Tuesday 6 July 2010

In An English Country Garden

The wonderful weather continues


- and we had our annual Ladies Fellowship Summer Special in Sylvia’s garden.


Great food, good company, glorious surroundings…


A lovely way to spend an afternoon… [thank you to Sylvia and Mick for your hospitality, and Bob and Margaret our waiters!]


How many gentle flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some that I know
And those I'll miss I hope you'll pardon
Daffodils, heart's ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lily stalks
Gentian, lupine and tall hollyhocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.


How many insects find their home
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
Those I miss I hope you'll pardon
Dragonflies, moths and bees
Spiders falling from the trees
Butterflies sway in the mild gentle breeze
There are hedgehogs that roam
And little gnomes
In an English country garden.


How many songbirds make their nests
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
Those I miss I hope you'll pardon
Robins and coo cooing doves
Blackbirds and the whirlwind thrush
Bluebird, lark, pigeon, nightingale
We all smile in the spring
When the birds all start to sing
In an English country garden.


  1. Lovely! I will pretend my garden is an English country garden. Is that okay?

  2. Looks lovely. We have been having some much needed rain up here... unusually Scotland has low reservoirs so we are grateful for the top up.

  3. What beautiful flowers! I've decided that next year I'm going to be a flower gardener. Or that I'm going to move to England. Lovely!


  4. Beautiful flowers. I have a soft spot for the English country garden--the ones in America that can compete with the English counterpart are the ones modeled after that English gcounterpart!
    Although to be fair, we have some beautiful wild flowers in the fields.

  5. Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting.

  6. It's so beautiful and I love the poem!

  7. I love the garden! It reminds me of the garden I had when I lived in England. So many beautiful flowers and a little rock garden to the side of the house. Some of the flowers grown there, won't grow where I live now.
    Sounds like you had a very nice day.
    :-) Blessings,

  8. Such prettiness!! Thanks for reminding me of that song - I used to sing it when I was little!


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