My English cottage garden – December 2014

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Hello everybody, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas. New Year still to come!

I am loving my Christmas present – a new shed! I’m so delighted with it, I could almost eat it, if you see what I mean.  It has been invaluable for putting the excess Christmas food in during the last week or so and the extra milk which I ordered over the Christmas period. The shed was put up a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t supposed to go inside it. I cheated! Still never mind, it didn’t spoil anything and now, every morning, I go up the path and peek inside to check on my geraniums, which are over-wintering in there. The baby ones, you’ve seen before, I keep indoors on the window sill but I don’t have enough window sills for all the others. At the last count there were over twenty of them!

The shed is going to look grand when the lilac bush comes into flower in the Spring and I will be popping back to show you when the buds are evident.

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This is the view from the inside, from the door. Geraniums on the right and at the back?

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Here’s a closer look:

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Four chicken nest boxes! Yes, I’m going to get some more chickens in the Spring. I kept chickens before, for ten years from 1990 to 2000 when their housey fell to bits! Now it’s time to have another go, I feel. I miss my hens a lot and can’t wait to get some more.

Here are some more pics around the garden this week:

View from the inside of the shed looking out, south:

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The woodpile:

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Pots of herbs by the back door. In the large pot are bluebells. I had to move them to make room for the new shed.

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I think you can tell how excited I am, can’t you?

Have a lovely Sunday.

Oma

7 thoughts on “My English cottage garden – December 2014

  1. Congratulations on your wonderful shed! It will come in so handy, and by the looks of things it already has! How did you get along without it? 🙂

  2. Great addition to your garden – I love England and you always give me a little visit with your posts. Have a healthy and happy 2015 – from Georgia, USA.

  3. Such a lovely Shed Oma.. Such a lovely present.. and so useful… Chickens are something Hubby and I have thought on but not got around to as yet.. Though we have been reading books on their upkeep.. 🙂 Hubby used to keep them at his home when a child and knows alot about keeping them.. You can not beat fresh eggs… 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year Oma… I hope you enjoyed your Christmas… Love and Blessings Sue xox

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