Now, I think it is imperative to start this blog post telling you the absolute truth. Once you see the following photos you will understand why I have entitled this blog post 'An Afternoon In My Garden', as the flowers that grow here are just so incredibly beautiful. I must admit, however, that this garden is actually my mother's. I haven't quite got it in me to fly the nest yet, and starting a new business takes its toll on a house deposit! So for now, I'm calling it 'mine'. Most of you know my mother as Daisy Moon Mandy on instagram, and will have looked on with loving eyes at her stunning textile and embroidery work. When she is not happily stitching away with her vintage fabrics, she has been known to create wonderful scenes in the garden, and I wanted to show you all how pretty it truly is.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of work to be done in the garden. What these photos do not show you are the weeds, the miscellaneous furniture, and the 'patch of land where the shed used to be'. Yet, what these photos will show you, is the the beauty of what has grown between those weeds, the magical colours of bloom in June, and the stunning potential that this garden has. We've been waiting to get the inside of the house finished for the majority of this year, and the garden has, unfortunately, had to take a back seat. So for now I wanted to give these flowers a little spotlight.
I cannot describe to you how happy it makes me to sit out in this little floral patch of garden and just watch the bees at work. There are so many flowers out there which would look so beautiful and 'instagram-worthy', but other than the rouge wild daisies at the front of the house that constantly try to trip you up, we have decided to leave the garden untouched and uncut. As always we're trying to do our bit for the bees. I'm always on guard if one needs a dose of a sugar water pick-me-up, but thanks to the lovely florals, they seldom do.
I hope you enjoyed taking a little wander through the garden, and I hope it inspires you to appreciate your little corners of loveliness out there.
This one is for the bees.