How does your garden grow?

Oh how much better everything feels when the sky is clear blue and the air is warm. How are you all, my sunny smiley readers. To ask if you are enjoying the sunny interlude would be silly so I won't but I trust that you are all soaking it up as much as you can.

Sunny weather means time in the garden for me, particularly when I am waiting for payday and need to avoid spending money. It's probably un-natural to enjoy my garden so much at such a young (ish) age..but I am what I am. I don't make any apologies for it. The heart wants what it wants.

This evening I took a little wonder around with my camera to capture my summer garden this year. It's looking lovely in the sunshine, I must say..

I spotted this little guy getting intimate with my lavender. It's smelling wonderful
at the moment (the plant..not the bee)

My climbing rose has finally learnt to climb and now it has outgrown the 7 foot trellis and
is now reaching on up into the blue sky. 

Beautiful penstemen, I adore the colour on this one.

Obligatory cat photo, he's such a poser is that Mr Austen.

Thank you for your wonderful book recommendations in my last post. If you missed it last week and you have a fabulous book that you think I should read, do please let me know. I am currently avidly reading 'The Language of Flowers' as suggested by the wonderful Jem from Beautiful Clutter. She was spot on with this recommendation as I had been thinking of reading it anyway.

Besides reading and enjoying the sunshine, I have been coming to terms with the fact that change is afoot..both at work and in my personal life. Not bad change, not at all. Just some things that will make a real difference and I am excited to see where it leads. (Not the work stuff, that's pretty boring). Change may also be on the horizon in other ways. I am considering upping sticks and moving to the country and I have been pining over beautiful homes in Sussex and Surrey. It's defnitely on the cards! On a less serious note, I have also been getting busy with some rose decals and decorating any glass vase, jar or drinking vessel that I can lay my hands on. It's so simple and so effective. Have you ever tried it? I will post my results some time soon. But if you are following me on Instagram then you may have seen my little sneaky peak.

And that is all for now. What have you fine folk been up to? How are your beautiful gardens doing these days?

I am wishing you a splendid sunny week whatever you have in store. Do please think of me as I prepare myself to battle the tube journeys to work and back again during that big sporting event that is starting on Friday. Roll on August 10th..that's all I can say.

With love,


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  1. Lovely post Lexie, what are you using to stick your decals on with?
    Victoria xx

    1. Victoria, if there were an award for reader who always responds first, you would win it!!

      The decals I have been using are adhesive transfers so you just need a bit of water and a bit of heat. I'll do a post about them very soon!


  2. Your garden looks so beautiful Lexie, I can imagine it being wonderful to relax out there with summery breakfasts or little impromptu picnics with a good book to hand!

    So glad you're enjoying The Language of Flowers, I'm completely in love with Vanessa Diffenbaughs prose!

    Jem xXx

    1. Aww thanks Jem.

      The prose is wonderful, it flows wonderfully and is so easy to read and quite poetic. My favourite kind of writing. I need to check if she has any other novels!


  3. Lovely photos, especially the one with the rose against the blue sky. I too started gardening at a youngish age. I remember one of the first things I did was grow sweet peas in a hanging basket - of course I just ended up with a tangled mess!! I've learn't a lot since! I've read The Language of Flowers and loved it, I hope you enjoy it too. Have a lovely week XX

  4. There is nothing wrong with being young and loving the garden, I'm 25 and I love gardening. there is nothing better than being able ot sit out and enjoy your garden on a lovey sunny day, even better is it is free so no need to worry about when payday comes around :)
    I had completely forgotten about suggesting that book but I have read it and loved it, a brillaint book, I'm sure you will really enjoy it, especially being a fan of flowers x x x x

  5. Your garden looks just lovely. I really enjoy spending time in my garden as well, I find it so relaxing (especially on those nice sunny summer days).
    Do share the rose decal vases and jars..would love to see how they turn out!
    Happy Crafting and Reading x

  6. What a dream off to live in the country!!! Do post photos as you view places.... so very interesting. Gosh I wish I'd love to have a cottage down in Somerset...Allerford way!
    Bet you are run off your feet if you are involved with the Olympics...how's it going?
    Mr Austen looks rather stern...but he's a real handsome lad though.
    Pop into my give away if you can. I'd hate you to miss it :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)


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