Friday Scout

Flowers outside the Olympic Stadium
The Olympic BMX track

Steve and I

I dosed myself up on pseudoephedrine and paracetamol to attend the BMX seeding round at the London Olympics this week.  It was a bit of a struggle, but well worth it.  The garden planting was just incredible but because I wasn’t well we didn’t explore the whole site.  We have some photographs to show in a few days of what we did see.

Being bed ridden gave me an opportunity to catch up with Gardener’s World and time to potter about on the internet.  Here’s the good stuff:

Amy Merrick visits Stone Barns, near New York

The Guardian featured Battersea Park’s Old English Garden

Maine, Marriage – a lovely, personal post about marriage featuring photographs of Little Cranberry Island, Maine

Dahlia’s Springing Up, Just Like Mom’s

Lake Swimming in Vermont (this is a new favourite blog)

Friday Scout – Garden Inspiration

This afternoon I am off to Edinburgh with some friends for the fringe festival. If the weather holds out, I may break off on my own for a trip to the Royal Botanic Garden, but it’s not looking good! If you’re at home this weekend, here is a very select list of links you may enjoy:

Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Seed Bank

Beekeeping Basics: Show me the Honey!

Landscape painting fans will love these bags made by swarm, made using old oil paintings.

Juice, a love story

Harvesting garlic on Soule Mama

Who to follow on Pinterest: for gardeners and outdoor lovers

Pinterest, the picture sharing platform, can be an intimidating beast if you’re new to it.  It is a massive time waster, but if you’re an image collector like me, it is a vast and valuable resource.  If you’re new to pinterest and looking for like-minded green fingered pinners, here are a few of my favourite follows:

Enhabiten: for heritage imagery, rustic products, interesting textiles, healthy food and country scenes.

Kaitlyn Harun: for interior gardens, cacti, natural products, typography, vintage clothing.

The Small Garden: almost exclusively garden design inspiration

French Grey: for florals, inspiring gardens, french interiors.

My pinterest boards can be found here.  Happy pinning!