147. HDYGG

hydrangea

You know me, slave to the hydrangea. As exciting as it is to see my hydrangeas in the garden are starting to grow tiny buds I have craved colour of late. Brown, decaying hydrangea petals were lovely for a while but you can’t beat some good old fashioned colour. I popped into my local florists last week and was waaaaaay too excitable when I spotted they were selling hydrangeas. This one now sits in the center of the kitchen table. Yes, it’s a total pain in the arse when it comes to having to move it every evening when we sit down to eat but that’s a small price to pay for the big cheesy grin that spreads across my face every time I walk past it.

daffodils

I’ve been trying to grab some quiet moments to myself, just to faff about with some flowers as I’ve been unable to get out and about this week, strangely therapeutic.

Florals

Florals

Florals

Finally I wanted to share a couple of old slides from a set given to me by my mum for my birthday a couple of weeks ago – I thought they were super lovely!

Thanks to all who joined in last week, as usual I’m sharing some faves: Sabrina’s additions to her garden, springing Spring, glasshouses at Oslo Botanical Garden, magnolias in Asheville Virginia and Dubai Miracle Garden.


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  • One of the things I look forward to every week is looking at your HDYGG photos! Never fail to put a huge smile on my face. Your old slides remind me that I need to go through a box I have at home and convert them into photos xx

  • Oh Annie, your faffing about with flowers is just stunning. I always feel so calm looking through them. The hydrangea is a beaut! Well worth the shifting at meal times! And the old slides are just lovely. I have some old pictures of my grandad in Germany in the war – what is it about old photos that feel so dreamy and bursting with stories? Thank you for hosting and for the mention xx

  • Beautiful photos, I’m craving some colour now…can’t wait for my roses to burst into life. What are the flowers with the long stems called, are they peonies? Thanks again for hosting #HDYGG.

  • Totally ballsed up my hdygg post this week in that I thought today was Wednesday (which it isn’t). Anyhoo… Liking your flower arranging experiments, the minimalism appeals to the tidy side of me πŸ™‚ Thanks for including a link to my glasshouse post in your favourites!

  • thanks for the comment on my blog, I’m slowly running out of ideas for posting every week as I’m running low on time not just to blog but to find things to blog about, so i’m linking/writing up some old posts. I’m sure I can fit in visit to a garden centre or two, will see if i can buy some hydrangeas in Dubai

  • Watching that hydrangea post upload slowly – gorgeous! Then stunning flower photos and then those lovely slides. Is he a relative? You spoil us, Annie πŸ™‚

  • Oh those hydrangea flowers look lovely. I almost bought similar last week but I meant to be trying to reduce my spending so I managed to talk myself out of it πŸ™‚