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Does anyone share my love for interior design styles specifically Country, French and Shabby Chic and would like to chat about and share ideas here?
I love to grow flowers in the garden that I can cut and display indoors like the beautiful pictures I dream over in all my interior design mags
Please see pic of my big favourite right now. I love it it is called Scabiosa, Caucasica Blue. I was inspired by Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic books
Will love to hear from you
BM - know nothing about interior design, but love that scabious
I do the shabby bit quite well, just never managed the chic to go with it -chick by name, not by nature
I do a good shabby as well
chicky. I'm sure that's not true
That scabious is gorgeous Beaus Mum. Afraid I'm not into interior design either but hope someone will be along who is. Now, where's my notebook of wanted plants
Awww thanks all for your comments and I'm sure your homes are not at all shabby!
Glad you liked the flower which I have got in white too, really really pretty. I'll go in my shed tomorrow to find the name of that one in case you fancy adding that to notebook of wanted plants LesleyK
That's a very pretty flower I have accidentally done shabby chic around my veg patch and posted a pic on the gardening thread calling it just that I have no idea about interior design, apart from what I see on TV, but here is my shabby chic part of the garden in case you missed it on the other thread
It's all filled out a bit more since I took these so looks even more shabby, I'll try and get some tomorrow.
Thanks Lily, but you can't see into my veg patch over the fence, most definitely shabby (and weedy!) at the moment ! I must admit, this is my favourite bit of the garden and the most colourful......some of it totally by accident
Good morning Orchid Lady &Lily3
Love your veg patch Orchid Lady, it is so pretty especially with the flowers growing through the picket fence, picture perfect Look forward to seeing the up to date pics today. Wishing I had room for veg patch but my garden is just too small
Lily3 I am very jealous of you living in France and it is a day dream of mine to move there one day. Have you lived there long? Is the gardening very different to that in the UK?
Would love to see pics of your garden
Hope you both have sunshine today
Here you go, taken this morning, you can just see a sunflower popping up at the back (keeping my sprouts company). There is more veg inside the picket fence but in the pots you can see there are chillies, tomatoes and green beans. My Canfytuft seems to have stopped flowering My very own Nigel wanted to get in on it too (aka Ollie)
I really do need to paint that back fence
Wow you have everything in your patch and all looking lovely too and especially Ollie, he is well cute What have yougot in the sink? I love the slabs you have for your path way. You have inspired me to get cracking as lost my oomph when the sun went in! Hope you have a lovely day and we can catch up later
Thanks Beaus mum. The sink is an alpine garden with a Geum in for good measure , I've only had it a few months and can't believe how much it's all grown. There is a thread somewhere called Belfast sinks with more pics
OL, that bit of your garden looks fabulous; love the fence, very redolent of cottage gardens at Chelsea Flower Show. Do you have an old bench in there?
Thank you Artjak, no old bench, there's no room, it's full of veg Oh and fruit bushes to feed the birds with
Hi orchid lady I agree with art jack and it does look very cottagey, the look I try to achieve in my garden but it is hard work and don't know how you do it with veg too!
Ive been out all afternoon cutting back and will try and get some pics later to share with you
Later tonight I'll def look up the Belfast sink thread as do love em!
Ps I've been followed around the garden all afternoon by the most cutest baby thrush I'll try and get a pic of him too
OL, could you not put a nicely dilapidated bench just outside that area?
BM; looking forward to seeing pics
Just mentioned a bench to OH and his face was a bit like LOL
You tell OH a gorgeous gardener needs a gorgeous bench and if he is good he can share it with you at night with a gorgeous gin and tonic
Its just took me 40 minutes to post my pics! They are on the garden gallery 2014 forum if you have time for a look