Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Sakura







Am missing our garden from the last house.  Cherry blossom from the trees in the garden.

and what do I have here?





A lawn full of yarrow... 

On a completely different note.  I need to ask what you all think.  I live in the Cotswolds and every other house in the village has what I call National Trust green as the colour of the doors, windows garages.  See {here to know what I mean}...

I asked a lady who was booming at her dog, what colour her door and windows were when I went to the post box and she said {Chatwell Green}.  This seems to be the colour for all the people who have bothered to tart their houses up.

Do you think we should also have chatwell green?  A black front door, or can I have a blue door and greek blue pots and planters and pretend I dont live in England?

It would be nice to be able to say to trades people, if you cant find the house look for the blue door and gates.  Rather than I will stand out side and wave at you.  Oh and dont try to call from your mobile as there isnt a signal here...

Traditional or blue?  What say you all?  (I heard that saying at the village hall the other day... cooooor it was a corker of a meeting so passionate about a bench for the green)

Edit: Most of the houses in the village look like the house from the film {The Holiday}. My house does not look like that at all it is a 1960's bungalow and has brown cladding boards.  Its ugly.  The cladding is coming off and will be stone to the roof apex.

11 comments:

Dani said...

What colour is your brickwork? Looking at the link you gave I quite fancy the Dulux Heritage Stone Green with the wisteria growing round it. Perhaps then you could have your blue greek pots either side each with a flowering camelia in blood red ;)

Raybeard said...

Be different - go blue! It sounds like they're all waiting for one to have the nerve; then when it happens they'll all follow - or if they don't, more fool them!

northsider dave said...

What is your favourite colour Sol? Mine is red. So I would paint your door what ever colour you like.

Sol said...

Hey Dani, the house is like a buttery colour, like the house in the film The Holiday.

~Ray I think I am leaning that way as I really want blue but I dont want it to look odd...

Sol said...

Hey Dave, Blue and green are my favourite. especially that colour blue they use in Greece.

The colour of this dome and the sea. ong I love it.

Sol said...

Oh and Dani I have my eye on some HOT red camellia, for down the side of the drive to spark it up

Toffeeapple said...

Greek blue, definitely! You don't want to blend in, do you?

Tewshooz said...

I think you should paint the door in your favorite color. We painted ours burgundy. Be a little different, I say.

Sol said...

Hey Toffeeapple. I had a real attack of what the hell are we doing. I went to the post box and I looked at all the really swish houses in the posh part of the village and then came back to our end and was like. Wow. everyone has green windows and doors.

I know we arent like France over here where you had to match, but I also dont want everyone to look at our house and think we are letting the village down.

I had been wanting blue before we moved. I had it all worked out and then scared myself today. I am thinking blue.

Tewshooz, hey there! welcome. I think I am just a little worried about the colour and people being off. Like Ray said maybe they are waiting for someone else to break out and then one will do something like red.

susie said...

My favorite house in this neighborhood is blue. The guy painted it himself. Turned out nice.

Sol said...

Hey Susie, I think it will be blue. I just had a wobble if we were doing the right thing