In my garden


Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing: -“Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
~Rudyard Kipling, “The Glory of the Garden”

I can’t say that I’ve been giving the garden much attention this year but we did have a weed-and-plant session a few weeks ago and it seems to be bearing bloom – the lavender that matches so nicely with my new socks being a case in point.

Our roses are in bloom
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And I’ve been playing with the camera settings as you see!

But perhaps the best comes from the wild – a cascade of wild scented honeysuckle in the tall hedge – reminds me of home
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And what else should I knit in a flower garden, but a shawl named for a flower garden – this is the Hidcote Shawl:

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Or at least, chart 1 of many (10 I think) by Miriam Felton (who also designed Icarus) in Basil coloured Zephyr which H gave me for Christmas. It is beautiful yarn for the pattern but I didn’t quite think through the photo issues – maybe I’ll wrap it round a teddy next time – it’s about that big!

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