It seems like ages since I have popped in for a chat - I have been extra busy sewing christmas gifts and think that I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I have some packed and ready to be posted off - Some others can wait until later in December thankfully.
Today I popped in and visited with Lizzie - She took us on a tour around her garden. I loved it so much that I thought I would give you a little wander around mine. It was 30 degrees here today and just a beautiful promise of what is to come for Summer. The garden is bursting with colour. We have these white roses at the front of the house that are just starting to flower.
I think I have shown you our turning circle roses before - they are just bent over with blooms this year. This is looking right out of the front door.
This is the view to the left.
These are the steps leading from the back door to the back garden. There is a little pond under the big bush there on the left. It has tadpoles in it at the moment and I have two very excited grand babies awaiting the arrival of "real" frogs.
Lizzie was wonderful naming all of her plants but I am afraid even though I love them I am not great on names.
As you can see we have somuch more to bloom yet - I love watching all of the different stages.
From a tight perfect bud
To the beginnings of a wonderful bloom. The scent around here is amazing.
The garden is so inspiring - One of my favourite things to draw is flowers.
Such beauty and elegance
And the upside down daisies (thats what the girls call them) are so cute !
We have had lots of late spring rain this year and it has been just at the right time for the roses - These roses have never bloomed this well.
They can be stunning can't they.
Last week on a wander around the garden I found that we were to be "parents" again this year. This is an annual occurence - A little wren's nest. Last week we had only 3 eggs but we now have 5 so it looks like it is going to be a good year for our beautiful wrens.
This is how the expectant parents look - The pretty one is the male. I will try to keep you updated on our expectant parents and their new family.