Recipes from my Suffolk Kitchen

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Back Again

Not that I've been anywhere
Just fell in a black hole over Bank Holiday Weekend. Colin was in hospital from Friday night until Monday lunchtime. I went and saw granddaughter but otherwise couldn't be bothered to do anything.

Today I've started painting the kitchen and turning the ceiling from grubby grey to bright white has cheered me up.

So onward we go........................


Our flower garden here is a joy

I've never - in all our houses - 7  before here- moved in somewhere with such a lovely established flower garden.
There's a white Peony under the front window........gorgeous


The biggest area of flowers is this quarter circle - seen from upstairs . It's not a good picture as it was so sunny (and we don't often say that in this country!)


There's a narrow slab path through the middle making it easier to reach everything. Giving height are a Rosemary, and Sage, a standard Lavender and a tall perennial which will have yellow flowers but I'll have to track down it's name.The big white splodge is snow-in-summer and the are small sedums at the corners.

I really shouldn't feel down in the dumps with a garden like this.

Last day of the month tomorrow and I shall be taking photos of the lane again, lots of changes to see this month.

BackTomorrow
Sue

30 comments:

  1. I love peonies, they remind me of my Grandmother. : )
    I have had trouble growing them here in western Colorado where our climate is high desert and dry. They grow but do not flourish. Glad to hear that Col is home again.
    Painting a room can make such a difference no matter the color, it always feels clean and fresh.

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    1. I'm not the best at painting but at least it will be clean and brighter

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  2. We all have the right to be down in the dumps on occasion. It helps make the good times good!

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  3. Glad you're feeling more upbeat, I know keeping busy is helping me while the wait continues. Lovely flowers.

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    1. I should have been busier over the weekend

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  4. Fabulous flowerbeds and lovely photo of what you've cut so far. It's a healing thing sometimes to do nothing or as the man who taught me mindfullness says, "just be." Catriona

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    1. I have peonies inside now they are lovely

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  5. Beautiful flowers. Sending love xxx
    J x

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  6. Coooeee I just love your flower bed. Hope your doldrums disappear xx

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  7. Sorry to hear about Col. I was so hoping he was going to be able to be home for the holiday weekend. Beautiful flowers. Hopefully they cheer you a little.

    Take care!

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    1. His tablets were slow to arrive so he didn't get in as soon as we thought.

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  8. What a shame that Col was back in hospital, Peony's are lovely its such a shame they dont last longer

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    1. I've never had the chance to grow them before, love them

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  9. Peonies are so pretty and can smell so lovely. Sometimes being outside around some nature can be quite uplifting xx

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    1. Yes I should have made an effort to get outside more over the weekend but felt really lazy

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  10. Sue, it's no wonder that you felt 'down' and sad; you try hard to stay upbeat despite all of Colin's health problems and facing the unknown effects of the trial medication. I'm amazed at your courage and the support you give to Col, the work you are putting into the house and just generally being the strong one. You are entitled to have off-days - but I hope you can have some quality time with Col for a few days at least.
    That white Peony is beautiful! And I'm glad you have a lovely garden where you can find some comfort and peace. Have a big (((((((HUG)))))))

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    1. Thank you for the hug much appreciated. hopefully he won't have to stay in again for a few weeks

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  11. your flowers are fab, glad that you are able to enjoy them sorry to hear Cols been in hospital .

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    1. He has had to start the tablets again and had to be monitored

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  12. That white peony is absolutely gorgeous.
    Sorry Col was back in hospital, glad he's back home again. x

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    1. Hopefully he can stay out of hospital for a few weeks this time

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  13. Fingers crossed for a nice long time at home npw for Colin, and glad you're feeling more yourself. Sometime we do just need to give in and mope for a bit, and we come out all the better for it. The peonies look so showy! Sending you love from Surrrey xx

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  14. Looking forward to your monthly photos. Love the time lapse that you provide.

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  15. What a beautiful peony!! Your garden looks fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing the changes in the lane.

    Hope Col feels better.

    God bless.

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  16. You are entitled to feel a bit down now and again what with the stress of moving house and worrying over your dear husband. Let's hope the weather remains good this summer and you can enjoy the peace in your beautiful garden.

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  17. Beautiful flowers. Glad Col is home again. Painting can bring such a lift, can't it? We've finally had our dining room and bedroom done, after solving the damp problem at the corner of the house, and it's so uplifting!

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