Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Gladdens your heart and sweetens your soul! ;-)


What a beautiful day it is today!

A perfect time to sit down with a cuppa and re introduce oneself to a few gardening books!
I have a few ...


But give me a pretty cover and I drool.
These are gorgeous...
The oldies are the best!
I have always loved the cover of this book...
And inside is pretty good too!
And as for this...
So simple!
Gardening loveliness!


Don't you just love it!

And now it is time to get into my greenhouse and try to produce something like this :
Have fun in your garden!
And don't forget...
Gardening gladdens the heart and sweetens the soul!
;-)

20 comments:

Simone said...

Such lovely gardening books! I must get out in the garden soon and dust off the cobwebs (off me that is)!

Hen said...

Hi Sal,
I just picked up a handful of Mr Cuthbert's guides on eBay, just love them but I see you have some different ones so the search continues... Love the Ladybird one too.
My greenhouse is still in the packaging outside, 3 years since it was bought, I've given up hope! I'll live vicariously through yours, if that's ok!

Hen x

galant said...

To think that I parted with my late Uncle's Mr Cuthbert series when he died ... but then, there were so many books I simply couldn't keep everything! But they really were soooo pretty! My favs are still the four Ladybird books in the What to Look for in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. But this is a truly pretty post, so appropriate for a sunny spring day like today!
Margaret Powling

Menopausal musing said...

I'm not allowed in the greenhouse.... in case I cause havoc.... MOI???? Great books..... lucky you to own them. x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Your post has really cheered me up today Sal - as it always does.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely books.... I can't wait to return to the garden :) x

cocoa and blankets said...

oh Sal I want I want I want ...what an amazing collection just lovely...by the way sweetie...I seem to have ended up with two of those widgets which I copied from your blog...any idea how I can get rid of one?

twiggypeasticks said...

Hasn't it been a gorgeous day? lovely books.
Twiggy x

maria said...

Sunny, spring days like today make me inspired to 'get going' in the garden. This is our first year with a greenhouse although we are getting most of our seeds going in the house at the momment. I look foward to perhaps seeing some pics of your garden during the summer.

Jennie said...

gorgeous books as always!

our shabby cottage said...

I don't care for gardening much but I love those books!

Rosie said...

What pretty books - you must get lots of inspiration from them for your own garden. I could do with some in mine at the moment it was well laid out when we moved here but it needs a change and I'm not sure how to start it:)

French Knots said...

Ladybird books are so nostalgic, wonderful pictures.

Redwoodhouse said...

what lovely books the pictures are delightful, my job for this weekend to finish of spring cleaning the flower borders, alovely job I can't wait and your post makes me feel like gardening even more.
Jan

skippinginthemeadow said...

Hi Sal
Thankyou so much for your good wishes for my sister.
I just love the floral fantasia you've put up here, it's beuuuuuutiful!
xx
Sumea

sharie said...

Lovely books, I see you have Geoff Hamiltons and I always enjoyed his programmes.
I'm looking forward to gardening this year too - great post to inspire :-)

this is my patch said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on the Ladybird garden books for years, another one of those round tuit jobs! The illustrations really do spring to life. After seeing your lovely collection, I shall now be on the lookout for Mr Cuthbert's too. x

Ragged Roses said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Kimx

charlie said...

I recognise those ladybird books, they must be in my old bookcase back home!
I noticed the photo on your sidebar of fabrics from Ikea...do they sell them like that in packs, all mixed?

Bobbie Lynn said...

Love the books you have there and the color are wonderful inspiration.. I see a book I have also on my self “Success with house Plants”. : )