Saturday 24 April 2010

Last weekend was agony for the boys at the Heartshaped house. The "local derby" Sheffield Wednesday Vs Sheffield United - and they had tickets. Their team (Sheffield Wednesday) are facing relegation (this happens on a regular basis these days I'm afraid), and my cries of "Its only a game" don't seem to make things any better! Any way, whilst they went off to watch the game (which ended in a 1-1 draw, not the best result but it could have been worse!), I took myself off to the garden centre for a walk around the walled garden.

These filled the air with a fabulous scent.

I have some of these in my garden, but I don't know what they are called.

Its such a sheltered spot that the Rhododendrons are out here now.

I was even brave enough to enter the bear pit on my own.

Its very dark in here. I did manage to scare another lady who had ventured in on her own.


rosiehearts said...

Beautiful photos! x

Unknown said...

I love reading your posts about Sheffield as that is where my son lives. He went there as a student and never came home. In August he is marrying a local girl he met at uni. They both work in schools there, Joe as a pastoral leader and Emma as 2nd in dept in English. I love them both so much so its great to read about and see photos of the area they live in.

Blueberry Heart said...

nice pics! Its great that the colourful stuff is out now, gives a little hope for a loooong summer sat in the garden!!

Rowan said...

I have to ask! Which garden centre is this? If vit has a walled garden it sounds as though it would be worth a visit. Commiserations on the Sheff Wed situation, we are Blades in this house but I always like to see both Sheffield teams doing well unless they are playing each other when I'm very biased indeed:)

Rebecca said...

The bear pit sounds scary!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous photos there! Loving the fact that you managed to scare someone in the bear pit :-)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Lovely shots and such pretty flowers. Like you I often see things that are in my garden but haven't a clue what they're called. Not that it matters if you like them!

Lyn said...

scare ya?
The purple flowers are anenomes I think-probably spelt wrong!
No spell check on the comment form!

Gilly said...

Real bears?? Looks scary!

Yes, what garden centre has a walled garden - sounds a wonderful place for advertising plants!

Homes and Dreams said...

Great photos. I was there on Tuesday, the garden is looking lovely isn't it. xxx

Lazylol said...

It's not looking good for the Owls is it? :(

Rebecca said...

I have just stumbled upon your blog and I am in love! I recognise this place all too well, Wentworth garden centre! I love it there! I am a South Yorkshire girl too but my favourite place in the world is St Ives, I am off there in 6 weeks... counting the days!

Michela said...

Ha ha,you're such a tell did you scare that poor woman???!!!

BadPenny said...

anenomies...I can't spell either ! I have some & love them too ! I'd have taken myself of ot the garden centre as well.
I love your story over at mine.