Friday, June 18, 2010

What's new in the garden

Karen calls this the secret garden. When the door is closed you would never know it was there. One can wander round in one's nothings quite safely.



With the help of Sarah Raven's plug plants I'm aiming for delectable pots. These are verbena and I'm just about to settle them in their new home.

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18 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

And do you wander round it in your nothings?

The Secret Garden was my favourite book as a child, so I've always had a hankering for one. Unfortunately every aspect of my garden is so overlooked I feel I need 'full hair and make-up' to water it.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Have you ever tried to sneak in a few marijuana plants back there? Just checking.

Sad confession time: I read The Secret Garden to my daughter when she was about 7 and I got all weepy at the end. Me! A manly man! So embarrassing.

mapstew said...

Wandering around in one's nothings! Now that would raise a few eyebrows in MY 'not so secret' garden! Then again, it might help to liven-up my rather dull neighbours!

Beautifyl flowers! :¬)

@UB; You're such a softy! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Eryl: not totally - not since gravity took over.

The U.B.: in the hall I have a six foot high plant which my # 2 son thought was marijuana. It's actually faux.
Softies are the best:)

Mapstew: write a 1,000 times - I must not be unkind to softies.
You know very well you are the softest of them all:)

Kim Ayres said...

Wandering around in your nothings isn't a common pastime in Scotland, secret garden or not. Either it's far too cold or you risk rather nasty sunburn

Pat said...

Kim: to say nothing of the midges;)

Luna said...

I love the idea of this being a secret garden. Right now I'm waiting for my Mom to visit at the end of June as I'd like her to help me set up a potted garden. Your blog entries lately have been teasing me with all your wonderful garden photos :)

angryparsnip said...

I have always wanted a secret garden, maybe in my next life....
Lovely pictures of your garden.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Luna: how great to have your Mom help you create a potted garden. I have a beautiful acer which my mother and I chose together and she always gave me a plant when she visited so it always feels she is close in the garden.

Parsnip: my idea was to have a fragrant bower and the secretness of it has just evolved over the years.
I'm glad you like it.

savannah said...

i have a secret garden, sugar! it has absolutely nothing of note in it, so it's a secret that it's even there! (i know, lame joke, i'm tired. what can i say?) ;~D xoxoxoxoxoxox

mapstew said...

Yeah, you know me well Pat, for 'tis soft I am indeed missus! Sure all I have to do is look at a baby and I'm gone! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Savannah; not a lame joke - a wry comment- which I appreciate.xoxoxo.

Mapstew; it takes one to know one:)

Madame DeFarge said...

Pat, I am shocked to even contemplate a refined lady such as you in your nothings. I imagine you in wafting taffeta and gins as you lounge around your garden.

Pat said...

Madame D: I did have such a phase with a large, shady Vita-like hat but my stiletto caught in the wafting taffeta hem and I took a purler - nothing to do with the gin.
These days it's mostly nighties but its nice to know I can strip off should the mood take me.

Maggie said...

It truly is a secret garden. That was one of my favorite old books when I was a child, and here you are with a real secret garden of your own in your back yard. How delightful.

Pat said...

Maggie: it is a special book isn't it? And special people love it.

BrightenedBoy said...

Just like from the book. I'd imagine it's nice to have a place like that.

Pat said...

BB: it is a comfort and joy:)