Lupins, Roses and Black and White

Hello everyone , welcome to my late Spring garden. The roses and lupins are in their full flowering glory despite a cool and wet start to our Spring/Summer.

My roses are a mixture of old roses , such as this pale pink  Fatin Latour and David Austin varieties that I have planted over many years. The lupins on the other hand are an army of volunteers (as my mother called any self sown plants) that seem to be taking over the garden.

I wish I could remember the origin of the first lupin plants but I have no idea and now they return each year in the most wonderful mix of colours , cross pollinated by the many bees they attract. They also have a rather subtle but lovely smell that permeates the air along with the sweet scent of the many roses.

My love of wearing black and white is well known so when I found this really interesting white Moyuru shirt at Allstyle in Hobart it had to come home . I paired it with extra wide leg pants , also by Moyuru.

The back of the shirt is really interesting with its many folds , reminding me of origami.

I added two handmade necklaces , the black flower one is made from rubber and handcrafted in Brisbane by Mika ( this was a gift from my friend Elizabeth) , the other in black and white was made in Hobart and I found it at Salamanca Market, earrings from Jianhui London and sunnies from Fendi.

Joining Gail at Is this Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



  1. November 18, 2021 / 10:55 am

    Gosh gosh gosh!! How gorgeous is your garden! I absolutely love lupins as they remind me of the UK. What a color explosion, what a joy to look at!

    • grownupglamour
      November 22, 2021 / 10:48 am

      Thank you so much Nancy , I love English gardens too and have been influenced by them.

  2. November 18, 2021 / 6:31 pm

    Oh that army of Lupins is making my heart sing! I just love Lupins, and yours are simply magnificent!
    As as that fabulous white shirt with its origami back. Perfect with your wide legged trousers and those divine necklaces! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      November 22, 2021 / 10:43 am

      The Lupins have been quite magnificent this year but they are taking over a bit.
      It was the back details that spoke to me when I saw this white shirt. Many thanks Ann.xx

  3. November 19, 2021 / 9:07 am

    Wow! Those lupins are gorgeous! They’re my second favourite flower after the foxglove which also self seeds. Looking fab as ever – black and white really suits you. It’s a great look 🙂

    • grownupglamour
      November 22, 2021 / 10:35 am

      Thank you Penny , black and white has always been a favourite of mine .Lupins and foxgloves are both welcome in my garden . xx

  4. November 19, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    I love lupin envy – they are spectacular! I’m ashamed to say that I live less than 20 minutes away from the David Austin nurseries, one day I shall visit and share photos!
    Splendid outfit, I adore the necklace, it’s got a look of Victorian mourning jewellery, something I’m mad about! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      November 22, 2021 / 10:31 am

      If only you were closer Vix , I’d be only too happy to share the lupins. I visit to the David Austin nursey has always been on my wish list after seeing photos in a book about his roses .
      Now you mention it the necklace does have the look of Victorian mourning jewellery doesn’t it. xxx

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