Monday, October 31, 2011

This N That...

My gardens have been bursting with colour.  The roses have been the best since I planted them a couple of years ago.

I love this Pierre de Ronsard Rose (above & below). It is hidden a bit by the Hollyhock growing, I didn't realise they got that big, and I wish it would flower it has a lot of buds on it.


This rose on the fence has flowered lots already and still has heaps of buds to open.

The Iris' are starting to open up.

The Hydrangea's have lots of buds on them.

The rose over the arch at the front gate is just full of roses....I love it!

I can't believe how big this foxglove has grown...I will definitely be planting more next year.

  I found this big bird nest a couple of weeks ago, purched up high on my downpipe, and it is made of mainly my grandpa's whiskers plant....I was wondering why it was disappearing!
I haven't seen any birds come and go from it, I will have to get the big ladder out and have a look.

I decided to hang some fairy lights under the pergola and I had a couple of cream lanterns so I hung them up too, I have put tealights in them. They look good lit up at night.

Now to inside....I decided to move my china cabinet as my friends thought it would look better on the other side of the room.  This way you can see it as you come in down the hall and it gets more sunlight on it (thanks Pat & were right).

 I was given some money for my birthday so I bought a new lamp for the hallway table.

I think it looks good on the table!

I picked some of my roses to put inside.

I have finally made some homemade Laundry Powder.

I found the receipe from Rhonda's blog at  I haven't tried it yet as I still have my bought powder to finish. It is supposed to be very good and a lot cheaper than the bought ones.  It was easy to make too!

Enjoy your day!


  1. What a lovely post, I can't decide what I like best,everything is lovely. I have a rose which I couldn't identify and it looks exactly like your Pierre de Ronsard, mayby it is.
    I can't seem to get foxgloves to grow,but have a lovely asstment of hollyhocks,and yes they do get extremely big,especially when they reseed each year themselves. Hope you have a nice week xx

  2. Thanks Jeanetteann. I am really happy with how my garden is coming along, when I moved in 6 years ago it was a jungle. I would like the front garden to not look so bare, maybe next year it might look

  3. Your garden is looking lovely - spring is such a beautiful time of year. All new, fresh growth - for all!
    I really love the Pierre de Ronsard rose, so pretty! It's time I did a bit of spring cleaning too. I de-cluttered way back in January and May I think but it is time again. I am seeing little cobwebs and dust bunnies where they shouldn't be!

    Cheers - Joolz

  4. Hi Karen, Lovely meeting you and it's scary how alike we are, collecting old wares. You got a lot of Arnotts tins too. Love the rose arbour, stunning.Thank you for visiting my blog
    Rina ... Our Slice of Heaven


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