May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing


Thursday, October 20, 2011

The first rose of spring

Dainty Bess,the first of the roses we planted in June has bloomed, and what a beauty she is.


8 comments:

  1. Thanks Linda :) They are so delicate - the single petaled roses - love them.

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  2. Isn't she beautiful? How does she smell? Mmm, slate (late 60s, early 70s comes to mind...). I don't know, I would be torn too. What are you thinking this weekend about it now you've lived with it for a bit?

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  3. She is lovely, isn't she? Only very lightly scented, but a gorgeous fruity one.

    I think with the baby coming we are throwing our caution over the slate to the wind, and are thinking that it's great to already have a tiled floor! Perhaps we should keep the white tiles in storage though in case we change our minds.

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  4. What a gorgeous colour! Congratulations green thumb. Mine's a stronger shade of green than ever before. I have a peace lily coming up and plants that are growing, not dying! Hooray! I love the inspiration photos you used for the slate floors. Yes I guess keeping the white tiles in storage is no harm as the slates are already there. At least you can enjoy them for a while if they prove not to be right. Really, I don't know much. Just that slate tiles reminds me of the time I was swinging my leg, "high like a ballerina" and slipped onto my back and tail bone. Cue a little time in bed being nursed by my cousins and family that christmas!! Oh and then I fell on my tail bone once at ten pin bowling. Isn't it funny the memory connections we make?! Slate tiles = sore tail bone! :P

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  5. Glad your plants are thriving for you LI! Ouch though, about the slate floor. Not a good association. I think the second ensuite is so small though that if we slipped we'd probably fall right out the door ;)

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  6. I just found your blog through Fun and VJ's, and then I read what is growing in your garden on the list on your side bar...Wow, it must be so amazing. The rose is so elegant, the colour and simplicity of the bloom is such an impact combination. It is so exciting waiting for a plant to flower.

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  7. Thanks :) The length of the list of edibles always surprises me as it's all packed into such a small garden. I like to grow a little of everything. Love the look of your store by the way - if I was in Brisbane I'd be constantly in there hunting through the treasures.

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