Thursday 8 May 2014

Garden glimpses...

Scruffy shed at the back of the garden?

Nothing that a few pots of lavenderishious loveliness and a couple of 
gently green garden chairs (from ASDA) cannot fix...

My peaceful friend joined me in the move from the old house...

 ... and now enjoys the scents of summer from the perfumed plants, 
whilst contributing to 'the calm and the cosy' 
in this little corner of contemplation.

The view from the chairs or the bench above?
Well, a lawn crying out for a haircut and the garden path leading back to home, sweet home!

Dearest readers,
I am - again - humbled by your kind words, 
your greetings here on the blog and via email, your warmth and your kindness. 
Thank you all SO much!

With love,


  1. Absolutely beautiful :-D :-D :-D

  2. Una belleza!!! Preciosos todos los detalles del jardín!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Argentina.

  3. Pięknie. Zachwycają mnie Twoje dekoracje ogrodowe. Pozdrawiam.

  4. Hola Helena, it´s so nice and lovely your new place and the new home you are making. Thinking of a smaller place for me too.
    sending blessings your way

  5. Your house is so beautiful in a rural location, it is a paradise in the middle of green. I hope it will bring you a lot of happiness!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Helena! Sendings hugs, Ingrid

  6. Det kommer att bli lika vackert här - på din nya plats! Det verkar ju som allt du rör vid blir vackert! Ljuvliga trädgårdsstilleben visar du ju redan här! Fortsatt lycka till i ditt nya hem!

  7. Dear Helena,
    this is going to be the most wonderful garden I think, as the surronding could hardly be more beautiful! It is very nice, to recognize some things from your old home...
    Most curious about your progress

  8. How lovely Helena….adore the green chairs from Asda!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Sophia x

  9. Dear Helena,

    It seems a lovely peaceful garden in a wonderful location! Those few 'Helena' touches are bringing it to life already, and I see some lovely periwinkle amongst the climbing ivy

    Must take a look in Asda:-)!


  10. Såå fint! Det finns en stillhet och renhet i dina bilder och i ditt sinne för detaljer. Ett stilla landskap utan synliga hårda vindar.

  11. Så vackert!
    Marita i Heestrand

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  13. Wowwwww beautiful !!! yournew garden and from me!

  14. Oh yes! Home Sweet Home!
    I like the green chairs too, although a bargain store in my city was was selling the same style chairs and a small round table(all folding) for £29.99p in bright pink, turquoise and bright blue. I rather fancy the bright pink ones, would have gone for a green like yours if they had it. Dreaming of new garden furniture!
    Enjoy your lovely garden and home! x

  15. I adore reading your blig and so glad your back

  16. As I live and breathe, Mrs Swenglish is back in the house people! Great to see your grand return. Welcome back Helena!
    I do seem to be missing the photo of you doing the ASDA price pose though, you know the patting the back pocket one!
    Ok, let me put this thing in reverse, I think I've missed a couple of posts.

  17. Underbart och vackert ditt nya hus och din nya trädgård. Skönt att ha dig tillbaka. Finns det något härligare än lavendel? Önskar dig en mysig vecka.

    Kram Linda

  18. Che meraviglia !!!!!!!!!!! Un posto da favola e bellissimi scatti fotografici

  19. Beautiful pictures again !

    Greetings Rosine ♥

  20. I missed your blog and am happy that you are back, well done! I can't wait to see the transformation of your petite bijou xx

  21. Beautiful - oh how I would love to have you share your garden post over at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

  22. Stunning the view from your chairs and bench...It looks so serene.
    XO Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane

  23. Dear Helena,
    so very lovely ideas and fantastic photos!!! Wonderful
    Have a great time

  24. Vilket vackert litet hus! Hoppas att du kommer att trivas riktigt bra där.

  25. Hejsan!

    Jag har också varit en frånvrande bloggare..både till att skriva och att läsa. Jag ser att du har flyttat och börjat på ny kula i en söt, pittoresk stuga. Dina bildet är lika ljuvliga som vanligt!!
    Jag hoppas att du har det bra..och stolarna tycker jag var superläckra!!

    kram Kram Sanne

  26. Hej,
    Hoppas allt är bra med dej.
    Vad fint du har gjort! Nu väntar vi med spänning att se vad du har gjort med insidan :-)
    Jag skall snart inreda min Californian Beach Cottage bygd 1928 på Coronado i San Diego och skulle tycka att det vore jätte kul att se lite inredningsdetaljer från din English Cottage:-)
    Kram, Anneli i Dalarna

  27. Hi i love your blog ,, you have a new follower from Chile

  28. Ola adorei seu blog as fotos são lindas.

  29. Helena,
    although my garden is tiny, i can learn so much from your
    garden technique and really enjoy the beauty in your part of world.

  30. As we try to get to grips with our garden this summer, I will totally be looking to your blog and pics for ideas!! your garden is so beautiful xx

  31. Så vackra bilder kära Helena och ditt nya hem har redan anammat den vackra och harmoniska känslan som är du. The Helena way. Jag hoppas att du kommer njuta av en fin sommar i ditt nya fina hus. Njuta av allt det vackra som omger dig.

    Ta hand om dig vännen!

    Charlie (Lotta)

  32. Congratulations with your beautiful new house - what a charming place, although I can imagine the size of the eight-legged inhabitants... Looking forward to see the place turn Swenglish in your special way! Kindest regards, Anette

  33. Hej Helena!

    Har tänkt så mycket på dig. Hoppas allt är väl? Jag har i stort sett slutat blogga och hänger mera på Instagram istället. Men lite nyfiken är jag ju på vad du har för dig, så därför kikar jag in emellanåt. Blev så förvånad när du berättade att ni flyttat. Huset är precis sådär "picture perfect" och engelskt man bara drömmer om. Helmysigt! Vill se allting utan och innan, typ NU! ;) Om du vill, har tid, lust o allt det där, får du jättegärna höra av dig via instagram. Där heter jag blueberrygirlso.

    Massor av kramar!

  34. Ditt nya hem ser helt underbart ut. Med din varma hand och otroliga känsla så är det inte alls konstigt.

    Kram Anna

  35. You are surrounded by such beauty! I love the garden touches :)

  36. Helelna, The garden and house are beautiful. Your new home and garden are going to be stunning ... please post a few more pictures soon.
    xo, lissy

  37. danke für die wunderschönen bilder, alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

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