Friday, May 1, 2015

A Bit of Bling

Found in a second hand shop up-cycled string of pearls with an art deco clip added

hmm...think I'm developing a bit of a pearl addiction

Lots of work in the garden this week and the new paths and rose garden  at the bottom of the garden is progressing

where the lawns meet the path 2 tripods will  have "Nahema" climbing roses on them, inviting you to explore further down the paths


the pumpkins have been harvested  and the beds cleared of weeds . A box of perennials planted including Queen Anne Lace

you can also just see the pink climbing rose starting to climb up the bare brick wall which David attached wires to this week

pumpkin soup anyone?

although 20 pink bare rooted roses have been ordered David bought home this potted 2015 release which has now sold out. It's called Soul Sister and it almost luminous in colour and when it ages it turns lavender!

the darling little echidna seems to have taken residence in our property....when I spotted him he started digging under the rocks and thinks we can't see him any more

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  1. Your garden paths look nice with the gravel and the brick border. Hi girls! Can't forget the chickens! And, that little echidna is a silly little animal! It's a good thing you're not a fierce predator, because he or she wouldn't have a chance! Best wishes.

    1. I forgot to ask about the pearls. Are they real? The art deco clasp is gorgeous!

  2. how absolutely wonderful to have one of these delightful little creatures (the echidna) in your garden-a spiny anteater is what google said. You would never see one here on Vancouver Island...

  3. Cute little critter. Are those spines sharp?

  4. I am smitten with that new garden path and how it leads you down to that new garden!!!! SO very beautiful Meg!!! And my goodness is that rose amazing!!!! You all have been so busy! Enjoy your pumpkins!!! Nicole xoxo

  5. Well, I learned something today. I have never heard of an Echidna! How peculiar. I googled him. He's like an egg laying hedgehog!
    That rose is spectacular!
    But the thing that's troubling me with your back to front seasons; how do you have pumpkins at Hallowe'en if they're ready now??? xxx

  6. Your collection of pearls is beautiful...and those Soul Sister roses are incredible! So pretty. You have the BEST little visitors and your property is a dream.

  7. You learn something new everyday or so they say, I have never heard of a Echidna so that was amazing to see. The pearls are a real delight, I love the clasp, beautiful.

  8. Oooh... I love rhinestones. That is a gorgeous clasp. Your pictures, as always are gorgeous too. You have quite the harvest of butternut squash. My Dad's favorite. He planted his starts yesterday. Love the roses.

  9. Such pretty pearls! The rose is just gorgeous as is your yard!

  10. Love you new roses, it's going to be so interesting to see them change color. Your rhinestone and pearl necklace is stunning. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  11. The pearls are wonderful and I don't think you can have too many! Such lovely views of the gardens - your new paths are very nice and the rose is beautiful.

  12. Love the pearls and art deco clasp. Very pretty!

  13. Oh I love pearls also. Your collection is awesome!

  14. I love your pearls,they are so beautiful.You have such a nice garden and the view is absolutely wonderful.I am waiting for my roses to bloom.
    Have a great week.


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