Garden Tiles ….. Gertie’s Garden Flora in Mid May 2015 ….. A continuing record of what is out there… sun light and rain.

Garden Tiles

Gertie’s Garden Flora in Mid May 2015

A continuing record of what is out there… sun light and rain.



Not grapes, but Privet for the birds!



From dark berries to dark elder leaves, and glowing heuchera …..




From berries to buds and blooms in baskets!…..









It’s no great leap of imagination to see where the Victorian tile makers were coming from with their floral images.


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…albeit, those I chose are of Summer flowers! [ref GOOGLE]

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The beautiful foliage I covered in a former diary, “Quartets”, so I omit it from this, but it’s still there in the garden.


From pictures to poetry, in paints, ceramics, needlepoint and embroidery, our garden flowers go on inspiring us. Now I use photography ….. and so it goes on.






Anne ….. Mid-May, 2015.

10 Responses

  1. dixon says:

    Such a great show for mid may gertie, superb. :good:

  2. gertie says:

    Crumbs that was quick Dixon :wacko: I’ve only just finished apologising to Karen for getting it all over Click page by error :cry:
    Thank you anyway for your kind words :rose:

  3. cilla says:

    Honestly Anne you are so talented. Such beautiful flowers, brilliant photography and I love the comparisons to the tiles. Have you done the tapestry as well? It fair lifts the spirits just looking at those photographs. What is that intense blue flower? :rose: :heart:

  4. gertie says:

    Oh Cilla … I wish, but thank you, I do have fun with flowers! I don’t do tapestry; Dom’s Mum used to; the pics are of a Victorian cushion cover and a replica … [there are lots in Google…fascinating ‘place’ :lol: ]
    I am so glad you enjoyed the reading ‘cos I enjoyed putting it together … I love writing these records and diaries. The blue flower…do you mean the petunia, c. no. 20? It was very velvety and looked very blue in the light when I snapped it. :rose:

  5. cilla says:

    I Wondered if it was a petunia, how lovely.

  6. gertie says:

    Petals are delightful aren’t they :yes: like crumpled satin, or soft velvet, or milled to a fine crisp finish like a good piece of paper. There are many very satisfying things in life. I like petals :rose: Am now imagining a strongly shaped, sweet-smelling rose petal…joy :-)

  7. Beanstew says:

    I don’t know the approx. size of your garden Anne – but I have a feeling you are getting value out of each square foot – and once again, it’s several weeks in front of mine, and a promise of some things I will see soon – although they probably won’t look quite as good in reality as they do in your excellent photographs.

  8. gertie says:

    There’s astute of you Sheila :lol: Close ups can ignore the riot around them!!! :whistle: ;-)
    Have you noticed how photographs also show up all the dross around a subject too? I frequently go back to the garden and do more judicious tidying up when I notice the need on the pictures :yes: :rose:

  9. mick1970 says:

    I do like picture 2 what are they,not much happening yet here greenery is about all am getting :good:

  10. gertie says:

    Hi Mick :bye: Picture 2 ….. Dicentra are the strings of pearls ;-) and geraniums are the pink ones, and if you would like some geraniums I can easily send you some, but I warn you that they are thugs, though very satisfying ones :yes: :rose:
    Sheila and Tina say the same about the comparative tardiness of growth in your neck of the woods…it’s fascinating, but it will all catch up soon, I dare say. My daughter, in the south of France, says it’s very hot there, and has been for weeks! Their mimosa was out when we visited in early March this year. :yahoo:

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