Hello everyone , hope all is well in your corner of the world.
It’s the time of the year for my annual garden post . This year the weather has not been kind with lots of wind and rain, the roses have really taken a battering .
Despite the less than perfect conditions and an overall much cooler than normal late Spring everything is blooming as bright as ever. For my regular readers I have believe it or not culled some of the lupins as they were threatening to take over. There are two white climbing roses on the frame behind , one is an old one Felicite et Perpetue , not sure of the name of the other now.
The view back towards the cottage (which in reality is John’s shed) , the climbing rose on the left is Lamarque , always most prolific . Once again my peonies refused to flower for me , if any of my gardening friends have any tips I would be most grateful.
This is a Bourbon rose named Variegata de Bologna and has the most magnificent fragrance.
This was my outfit for a pre-birthday brunch with my friend Didee at the Mad Apple , our favourite local vegetarian restaurant, where we both enjoyed the Nasi Goreng and a coffee.
Didee and I have been friends since we met at high school at the age of thirteen , over fifty five years now , We lost touch for a few years as our lives went in different directions and we lived in other places but reconnected about fifteen years ago.
I was wearing the Rundholz botanical print pants , a grey Sabatini crop cardigan worn under a coral Pom Amsterdam jacket and silver Alexander McQueen brogues(a recycle find).
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.