138. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Flowers in a tin

Flowers in a tin

I've a real mixed bag of photos for this week's HDYGG, moments captured over the past week, so please excuse the mish-mash! Below you can see a bike parked up outside a shop in Krakow, where we spent the weekend. Initially I was all excited, then I got a bit closer and realized they are actually rather tatty fake ones, back stand back and squint a bit and it's allllll goood.

Flowers in bike basket

Below is the monster hydrangea in the front garden of the house opposite ours. No word of a lie, this hydrangea head is bigger than my own head! I resisted the temptation to take a selfie to illustrate this point. This hydrangea has been in full bloom pretty much all year, I marvel at it every day when I leave the house. Sadly post-frost it's starting to turn brown *sobs*

giant hydrangea head

In my neighbour Alex's garden...

greenery
hydrangea

It never ceases to amaze me how one can be still vibrant and next to it, one so skeletal. And so my hydrangea obsession goes on. I think everyone has just accepted it now, each week there will be at least one token hydrangea.

hydrangea petal skeleton

hydrangea petal skeleton

From a book I've been flicking through. Not that you would know it from this minuscule font I am using at the moment, but I'm really rather loving old style fonts at the moment. Oh if every post could begin with a big ornate drop cap like this ey? 

Furze, vintage book
Sea Campion, vintage book

And finally, in our home, these beauts are gracing the table courtesy of Flower Card who do a range of, as you can probably guess, flower cards. Not just flower cards but tins, like mine, with flowers and even succulents in, posies, trugs and more.. It all works very simply, stalk the website (no pun intended), pick a gift and personalize with your message and they send it out. The Vintage Tin option that you see below includes freesias, lisianthus, veronica, dried poppy heads and sprigs of rosemary. A pretty combination I think.

Flowers in a tin

Flowers in a tin

Flowers overhead

Flowers overhead

Thanks to all who joined in last week, some faves include: a slow start, park surfers (what can I say - I'm a sucker for a man in a wetsuit), Hever's Italian garden and the rise of the indoor garden.

I hope you are all enjoying the colour left out in the garden and wonder how many of you have had snow? Nothing but a few hard frosts here so Instagram is giving me my fill of fluffy snow pics!

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