Friday, 22 June 2012

A profusion of flowers


There was (and I believe still is) an annual competition for the best kept small garden in Saltaire.  Since many of the houses don't actually have front gardens, it's worth creeping along the back alleys to find colourful sights like this.


14 comments:

  1. You did well to find attractive Petunias; most of them are getting spoiled by the rain. Maybe the owner takes the pots in when the heavens open!

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  2. Ah, the season of pots and hanging baskets is upon us. Thank goodness for a splash of colour!

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  3. Wonderful pots of colour ... They look so pretty against the dark of the bricks.

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  4. Your climate is good for such flowers! and here , the blue touches behind add a great frame to the colorful beauty of the decoration!

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  5. My attention was drawn to the blue pipes, as well. I'm guessing indoor plumbing was added well after the houses were built, with the drains put on the outside during the retrofit?

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  6. So pretty, Jenny! And I just love it that they've painted the pipes blue!

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  7. How fun, we all like the blue pipes! Sp pretty!

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  8. I had an instant picture of you slipping along back-entry's with your camera like James Bond!
    So pretty those pots.

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  9. Marvelous and I too love the pipes! My family has Yorkshire heritage. My son just asked me to send it all to him. A lovely photo and beautiful blog you have.

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  10. Lovely! And the blue-painted pipes set the colors off so nicely.

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  11. Sadly, the best back-yard contest fizzled out a few years ago, but I do note that this year's Saltaire Festival is due to include open gardens on the first week-end (8/9 Sept)of this year's event.

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