Since spring is sure to arrive any minute now…it’s officially on the calendar but isn’t in full swing. Mother Nature has toyed with us and there’s been a couple of spring-like days but I’m still waiting for the real deal.
So while I wait I thought I’d dream of what I want my garden to look like.
No, I don’t have a thatched roof cottage but I wish I did!
Somehow the Brits just know how to grow flowers without them looking too contrived, almost as though they grow wild.
In case you imagine this entire post is a fantasy, I do have a white garden gate to the back yard…now I just need to tame the wildness that has occurred over the winter months.
Okay, this garden is being shown because wouldn’t we all love a tennis court in our back yard, especially a grass court!
I am going to work on my herb garden this spring. I want more herbs than I’ve had in the past, maybe even a pepper or two.
This image is not part of the Options 1st set, Flickr
If my yard had more sun I’d definitely be down for a few raised vegetable beds.
It seems that in England flowers even grow in baskets on bicycles!
The above images are via a website I discovered thanks to Rosemary at Content in a Cottage called Options 1st…enter at your own risk!
I will work on my roses so that they bloom like these (above) and try my best to get rid of the sawfly that has plagued them every summer for the past 5 years!
And finally, I will tend to my sheep…oh wait, I don’t have any sheep. Sheep and chickens, I’d like them both but might have to move to be allowed any!
Happy Spring and hopefully, we’ll all feel the warmth of the season soon!
Linda Coble said:
Oh, to be in England! I loved all the pics and could easily lose myself in your post today. I’m hoping that we have a sunny Spring and Summer so my herbs and flowers can flourish. I’m sure you’ll get your herb garden and your roses to flourish also. Happy Spring!
This is why we are best friends…we must have been sisters in another life, perhaps in England! 🙂
I love your garden pictures, especially the grass tennis court. LOVE IT! We are going into Autumn here, and I am preparing my veggie garden for winter and your pictures are very inspiring. Thank-you. Leahxx
Lucky you, Autumn is my favorite season, next to spring. I love your site and so enjoy your writing and images.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Thanks so much for visiting me today. Oh! It was pure joy to read your post today…it’s like you peeked into my mind for the perfect garden. The gates, the roses, the herb beds, the SHEEP! sigh. LOVE England, it’s beyond gorgeous there on a May afternoon in the sun, isn’t it?
Right back at you! I so enjoyed discovering your site…it’s now a regular read for me.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have sheep? Well, maybe not really! 🙂
Thanks for your visit,
The warmer weather we’re having this week has given me spring fever, too! I’ve been buying lots of flowers for my garden. All your beautiful pictures have inspired me to get busy this weekend! I’m hoping to check out some English gardens when we go to visit Jeff and Allison in Cambridge.
There is something magical in the air this time of year and even the simple backyard shrubs shine! I hope to work in the garden this weekend…thanks again for your help with my painting renovation.