#wordlesswednesday – Garden Table Flowers

I love a jam jar of flowers on the garden table- as much as indoors. I am trying to have breakfast, lunch and tea outdoors every day- while the sunshine lasts. So I set our old wooden bench with a red checked table cloth and sling cheap bed quilts over the rickety old chairs. Instant transformation! I hope you are all enjoying your summer and getting to spend time in the garden.

Have you got any favourite places you like to sit in the garden? Mine is under this stately beech tree, in the middle of our back garden lawn. It’s always a nice shady spot. A good place to sit and read. Or just survey the garden.

32 thoughts on “#wordlesswednesday – Garden Table Flowers

    • Oh wow, you are so close to us then. We are just over in the East Midlands. Do let me know which gardens you plan to visit and perhaps we could meet up. I also have a whole list of gardens in our area worth visiting…. Hodsock Priory, Easton walled Gardens , Calke Abbey, Coton Manor. Would happily supply the picnic :)) xx. Ps can highly recommend the book. By Wonderful Barbara Segall, who’s a lovely supportive friend.

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    • Thank you Ros. There is a beauty in seed heads isn’t there. Those ones are fennel, wild oats and grass growing in the paddock. Oh, and there’s some tiny cowparsley too, which I love at all stages. Thanks again for reading.

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  1. Gorgeous photos! We eat all meals on the screened porch in the summer. I would be very uncomfortable sitting on a lawn here in the US. We have ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, deer ticks, spiders, snakes, and flies. I enjoyed thinking of you in your garden, though. Your surroundings are more civilized than ours.

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    • Good heavens Anne! All I had today surrounding me were tiny little froglets jumping all over the lawn, making it difficult to step anywhere for fear of squashing them! We have snakes in the pond area- but they are harmless grass snakes. I’m not too keen on spiders and flies. Luckily they are not too bad here. I shall think of you sitting on your lovely screened porch. You can think of me sitting here under my wide-spreading beech tree. Thanks for reading and getting in touch. x

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    • That is so true, Audrey. But on this occasion I had a newly-published book written by a dear friend, Barbara Segall, and photographer Marcus Harpur, so for a change I just sat drinking in the gardens in the book. It was really nice just to sit for a change. My weeds will still be there tomorrow. Thanks for reading and for your kind comments. Always appreciated xx

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  2. What a great idea, I think a few jam jars filled with flowers wouldn’t be the worst thing to happen around here either!
    I can’t imagine not being able to sit outside on the grass or eat out on the patio. We must live in a much gentler part of the US!

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    • Thank you. So true. I’m not swapping places! Snakes, flies and ticks….. I shall never complain about harmless but annoying crane flies again! Thanks for reading and getting in touch. Enjoy your garden x

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    • Thank you Brian. There were blueberries and wild strawberries for breakfast today. They smell as lovely as the sweet peas. Do hope you are getting the chance to sit in your gorgeous garden. Life can’t be all work, work, can it. Fingers crossed for continuing sunshine 🙂 x

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    • Thank you Mike. And what a plot yours is! As beautiful as any garden, and I’d be happy to sit in your plot and survey the beauty any day. There’s nothing better than sitting and pondering. Enjoy the sunshine Mike. Have a lovely day 🙂 xx

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  3. Beautiful! I am waiting delivery of a covered garden seat in the hope that having some shade will entice me to sit outside in the summer – having to slather on suncream for a five minute sit outside isn’t particularly appealing so I find I don’t bother. Fingers crossed this works!

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    • Oh I do hope that works for you. I can picture you sewing in the garden. Luckily, we have lots of mature trees in the garden, so I just move my old deckchair about to keep cool. I’m loving your story book blogs. Hope you publish them. I so miss my lovely golden retriever Arnie. My loyal and faithful companion in the garden. We are daily trekking to the Dogs Trust -but we will never find another like him. Thanks for reading. Fingers crossed for you. Do send photos of your garden seat when it arrives. Love karen xx

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  4. Karen your bouquet is gorgeous and beautiful. What a most beautiful place in the garden you have created to be. I also have my corner in my garden. Beneath a pergola completely dug by virgin vine (Parthenocithecus quinquefolia and Wisteria) from where I quietly observed the birds and their songs, the bees eat and all the movement of the garden and the mountain in the background. Although it is hot, it is always in the shade and there is air and it is wonderful. Greetings from Margarita.

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  5. Hi Karen, just happened upon your blog from mine, and finding we have lots in common- gardening, THM and paper crafts from the list of blogs you follow. I’m happy to find you.

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