Outside, in

I’m sitting looking at the windows with the rain pouring down, leaving silvery trails. Finally, we have some rain. Sounds odd to even say that considering how much rain we had this winter.  But ever since I planted out my shallots and garlic, it has been bone dry! I’ve been watering the garden.  In March. Crazy. So I’m pleased the garden is getting a soaking.

But I’m also disappointed.  Because aside from a quick snap on my phone of a hyacinth from earlier this week, I missed my opportunity to get out into the garden with my camera in time for this week’s How does your garden grow?

So instead I’m going to share a small number of pictures I’ve taken this week of my garden in my home.  Flowers I’ve brought in and that have brought colour and inspiration, lifting my spirits and reminding me that despite this cold snap, spring is still trying to break through.


I adore these blues and purples.


And here’s the only outdoor snap of the week….they looked so cute, and must only be about an inch tall!


And what flower collection at this time of year would be complete without splashes of daffodil yellow?


In fact these flowers and the sunshine on the weekend inspired me to learn to crochet sunbursts…


I have been really busy in the garden trying to get it in a fit state for an Easter egg hunt this coming weekend.  I’ve cleared pots, sowed peas, dug over borders and fertilised the rose garden.  It’s all looking a lot fresher..and quite nice in some parts.

I’m joining in once more with Annie’s marvellous How does your garden grow?



  1. March 24, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Beautiful photos, it’s lovely to see some colour coming back to the garden isn’t it? My garlic & onions have been bone dry too…we’ve had some rain today, which as a gardener I’m pleased to see. As long as I see some sun too! #hdygg

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Thank you! Yes it’s about balance isn’t it – rain and sunshine xx

  2. March 25, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    It has been so cold and horrible thi week but the sun is out today. Just love your photo’s, bringing the outside in, great idea #hdygg

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thank you so much! It’s raining heavily just now, so hoping to see some sunshine again soon! xx

  3. March 26, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    It am loving seeing colour slowly coming into the garden, I’m pretty impatient though! in the meantime, like you, I’ve been filling indoors with colour. Daffodils always make me beam!
    Such sweet photos – thank you for joining in again lovely x

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Thank you Annie, and thank you for hosting xx Sunny tall daffs are just splendid aren’t they? xx

  4. March 29, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    the flowers look fabulous, as summer approaches in Dubai i’m slowly moving bits of the garden indoors as some of the plants won’t survive the heat

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:10 am

      Oh yes, that’s like the opposite of here. I bring my seedlings in at night to stop them getting too cold! Mind you, I wouldn’t mind a bit of heat just now! xx

  5. March 30, 2016 / 6:18 am

    Oh what lovely photos – one day I will earn how to do something similar. We too have had rain after a dry spell – possibly just a bit too much though and now the soil is too wet and cold to dig or sow into.

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thank you Rosie. We are back in a cold snap just now and it’s jolly chilly brrr xx

  6. April 4, 2016 / 9:58 am

    lovely post. i always welcome the rain….

    • Elizabeth
      April 7, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thank you – yes I don’t think I’ve been so pleased about rain as I am now that I garden much more xx

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