Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.
~Rudyard Kipling, "The Glory of the Garden"
I can't say that I've been giving the garden much attention this year but we did have a weed-and-plant session a few weeks ago and it seems to be bearing bloom - the lavender that matches so nicely with my new socks being a case in point.
Our roses are in bloom
And I've been playing with the camera settings as you see!
But perhaps the best comes from the wild - a cascade of wild scented honeysuckle in the tall hedge - reminds me of home
And what else should I knit in a flower garden, but a shawl named for a flower garden - this is the Hidcote Shawl:
Or at least, chart 1 of many (10 I think) by Miriam Felton (who also designed Icarus) in Basil coloured Zephyr which H gave me for Christmas. It is beautiful yarn for the pattern but I didn't quite think through the photo issues - maybe I'll wrap it round a teddy next time - it's about that big!