I took all the photographs on this page on the morning of 23rd October 2014. The most glorious of autumn days, a perfect, cloudless bright azure sky letting the early burst of the sun bathe the garden in a bright clear light.
Usually some of the these flowers would be long gone at this time of the year but our unseasonably mild English autumn has given them an extra push, helping them flourish just that little bit longer. Strawberries in late October, what’s going on?
Walking around my little bit of heaven, I felt very lucky to be alive. Such beauty. A time to sit quietly and reflect on all what’s good in our lives.
The stunning pale pink rose, if you would like to know, is David Austin® St. Swithun English Rose. I wish the strong myrrh scent could be transmitted over the ether to you, it would transport you to a summer’s day in an English country garden. Classed as a small climber, I have planted three together in a triangular box bed with pale blue delphiniums growing in the middle. I could plonk myself in a deck chair and look at them all day, they are perfectly dreamy.
Have a look at the Garden Style page to see some of my favourite bits and pieces in my garden.