Hello my friends I hope this finds every one well and making the most of every day.
Over the last few days there has been a hint of Spring in the air with a few mild days and my garden once again coming back to life. John and I were going out to lunch at a new Asian fusion restaurant Monsoon so as a nod to warmer days I wore my black and white gingham Moyuru skirt teamed with a red wool vest that I have worn for many a Winter , a black knit and my red Trippen boots.
Paired with the skirt I wore my Ms Edgeley velvet black and white turban that I purchased back in May and is becoming a firm favourite. Alice Edgeley is a talented designer and costume maker based in Fitzroy in Melbourne and I had admired her work for quite some time and had peered in her windows on previous Melbourne trips. I am glad I did as I am not going anywhere soon , our island’s state borders are now closed until early December . I do understand the reasons behind the decision taken by the state government to protect our community after the recent covid outbreak in Victoria. Fortunately the harsh measures in Victoria seem to be working as the numbers of infections are now decreasing.
I have several varieties of camellias in the garden but this bright pink reticulata would be one of my favourites. The plant behind me is a flowering currant.
Early days but the bush is covered in blooms so will be quite sight over the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunately as the flowers are emerging after their Winter hiatus so are the many weeds that share the garden, the green path I am standing on is an area needing attention , there are paving stones hidden under there, a project for the warmer months to add a gravel path to the stone seat under the rose arch.
I also have plans to re-do parts of the garden to make it easier to manage over the coming years .
If funds permitted I would be a lady gardener admiring and picking the flowers and planning its display and have someone else doing all the heavy lifting. As this is no way reality a change is needed.
Raffy came out to join us in the garden while we took the photos. A good sign as he hadn’t be himself since Sunday. A trip to the vet early on Monday didn’t give a conclusive answer but the vet felt he was tender in his lower back so he was given an anti-inflammatory shot and sent home with medications for four days.
Raffy is pictured here amongst the grape hyacinth , jonquils and emerging lupins.He is slowly improving but still not his usual boisterous self. Having had the odd back problem myself I know full well this takes time so we will see by the end of the week if there is a marked change if not back to the vet for further tests.
It has been a good year for the hellebores , I have lost the name of this one but it is an unusual pale lemon and a prolific bloomer. As I wander around the garden I see my love of collections of things is also evident here too, be it hellebores , roses , oriental poppies or bulbs.
Blending with the French doors and a peek at the red table and chairs in the kitchen . The tub next to me is planted with hyacinths in many hues, I am looking forward to seeing these in flower and enjoying their scents.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday and Jacqui for Chic and Stylish.