Thursday, 20 April 2006

Violets and other things

I took these pictures in the garden yesterday and to~day between the rain storms ~

I love Violets can remember as a child going into the woods to gather them to take a bunch home for Mum ~

They are such a delicate and tiny flower felt tempted to pick some but didn't as I am sure they will last longer in the ground ~

They seem to be appearing everywhere out the front ~ oddly enough none in the back garden ~

Tom is round today fitting a new fence along one side of the garden and cutting back the trees ~ the fence there is very low at the moment and Barney who always thinks the grass is greener on the other side will try to join our next door neighbours dog Brandy ~

They always growl at each other so don't know what would happen if they actually met ~

Lyn is tea and Coffee maker today so shall take my empty cup through to see if I can have another one ~

 

 

 

25 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I have just ordered some sweet violets online to plant in the garden.  Maybe too late for blooming this year but I can look forward to next.  They were such a favourite with my Gran and my Mum, I used to buy them bunches in the days when there were violet sellers. I shall be tempted to pick but will resist and like you, I think they last longer in the ground.

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oddb0dkins said...

I like the pic of the japonica, very arty looking. Enjoy your tea. Back up the ladder for me. B. x

jeadie05 said...

Lovely entry ,I love violets for the reasons Jeannette just stated and can you remember the programme 'In Town Tonight ' a voice in the opening anouncement wouls say 'violets lovely sweet violets '..we also had a japonica that trailed a fence much like yours Oh happy memories today ,....Jan xx

nedmoh said...

We seem to have lots of violets growing every where this year ,don't remember seeing them last year .Your japonica is lovely ,does it smell nice ? I would like another coffee too please Lyn.......Jeanx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I`ve never had violets and I`m not sure I`ve even seen them before.  I wonder why not?  hmmm....  I do like japonica, very pretty indeed, definitely my kind of plant. :o)

Sandra xxxx

jaymact1 said...

Lovely flowers Ally, I have Violets in my front they grow inbetween the stones and any other crack they can find. Love Joan.

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely pretty pics today :o)
If I bring my cup round can I have a refill too?
Sara   x

grahamfarmga said...

I like the tiny little flowers that pop up and say spring is here!
Heard on the news that the Queen is having her 82nd birthday.
Happy birthday to the queen!
Terrie

mllevl said...

Your gravel looks so nice with the volets growing through Ally.   Eve

sdrogerson said...

i'm so glad to read this again

bbartle3 said...

The lovely flowers appear on schedule,
and the Queen is about to celebrate, as do we,
her 82nd B'Day. So, all is well in Britain! Brava.
An orderly life, "is devoutly to be wished."

Barry

spikedc said...

violet japonica an cute little kittens;
snowdrops an dewdrops an quaint little mittens;
la la la lla la la la la
these are a few of my favourite things.........

seeing you pictures has put that song in my head so i'll pass it on and maybe it can bug you for a while lol

X si X

mtrib2 said...

The photos are colorful and the flowers description by name is new to me.    I have a plenty high fence for Salty and he is getting great exercise.    He's not complaining about not being in the house.   He was left in this morning because it started raining.    The first time I leave he will start barking I'm sure.    He won't continue on like he did when I first got him though.    mark

scaptainscreamer said...

Barney's like the rest of us in thinking 'the grass is always greener on the other side'!  lovely pics, hope you enjoyed your tea xx

debbiewebb4465 said...

The violets are pretty Ally, and hope your higher fence contains Barney's excitement :-) And doesn't tea always taste better when someone makes it for you !! Enjoy :-)
love n hugs Debbie ~xxx~
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faircolleen said...

Lovely photos those Ally. . .I love Violets too. . .arent they real pretty and delicate

plieck30 said...

Pretty pictures. The violets must grow easy to grow in the gravel like that. Paula

djohn52 said...

Pretty flower pictures.  I love lilacs, hyacinths and anything purple. lol  Our neighbors yard is overtaken with dandelions and it has spread to our walk and across the road in the edge of that neighbors yard, even some in our rock garden.  Everywhere else, our yard on the other side of the drive and all the neighbors yards are just pretty and green.  I don't know what they did different or didn't do.  It's strange and I'm sure there have been a few unchoice words toward them.  People around here don't care much for dandelions.

Ummm English tea with half hot cream and a little sugar.  Oh what memories.

Hugs
Darlene

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally
Lovely pics......the violets are very pretty. We've had rain here today too, but weatherman this evening says its gonna be very very nice tomorrow!
Jayne x
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sdoscher458 said...

How lovely.  Makes you feel spring just by looking at them.  Sandi

cowboyxxv said...

I loved the picture of the Japonica.  It really has that "Japanese-ee" look doesn't it?  I think you've inspired me to work on my flower pictures from over the years, another of my endless list of projects but, I think you've helped me move it up to first priority.

I also really like the little violets in the gravel.  It reminds me of the little tiny flowers that grow in the gravel washes of the desert.  They are nearly impossible to see until one gets down and really looks at the ground and there they are, eensy weensy little daisy shaped and poppy shaped flowers the size of a peppercorn on tiny stems peeking up from the sandy gravel.  Amazing.

Robert

elainey2465 said...

Awwww Ally I couldnt see your pics!! Dont know why! Hope you are ok - just popping in to say hi. See you soon. Love Laine xxxx

elainey2465 said...

The pics have appeared now!!! Lovely!! Laine xxxx

pricesc93 said...

The pictures are gorgeous xx
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jlocorriere05 said...

The violets are really pretty and brighten up the gravel, it's lovely to see spring finally arriving, we've waited and shivered a long time for it!! Jeannette.