Coddled Eggs

Coddled Eggs

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

                            Cup and saucer posy's

Yet again that old man time creeps up ...yes....  time to have my lovely friends visit.
Some of the delightful residents from Elmslie House come by the garden  and this time I decided to pick up some cups and saucers from the local recycle center to make cup and saucer posy's with them.

I selected the flowers and cut them ready ,cut up the oasis and popped a piece in each cup then filled each cup with water.The ladies got to, quick smart with big smiles lots of laughter and nimble florist fingers.

What a delightful way to spend a Summer day.

Thank goodness the Spring was late this year many blooms ready.

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
 Walter Hagen

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. 
Theodore Roethke

I just love ladies mantle .My first plant was given to me by Olive Dunn a dear dear wee friend  ....Look at this wonderful blog page .I love the herbalist blogspot 

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. 
Walt Whitman
this was my favourite one 

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
This lovely lady even sang for me 

How happy everyone was 

Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words 'for ever.' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don't like doing it. 
Marian Keyes
How lucky am I to have these very special people in my life 

Back at Elmslie House what a pretty show.

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. 
Georges Bernanos

Friday, 25 November 2016

Lots to tell you all...

It seems like forever since I have managed to sit down and update my blog.
As some of you will know we have been on a three week adventure to Vietnam...It was an amazing time ..We traveled from the bottom to the top and tried to experience as much as we could.
I have uploaded some photo's from Facebook so apologies if I am repeating myself.
I really just wanted to post the photo's 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

            Spring Glorious Spring

Hidden in the espaliered pear is a little family. I have been watching as Mummy Starling flits in and out .
No babies hatched yet but will keep you posted. It is so late in the season in 5 days it will be Summer.The Amorphohallus konjac or Pooh flower as we call it has still not flowered 5 weeks late in fact and we are still getting the wonderful Spring rains. 

Sorry I have been away so long ......

Thursday, 29 September 2016

                                Spring Time

Violets are Blue and white and pink.
So thankful for my friend Mary who sent me a few violets to plants ...THANK YOU MARY 

I love those first wee harbingers of Spring...

It is time to get out of the Winter mode....roll up the thick mats take the feather covers off the beds...turn off the heatpump and get down and dirty in the soil....

Thanks to Vic and Jamie for the amazing oxalis that flutters it's foliage like butterflies..

To dear ( Late) Jean Young for those first Winter aconites so long ago ,now nurtured and returning every year..

To my darling friend (Late) Karonious ...always think of you when this little clump

My Lovely friend Heather for one of several Winter roses...

It is so nice to visit my friends in the garden......They nod in the wind they survive the deepest snow and chilliest frosts they give so much to me in the way of seeds and colour and they always look their best....Just like the friends that gave them to me they have proven robust and long lasting and are a kind way to remember  friends and of love shared....How happy I am to be a gardener.

I would far rather be in my garden then be any other place in Spring....

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust