I'm afraid I can't show you any of the Chelsea Flower Show but I can recommend a garden book that I got from the library yesterday.
New Country Garden by Elspeth Thompson & Melanie Eclare ISBN1-84172-178-6. The pictures are really beautiful
and I have fallen in love with the pink cow parsley on the right. I love cow parsley and often have it in the house shoved in a jug. That's when I usually stop the car and grab some from the grass verges much to everyone's embarrassment! It's just heavenly and it's proper name is Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' but I think I would call it lacy pink heaven. Has anyone else seen any or maybe you have some. If you have, is it easy to grow? I expect if it's related to the white cow parsley it must be very hardy. I'll be looking for some and let you know if I find any.
Talking of heaven, Alice has been sitting over the weekend with her nose buried in some books that were kindly sent to me from the US. They are called 'The Fairy Chronicles' by J.H. Sweet. She has taken the role of reviewer very seriously and would like to tell you about them.
Hello it's Alice here. I really like the books as they are about fairies who could be at school with you as they are normal girls. I like how it teaches you to look after yourselves and our world. I keep wanting to read them and have nearly finished the second one. Each book introduces a new fairy that has been granted special gifts. I like the description and magic.
I particularly love the illustrations and at the back of each book there is instructions on how to make something from the story - the Dream Bracelet in one and Powdered Sugar Puff Pastries in the other. A nice touch. The books are for aged 7+ and they present adventure with team work that sends a positive message. It's lovely to see her reading..long may it last!
Well, my half term holiday is drawing to a close. Lyme Regis was not visited unfortunately but it will someday soon. I will show you my other cushion (# 3 on my list) tomorrow.
Enjoy what is left of your weekend!