A trip to the Enchanted Water Garden in Gooderstone
We walked over all bridges and enjoyed the peaceful garden to the full with its’ colour
At this time of year all gardens are so colourful and have such beauty.
We did the long walk through their forest which was so refreshing
and such a great walk watching many birds and small insects around us.
It leaves me breathless walking through.
My cornflowers are having more flowers.
They don’t only come in the deep blue as in this post
there are more colours now
then pink, light lilac and white came along.
They surprise me every day!
Time for something new:
I tried the other day to paint a stone.
It was a very porous stone.
This is my result.
It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.
It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.
I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,
so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.
Like knitting a little fragrance pouch for example.
It is good to try different crafts out.
One way to find out what you truly enjoy.
“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.
Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”
In March, before the virus,
I bought a bucket of soil and cornflower seeds from the supermarket,
as I like to grow things.
I was watching it carefully,
watering it on hot days.
It was growing nicely until June where it started to bloom,
and I could find blue flowers on it.
… and not just blue but also pink came along, how beautiful!
I enjoyed those Cornflowers every step on their way
to the full bloom in very vibrant colours.
Thank you for making my garden more colourful!
my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.
I miss going there so much.
They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in
and you have to book a time slot.
Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and
I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.
So I went through my pictures from previous visits
and enjoyed a stroll through.
Here is what I found:
(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)
… it does say Red Dragon….. 🙂
and something smelly
Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.
Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.
This little plant is standing next to my computer screen.
I received it as a get well present last year in October.
It was in full bloom then.
I nurtured it and loved it even when only green.
Now as a thank you for June just ready for my Birthday
it gives me more blooms.
♥ Thank you my little flower ♥
My garden is my joy.
I love things growing and I take care of them.
I check how my plants grow.
We are lucky the weather is good and
I spend lots of time in the garden admiring my babies.
My Canna Lily, I received from a friend last year is coming again.
I check how my planted seeds grow.
I had Cornflower seeds,
they grow beautifully.
I tried seeds of radish,lettuce,
carrots and onions.
They are coming on fine.
It is such a success story.
Every little success is a feel good factor.
Don’t expect too much of yourself.
In the words of François and his yogi ladybird:
What is your success story for this week?
Take care my friends and stay safe.