This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Fab Flowers

Summer flowers bring lovely colour throughout summer. I do love flowers - all year long! 

Left: Watercolour painting called 'Hollyhock' by Egretta Wells.

Egretta, our fellow blogger and person who inspired me to start blogging, has just set up a new online gallery of her amazing floral paintings and fine art. Such beauties! If you'd like to have a look, her online gallery is located at:


  1. That is a gorgeous watercolor! Wow! Thanks for sharing her online gallery. I enjoy her blog as well :) Cheers, Jenni

  2. So we can have virtual flowers all year round now...
    Hollyhocks are beautiful - so evocative of the English Cottage Garden.

  3. Thanks Kelli, for posting my Hollyhock painting and for telling everyone about my new online gallery! Mark, that is true, when it begins to be bad weather, we can see flowers all year in my gallery! Egretta

  4. I am glad that you posted Egretta's web site for her beautiful paintings, so she posted it on her last post, but Blogger did a funky blogger thing and it didn't show up. Aren't her paintings simply wonderful!

  5. What a lovely painting. It will bring some much needed colour in the winter months.

  6. btw..can I just say I am totally jealous of your vacation? :) cheers, Jenni