URBAN GARDEN MAGIC – A WALTHAMSTOW OASIS

The prettiest urban gardenIt has been a thoroughly green week over here on L&S – which seems fitting as today is Earth Day – I think every day should be Earth Day don’t you?! I am finishing up the week with some urban garden magic – photos I recently took in London. Remember my friend’s beautiful garden? Well, I have been back and it has changed so much!The prettiest urban gardenIt’s a place where cats are lounging in sunbeams and green things are popping up everywhere. This time, as well as discovering beautiful plants and blooms it has been all about the seriously gorgeous Victor pictured here and his friend Ollie (you’ll spy him later sleeping in the sun).Burmese cat The slugs ate my Snake’s Head Fritillaries before they were barely out of the ground – so I was extra happy to be spending a few moments photographing Liz’s ones here. This garden is such an inspiration to me, I am in raptures from the moment I arrive until the time when I have to leave, I hope one day our crazy outdoor space will be filled with such magic.snake's head fritillary The prettiest urban gardenI always spot this yellow beauty in other folks gardens and never know what it’s called – luckily I spied one at our amazing local nursery last week and nabbed it to plant next to our new summer house. Its a Kerria japonica or Japanese Kerria –  in case you were wondering! Sunny pompoms of happy just when you need them at the end of dark winter days and the beginning of spring.The prettiest urban gardenThe prettiest urban gardenBurmese cat Fantastic tulips about to spring open and here he is – Ollie, basking in the midday sun. Love him!The prettiest urban gardenBright blue pots filled with wayward things and stems of and leaves shooting up along the edge of the reclaimed wooden path. My romance with Victor was blossoming as the day went on, he has the most amazing silver blue coat and soft green eyes and what a perfect pose?!Burmese cat SeedlingsThese fresh shoots were casting such lovely shadows on the glasshouse table, and the windowsill filled with succulents below is the sunniest spot.The prettiest urban gardenBurmese cat snake's head fritillaryI never know what will be here when I visit next, but I can’t wait to share whatever it is, more and more colours appear as the seasons roll on towards summer and I can’t resist a few more moments with Victor. I must send a special thank you, to Liz – for letting me capture her wonderful garden (and allotment) with my lens. Each visit really makes my day! xVintage garden accents

  • Lynn Page

    A great posting for Earth Day, looks swell Jeska!

    • Thank you Lynn :) trying to get a couple of corners of our own garden in order today! hah!

  • floral feather

    What a lovely space, it looks so full of interest!
    Zoe | floral and feather

    • It’s my favourite urban garden to visit – beauty everywhere you look :)

  • Wow I love the Snake’s Head Fritillaries. I’ve never seen these before – they have definitely been added to my balcony wishlist!
    xxx