Cottage Garden Make-Over and New Cath Kidston Shoes

Cottage Garden Make-Over and New Cath Kidston Shoes. 

How pretty the garden looks at this time of year!…it has been a long time coming…but finally little roots and shoots are springing up!….Wednesday is a BIG day for us! we are having a garden make-over!…not of the Charlie Dimmock kind LOL! but our very own Harris family make-over day!

The grass is this (above) long! Gee! I hear you gasp! but it is due to the fact that at the end of last year…I decided to mow the lawn without a break (not for me – but for our poor old dear, lawnmower) that had been in our family for 10 years!…Well as you can imagine it didn’t like that at all!…and therefore made a rotten groan and then died! Whoops!(It wasn’t me! LOL!)

So this year, being that Spring has started rather late and the fact that all the flowers seem to be blossoming at once…we need a definite garden overhaul!..The flowers are beautiful as usual…just how I remember them last year…So my Mother and Father in-law will be coming over and we will all be in the garden – giving it a spruce up.

Apparently it is supposed to be the best day of the year weather wise, and me – not being one to sunbathe (I get a bit restless!) it will be the perfect day to get out in the ‘Happy Cottage Garden‘  and making it all tidy…kind of like a Spring Clean of the Garden kind.

I think I might even get a pot of paint out…A painted gate and another lovely way to brighten up your garden…and I will definitely be making some more bunting, as the old lot is rather faded and worn.

Aren’t they just perfect!  We are so lucky…We have such a pretty Cottage Garden…It might not be the biggest, but it is just perfect for us…to while away our summer days…

And as you can see (above)…I have new Garden shoes! I did want to get some more garden crocs as they are just the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn…but I felt it was time for change! (Sorry that did rather sound like a party election speech there! LOL!)  So I bagged these lovely Cath Kidston ones, the other week, when we were in Tunbridge Wells..Oh I love that place :).

So I seem to be all set!….Pots of paint, New bunting, Garden Make-Over team and new shoes! Phew! I can’t wait to get started!

What have you gals been upto lately?




  1. Canada flower shops
    22nd July 2010 / 9:48 am

    I really liked your article. Keep up the good work.

  2. magpie chic
    29th April 2010 / 9:00 am

    Oh I've just looked again, and it's a euphorbia, not an archemelia mollis!! That'll teach me! All those cottage garden Happy chicks will be going, 'what's she talking about?" I can grow euphorbias, but I want achemelia mollis!!!

  3. erica@ moth design+luxe life
    29th April 2010 / 2:21 am

    Funny that of all the days I chose to stumble across your blog I did a post on the union jack… and how much I love it. You have a new fan! xo Ericaps…come see! xo

  4. Home and Heart
    28th April 2010 / 4:08 am

    Those are the CUTEST shoes ever!!

  5. SueLovesCherries
    27th April 2010 / 9:09 pm

    Your flowers are so pretty, and your new shoes are even prettier! They're YOU! Have fun in the sun – can't wait to see the make-over!

  6. Kissed by an Angel
    27th April 2010 / 5:40 pm

    Love your shoes!! Love your beautiful garden too!!!xxxx

  7. Madelief
    27th April 2010 / 2:45 pm

    Hi,Wanted to wish you good luck with the gardening. We have just finished, so I know what a tough job it can be. Love all your pictures of the spring flowers!Lieve groet, Madelief

  8. Ann Flower
    27th April 2010 / 12:38 pm

    It is wonderful that you were featured with the beautiful flowers you post.

  9. Candy Pop
    27th April 2010 / 12:21 pm

    Hello!It is SO lovely to finally get into the garden. Your flowers look beautiful, and yes, I love your new CK shoes!

  10. Lace hearts
    27th April 2010 / 11:22 am

    We were beginning to sort out our garden this wkend just gone. I love your new shoes. I bought a pair of their slip ons last year and couldn't bear to wear them, so they are pristine for this year!

  11. The Hausfrau
    27th April 2010 / 10:42 am

    Yes, I love your new garden shoes (as well as the lovely little garden, itself!).

  12. lemonade kitty
    27th April 2010 / 6:59 am

    Ohhh I'm sure your garden will look fabulous after it's "happy" makeover. When you have a mo pop over and see what I've done to "sweetpea cottage" it's now "seaside cottage" (for the summer anyway!) Lucey xx

  13. Josie-Mary
    27th April 2010 / 4:53 am

    Love the shoes, maybe I need some to get me out in the garden to clear up the winter mess!!! 🙂

  14. The Garden Bell
    27th April 2010 / 2:04 am

    Ok, so… I'm so jealous. I want a pair. I didn't know Cath made shoes too…..Wonderful Flower pictures today. That's it, I'm out with my camera first thing in the morning.

  15. vivian
    27th April 2010 / 1:06 am

    have fun in your garden Happy! I need to get outside and do some yard work here too! REally badly! Maybe I should get a work crew too!lookign forward to more pictures!hugsvivian

  16. Dawn
    27th April 2010 / 12:13 am

    Looks like everyone is getting the gardening "itch". We've been working hard on our little gardens too and started a new project…hope to have it finished in a few days. Love the new boots!!

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