Flowers in the window

It’s such a lovely day

And I’m glad you feel the same*

{all Decorator’s Notebook}

It’s not much I know, but welcome to my ‘garden’ readers!

Last weekend I potted up my window boxes for winter with crimson cyclamen, trailing ivy and some bulbs which seem to be poking up already even though they’re meant to be sleeping until spring.

I struggle a lot with the darkness of a British winter, but opening the blinds on those dark mornings and seeing a row of bright flowers really helps to lift my spirits. These delicate-looking plants will keep going through lashing rain and blankets of snow and although this has to be one of the smallest ‘gardens’ in London, on those days it means a lot to me.

* Travis, 2002, in case you’re wondering…

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  1. says

    Oh that is lovely. Flowers really make a difference. I really wish we had a good garden centre in the area but haven’t found one. It’s nice to see some details from your own home :)

    • Decorator's Notebook says

      Yes, there are some stunning buildings on my road. They’re all now divided into very modest flats (like mine) but were originally designed as single family homes at the time of The Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace.


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