I luff this water feature at dig in James St. So soothing.
Meanwhile I'm on day 7 of plague like virus that has driven me to to Brink.
I've moved through fevers, chills, aches, pain, loss of my voice and exhaustion and arrived at the hacking cough stage. Exciting.
Fingers and toes my health will be fully restored say tomorrow.
Meanwhile, this is a garden intensive post so if that's not your thing, just click away now.
Can any hybrid tea stalwarts identify these 2 roses that I pinched from my late Grandma's garden? They both had the best scent.
The orange one opened up like this:
Meanwhile Pottery Barn and West Elm opened in Brisbane and I predict they'll be wildly popular. Everything was styled beautifully but I thought their stuff was kind of expensive.
Remain obsessed with cast iron pots. If you know where I can find them, tell me.
My beautiful Elina rose finally bloomed.
Mr FF dug out clumps of agapanthus from my Grandparents garden and replanted them in ours. We've shoved them between a giant hedge and some mondo grass. I love it that they'll continue to grow here, but the whole exercise made me feel pretty sad and emotional. I don't know why gardens stir up so many memories, but they do.
These are grandma's geraniums:
My peace rose sent out a single bloom. Look:
When I still had my health (those were the days) I said Yes to Embellishment.
I'm potting up cuttings of succulents as if my life depends on it.
Look, it's the 1st hippeastrum of the season-
Said yes to a French antique chest of drawers. It's now filled with about 250 ties.
Colour coordinated. Of course.
My friend Lucy's confused about my proposed neutral tree and wants more details. I haven't really figured it out but there'll be lots of white, cream, copper, silver, gold pewter, crystal and glass. Maybe a bit of mauve, maybe some pale pink. And a big Thank You to gorgeous long time blog reader L who met me at Anouk and gave me a huge box of white and silver Christmas ornaments from her own brief foray into a neutral tree a few years ago- it was lovely to meet you L and I am so grateful!
Meanwhile, fingers and toes this iris survives it's transplant and thrives. I hope all that fertiliser weaves it's magic.
Zero else to report. Except that I saw The Intern and really enjoyed it. Robert de Niro's great and the houses are beautiful. 3 and a half stars. Happy Labour Day. Stay Healthy. Garden Hard.