Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Bug is Here!

It's almost Autumn here at Chelsea Blue and the Autumn cleaning bug has once again invaded me! The only problem is that I want to do everything at once, not sure which way to turn first. I have the solution- do something in the garden AND something in the house each day and hopefully, slowly but surely, I will cover all areas before the demotivating winter weather arrives. 

This past weekend John and I spent time removing a rather large bush from outside our bedroom window to let in more sunshine and light for the winter months. 
I have a nasty little secret....
my garden that was once in the ABC Open Garden Scheme....days that I thoroughly enjoyed......has become somewhat of an overgrown monster.
You can imagine the look of horror on my face when I recently had a call from the new ABC Open Garden selector asking me if she could show some new selectors through my garden so they know what to look for in an open garden contender!!!!
Granted I still felt rather chuffed that they would choose my garden as I can still find the beauty in it, but it is definitely not up to scratch ( not by any stretch of the imagination), to entertain the eyes of seasoned gardeners!

I must say though that it has been thoroughly enjoyable reclaiming areas and making them pretty again. By pretty I mean weeded, pruned and mulched ready to put on some beautiful Autumn growth and flowers. I might even plant some flowers. It is about that time for poppies, hollyhocks, foxgloves and other spring flowering pretties.

My obsession with old blue bottles continues and although I was unable to make it to the recent antiques and collectibles fair, John and Erica found these for me. You can always trust family to know what you like....particularly if you have a daughter : )
 So, today....
I need to spend time in the studio doing some charm orders ready for tomorrow.

and then a little cleaning....or a lot....depending on my mood, both inside and outside.

Have a lovely day,


  1. Everything looks real good. I luv ya style Ang.
    From Le Sawdoc

  2. Oh Angela what a divine blog (and home)!!!! I have just discovered you and it has made my day, really will enjoy reading through over lunch! Sending warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England - Glenda