Apologies to you Northerners but also thanks for sending Summer down to us. We have been experiencing some gloriously hot days, how long it will last, no one knows but I for one intend to enjoy it!!
Today we got to 29* although it felt like someone had left the oven door wide open at times. The thought of some rain is great to as the garden will be keen for a good drink.
So the FROCKS have been dragged out of storage and being worn a lot.
I still need to swap my Winter clothes to my Summer ones, our bedroom has exploded with clothes!
Me and the Webber woman took a drive out to Wairere Nursery last week. She was picking up some Roses and some how I ended up with my own trolley and purchasing some fragrant plants.
The owners have the most amazing Garden that you are allowed to take a wander in, so as we had not done this we took a stroll.
These two guys have designed and nurtured such a beautiful lush garden with a pond in the middle so the path is around it.
Tall trees with under planting,
and seats to rest on and enjoy the moment.
Statues, Archways and Bridges, it has everything and turning every corner brought to view a new welcome sight.
So next time you need plants you know where to go and remember to take a leisurely stroll in the garden.
Potted and safely installed on the deck
with the other pots.
We also went to Captain Compost where Sue got hands on with some very large Balls, and more plants were purchased.
My assistant gardener is always near by to
fluff about give suggestions and be helpful.
Eggs, Lemons, Strawberries and Sweet Peas, what else could I want!
I visited my dear friend Anne who has the most beautiful house and garden, and came home with a couple of clippings and some pots she was going to through out.
This is what I did with the pots and some potted colour picked up from Bunnings.
Dandelion Cat and how useful is that extra toe?
"You may dress me up mum but
I will have the last laugh
when I claw your new couch when you are out!!!"
I rather like Hydrangeas and when visiting my eldest son guess what was in the garden. So I picked a bunch of flowers for my jug and took some pieces to grow.
Frilly Granny Bonnets and Large Red Poppies have started to bloom.
Finally our Magnolia Tree is smothered in flowers!! It has only taken 3 years!!
You could say it is Blooming lovely in the garden right now!
Our little Pine Tree has come indoors. I have only placed non breakable things on it this year due to the climbing extra toed cat!! I made the little elves years ago with my good friend Louise.
Angels and animals is the theme,
some gifted to me,
and some new,
I went out to Sue's to check out her new kitchen etc and did a surprise Christmas installation at her gate, let us call it The Rural Christmas Tree!! I think she is still laughing about it.
All the pets are dealing with the heat in their own way, I am thankful for our ceiling fans that is for sure. I didn't want to pick my Hibiscus flower but you get an idea of the size, not sure if I have made myself available with the positioning!
I found this brand new hat the other day in the St Johns Op Shop for $3, perfect for gardening time.
I will leave you with my JibJab mash ups, the videos were hilarious!! The
silly festive season is upon us all. Take a deep breathe people, you will survive!!