I miss my flowers

One of the things I miss most around my home is all the flowers I used to buy when we were “living the dream” .  After the bubble burst one of the first things I had to give up was the extravagance of buying flowers.  I was spending about £50 a month on them, obviously when times are tough this was first to go, along with trips to the hairdresser, new clothes etc.

Since moving to this house with its established garden I wait for this beautiful  Weigela to flower and my goodness it never disappoints me.  It only stays around for a short while so I make the very most of its beautiful blooms.



  1. Mom-on-a-Wire
    April 27, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Gosh those are gorgeous!In our last house in SA I had so many flowers growing in the garden I was able to put an arrangement in almost every room without spending a cent. Before that I worked in a florist so I used to bring an opulent arrangement on a regular basis.Now I am thrilled to bits when my son's daffodils flower and I can fill the house with cheery yellow.One day I also hope to be able to add the florist bill to the monthly budget again :-)!

  2. midlifesinglemum
    April 27, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    So beautiful. Thank you

  3. Monkey & The Bug
    April 27, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    WOW. so pretty!!

  4. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    April 27, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    They are gorgeous – and I love how they look in that urn. I have my husband trained to consider flowers part of the weekly shop – just some tulips or freesias from Tesco, but still essential!

  5. Karen Jones
    April 27, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Alethea I can imagine how beautiful your garden must have been. Whenever its cold and grey here I snuggl in my bed with my Rachel Ashwell books. The flowers in her garden are truly wonderful xx You and me both on the florist bill. I really miss flowers sometimes treat myself to tulips from tesco xx

  6. Bee happy
    April 27, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    Your photos are so pretty, even flowers from the garden are better than none 🙂 Bee happy xHave a delicious day!

  7. carole
    April 27, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    Oooh simply stunning, there is nothing quite like freshly cut flowers! x

  8. Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily
    April 27, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Your flowers (and photos) are gorgeous – I usually pick up a cheapish bunch when I do my weekly shop but never spend much. You can't beat flowers to make youfeel brighter can you?

  9. Nicki Cawood
    April 28, 2011 / 11:18 am

    That is stunning! My garden is very bland and in terrible disrepair (long story!)with no flowers but a gorgeous apple tree which is just losing it's blossom now, there is a snippet of it on my blog sidebar – gorgeous!I get the occasional bunch from Tesco (they do some more original collections nowadays) and they last usually 10-14 days a bunch, I rarely spend more than a fiver.

  10. Karen Jones
    April 28, 2011 / 11:41 am

    Thanks ladies for your comments. I think we are all in agreement that we could do with more flowers in our lives. Shame they are so expensive.

  11. ChrisTea And Cakes
    May 1, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    Pretty! x

  12. flower envy
    October 11, 2011 / 5:12 am

    Picture posted by you looks awesome thanks for sharing with us . One thing i want to say here that any one can miss such kind of beautiful flowers.

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