The British are here in Canada.
I arrived last week to stay for 3 weeks with my twitter friend @AlwaysARedHead. So I thought I'd take you for a walk around her garden this week.
So far quite a lot of Canada reminds me of the UK, the uniformity of the streets and style of houses, although much bigger than your average UK house, open front gardens with a path to the front door, grass and borders. Although you don't see many houses in the UK with a veranda or porch.
The summer weather is slightly warmer and consistent, although it did rain here a couple of nights ago. The flowers are in full bloom and the garden is looking gorgeous.
The 'erb and veg garden is full to over flowing, stocked with thyme, rosemary, squash, beans, peppers, carrots, onions and for the first year broccoli.
The trees in the yard/garden are very tall, much taller than you'd find in an average UK garden, usually I'd only expect to see trees of this height in a mansion house or stately home.
There's a pool in the garden and a hammock in the shade, which the dog likes to join me in.
I'm getting lots of rest, sun and catching up with blogging, chilling out with reading and just generally enjoying the garden.
Meanwhile back in the desert with hubby in charge of watering, it's not doing too bad. The gaps are where I removed the dead marigold before I left and I see the weeds seem to like the dry, hot conditions.