Flowers in the window

26 Sep

It’s such a lovely day

And I’m glad you feel the same*

{all Decorator’s Notebook}

It’s not much I know, but welcome to my ‘garden’ readers!

Last weekend I potted up my window boxes for winter with crimson cyclamen, trailing ivy and some bulbs which seem to be poking up already even though they’re meant to be sleeping until spring.

I struggle a lot with the darkness of a British winter, but opening the blinds on those dark mornings and seeing a row of bright flowers really helps to lift my spirits. These delicate-looking plants will keep going through lashing rain and blankets of snow and although this has to be one of the smallest ‘gardens’ in London, on those days it means a lot to me.

* Travis, 2002, in case you’re wondering…

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8 Responses to “Flowers in the window”

  1. Kate Ward September 27, 2011 at 23:56 #

    your window garden is lovely – I am also very envious of the view of the beautiful old building you look out onto!

    • Decorator's Notebook September 28, 2011 at 08:09 #

      Yes, there are some stunning buildings on my road. They’re all now divided into very modest flats (like mine) but were originally designed as single family homes at the time of The Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace.

  2. NordicBliss September 26, 2011 at 19:12 #

    Oh that is lovely. Flowers really make a difference. I really wish we had a good garden centre in the area but haven’t found one. It’s nice to see some details from your own home :)

    • Decorator's Notebook September 27, 2011 at 21:06 #

      I’m lucky to have a lovely garden centre in Crystal Palace – it’s called the Secret Garden and you could so easily miss it if you didn’t know it was there…
      http://www.thesecretgardencentre.com/

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