Friday, 25 July 2014

Giveaway Winner and the front garden

Hello everyone, I'm in a good mood today as I get to cheer up another fellow lady by announcing that she has just won herself  £30 worth of loveliness from serenataflowers.com.

Just after midnight last night all the entrants names were placed a terracotta pot and jumbled up. Andrew was out walking Maggie (her wee back leg is healing!) and so when he came in I got him to randomly pick out a name without even looking.


Our winner is thus ~

Hoorah and congrats to Cherie!!
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For all my other dear readers I thought I would show you something a little special ~ our front garden. It's somewhere I wouldn't usually go out and take photos off as I am a little self conscious, but for you guys, anything....




 The main body of the garden is the hydrangeas (yes they glow pink! - not a photoshop trick) and the box balls. We're so glad they're growing and flourishing now as eventually they should all meet up and the balls will be pruned into beautiful flowing shapes. It's bold but we think it suits a small front garden. We also have a tree in the corner but it's difficult to photograph it without looking like you're spying on the apartments behind, haha.

The big black pot was initially there to stop the postman from using that part of the garden as a shortcut - he has changed his ways and it may stay or go - not sure, but I love that lavender. Every year for goodness knows how long, we have had red geraniums on our window stills, even way back in our old home. Yes it clashes but I still love it.

So there you are and you can even see a little of me in the last photo - bonus! hahaa

Love and Hugs
Carrie

11 comments:

  1. Lovely photos, especially the hydrangeas which seem to have done well everywhere this year.
    Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you Filghty x This year is really the first time our wee hydrangeas have bloomed so well, I love them. Xx

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  2. I'd leave the pot or he may change his ways back again. The front of your house must look really attractive.

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    1. Yep, I've decided to leave it, just for that reason xx

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  3. Well done Cherie, enjoy those flowers. The front garden is lovely Carrie, I especially love lavender and box. I put a couple of little box plants in my front garden this year and so far they're doing well. I hope you guys have a good weekend, CJ xx

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    1. Isn't box just lovely? We have it all over. Xxxxx

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  4. Your hydrangeas look fantastic :)

    Our positive used to like to take shorcuts through my flower bed until I shouted at him from the window and scared the bejeeeesus out of him :D

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    1. Thank you!! I remember shouting at some kids who used to like running through our hedge at the last house....they were always good after that!! Haha. But you scolded your postie ;)

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  5. you must put a happy smile on the face of anyone lucky enough to walk past

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    1. Well the garden maybe, not so sure about me personally, haha

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