Sunday, 20 May 2012

Garden- May 2012


Showing off one's garden is exactly the same as writing a blog.......
ie you only show what you want to share


The piles of rubbish, shady areas,  
disappointing flower beds and infertile areas
of both
are mostly all tucked safely right out of sight

35 comments:

  1. What you've shown is beautiful. Now I wish I didn't know the ugly truth!

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  2. So, what are you trying to say?

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  3. i think those rules apply to a lot of things.... photography itself very much included.... looks great anyway!!

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  4. Well what you have decided to show is really lovely, both garden and blog.

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  5. It's a lot like online dating too...LOL!

    Very lovely. It looks like a place I'd sit and enjoy a relaxing moment.

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  6. The garden appears to be hidden behind all of those 'orrible planty things.

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  7. I think it's lovely! I wouldn't look at the ugly spots, anyway - I'd be entranced by all the animals!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  8. Dear Mr Gray,
    Shhhh! You're not supposed to tell the truth! Let us enjoy the illusion of your lovely cottage garden minus harsh reality.
    Best wishes from Yorkshire (Pudding)

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  9. All I seem to be able to grow is weeds and grass (but only in the flower beds and not on the 'lawn'). Your garden looks really pretty. Lily. xxx

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  10. It looks a lovely British cottage garden to me, very traditional and pretty...thank you for sharing it with us, John. x

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  11. That's editing for you - lovely to see the best bits !

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  12. It's gorgeous!

    Everyone crops out the bad stuff and most people have the bad stuff. I am pretty good at it myself. :-)

    XX

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  13. God knows there is enough dog-snot and excreta to go around for all of us in one year of your blog, so to see this little glimpse of heaven is a real relief - especially for Chris, I dare say.

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  14. So very true. It would be scary if all the truth were visible.

    Love the terriers' photo.

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  15. How very British :-)

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  16. love the garden--we all crop out the nasty bits!

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  17. Oh come on, show us the dodgy bits! You shouldn't have whetted our curiosity.

    I have to say though that the bits you've shown us are charming. Some lovely splashes of colour. As long as William (or is it Meg?) doesn't get a taste for a flowery snack.

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  18. Either way I'm sure your yard looks as fantastic as the pictures you took, John. ♥

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  19. great time of year for showing someone around a cottage garden thanks for sharing

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  20. Lovely garden photos! Showing off the presentable parts of life is pretty much how things are done. I certainly don't want to post unsightly stuff... hmm... or is that what people really want to see? Not me! I prefer the rose colored view. Thanks for the blue pencil approach, John.

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  21. A lovely and lush garden!! You're so right about only showing the good parts, John! I love being able to crop a picture once I've taken it too! What did I do before photo-shop and digital pictures?

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  22. John, who cares about the rubbish piles, etc. What you are showing us is beautiful. Have a happy week!

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  23. Sweet. How old is the garden?

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  24. Well the bit you've shown is delightful.
    Cheers

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  25. Brilliant idea - I'm going to steal it, or at least copy it. Now if I can only find and hire a stunt double to pose in pictures as me.

    What little you've chosen to show us of your garden is quite beautiful, John.

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  26. I'm in love with your cottage garden, so welcoming and 'English'
    I don't believe you have any ugly bits ;)
    ~Jo

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  27. sas
    I planted and designed it from nothing 5 years ago ( it was tarmac before)

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  28. Just to be clear: I never crop out the ugly bits from my photos. There are no ugly bits to crop out. My life is perfect.

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  29. I am quite sure you have no nasty bits.....well except for the dust bin the dogs are pointing out. Very nice John.

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  30. Thanks for sharing images of your beautiful, romantic garden, John. I've finally given up flower gardening after years of frustration and a severely limited plant palette because the deer and the groundhogs.

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  31. John, you mean there is more to you than you are showing?!! Oh no!
    Very pretty, quintessential 'English Garden' you have there.

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