Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Blossoms and a candy winner

One of the gorgeous May hedgerows round the home paddock or to give them their official name Crataegus (hawthorn)

Good Morning peeps, hope you all had a good Easter and your weather was as beautiful as it was here. It was almost too good to believe, but in typical UK style, this morning it's dull and quite chilly.

The sun really gave the garden a push and lots more shrubs and plants are showing flower along with the beautiful hedgerows which my Dad planted about twenty years ago........they were just single shoots then.........and look at them now allowed to follow Nature with only trimming ever year or two. I adore the blossoms tinged with pink which look almost magical at dusk, like a veil of white in the distance and when the scent is at it's strongest.

I guess you would all like to know who has won my April candy, so here are the are the names:

Winner of the Stampalot voucher - Lorraine
Plus a little crafty suprise for Banshee and Adriana

Congratulations to you all, please all mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your postal addys and names before 1st May, when I will re-draw any unclaimed candy

Rhododendron (no idea of variety)

Hesky always takes a keen interest in photography - could just be he's an out and out poser

Ben as usual more interested in his stomach than the camera

Note the haircut's not finished, only his front feathers are trimmed so far

Bluebells peeping out from under the hedges round the top paddock

More Rhododendron

And the bottom paddock

I will be back with my May candy very soon...........................


  1. Congrats to your winners and love the flowers.

  2. What gorgeous flowers.

    Nikki x

  3. Beautiful Flowers and Shrubberies!

    And your horse is gorgeous, what a doll! Just wanna hug him!

    Hope you have a great day and week!

  4. Congratulations to the winners.Your garden is beautiful.Hope you've had a lovely long weekend.Take care.Love Debbie x

  5. Beautiful pics Brenda x

    Many congrats to the winners x

  6. oh wow Brenda - what beautiful pics..
    Congrats to the winners

  7. wow what beautifull pictures Luv sue x

  8. very nice blooming! You are in Paradise over there))))

  9. Stunning pictures again, and well done to your candy winners!

  10. Your horses are delightful & so full of character & I love your poetic description of the hedgerows. That must be something to behold. Here in the Beacons we too have our Rhodoendrons just coming out - I cut them back severely when we came here 4 years ago & only now are they really bursting with blooms.. Chillier here too now. Thank you for sharing your beautiful horses.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Wow, what gorgeous flowers. I love the bluebells. TFS.

  12. I so envy you all that florish delight

  13. Congrats to the winners,well done...
    Your flowers and shrubs are gorgeous, Hesky is so beautiful, I love him.x

  14. Oh, what beautiful flowers! I really like the Rhododendron.
    We had wonderful weather in Denmark during the Easter time, so now everything is starting to bloom here as well.

    Greetings from FarfallaDK

  15. Gorgeous horses, and what a wonderful floral garden, I guess 'floral fantasies' name was inspired from yr love of flowers and yr lovely garden/paddock.hugs heidi xx

  16. Amazing flowers that I see in your pictures!!! You must have a really good camera and a marvellous bit of Gods' creation around the corner!

    Charlotta / Stockholm

  17. oh wow thanks so much Brenda for the voucher and wow i have to agree your piccies are so beautiful,I have emailed you but not sure if you need my addy thanks hun xx

  18. Hi Brenda, what gorgeous photos! thank you for sharing them. All our bluebells are out also and some hyacinth which smell heavenly! It was nice to sit out in the sun while it lasted! Congratulations to the winners of fab candy!

    Hugs Sue xx

  19. How gorgeous! Can I come live in your paddock? LOL!

  20. Gorgeous photos Brenda your blooms are just a bit ahead of ours, the lilac and laburnam are now out but the Rhodie not quite, stunning photos. with hugs Shirleyxx

  21. Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs Brenda.
    Clare x

  22. What wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us! Congrats to the winners!

  23. What stunning flowers Brenda....I bet they smell so wonderful. Your horses are beautiful. Congrats to the winners.


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