“Kongeskipet” , or the “King’s Ship” as it is called, has been moored up in the Hankøfjord. This is a sure sign of summertime over here. Photo by John Shaw.
Everything is thriving at the moment, but I wish for rain soon, as the garden is really dry now. I potter around, enjoying the garden, pulling up a weed here and there. There’s one thing with dry weather, the weeds slow down too! I can look down and see families with their children swimming, and there are multiple boats and yachts on the fjord. July is the main summer month over here. I think I will go out onto the terrace now with a cup of coffee….
This is a closeup of the “Lollipop” lilies, which are in bloom now. I will be posting more on lilies as they open their buds.
When I first made my lily bed a couple of years ago, I wondered if I would have to stake up the tallest lilies as It is very windy in this area. However, the lilies stand tall, and have survived the strongest winds without staking.
We have a heatwave here in Norway, and the lilies in my garden love this! The lilies to the right are “Lollipop”, and the lantern in the photo is one I brought over from England while I was on my gardening tour.
This garden is near Lyme Regis, along the coast. The garden composed of several terraced “rooms”, gradually sloping towards the sea. This bower opens into a new area, opening up to blossoming trees.
This is from “Hilltop”, a garden in Stour Provost, Dorset. I love the chimney pot planters. This is a garden of enchantment.
This necklace was inspired by summer skies. It is composed mainly of pale blue lace agate, a beautiful colour in my mind.
Everything is bursting into flower, although, being on a plateau during the summer, the flower beds need watering. I plant densly so I don’t have to water all the time. We have water from our own source in addition to council water so I can water the garden as much as I wish, which is very useful in hot sunny weather.
This picture of flowers from the garden is in pen and wash. The jug pictured is about a hundred years old and comes from my son’s shop. (He deals in antiques and pre-loved/used items and furniture)