed..
I have to admit a case of grass envy here... Our humble patch does not contain a blade of grass (other than couch grass) and I would love a bit of lawn..

Mx