Roses, Bungle’s 9th Birthday, Makings
Grab a cuppa and come for a wander around the garden while the roses are out. All were chosen for their scent so breathe deeply.
Let me introduce you to Abraham Derby,
Evelyn (Crabtree and Evelyn make their rose perfume from this rose),
Souvenir du Dr Jamain (a darker red in reality)
Reine Des Violettes
La Reine Victoria (goes grey-lilacs when fading)
Possibly Sophie’s Perpetual
Rhapsody in Blue- an absolute stunner!
Mary Rose (bought to commemorate Daughter being at uni near that grand ship)
Rhapsody in Blue and philadelphus under the rose arches.
This is likely to be Mme Alfred Carriere as it is a very upright grower and is more a cream when in full flower.
This old climber was here when we moved in.
Anyone know it?
This too was in the garden before we moved in. A stunning shade of red.
Rhapsody in Blue flowering ahead of the others. Garage in background.
Roseraie de l’Hay My fav moss rose.
The red rose at the bottom of the garden.
I planted a hardy geranium underneath it.
This Jasmine is newly planted by a Winter Jasmine.
This long forgotten rose came up when I cleared the area for the Jasmine.
Bungle was 9 on the 6th June. Of course he had to have a cake. As a treat I let him into the kitchen to choose the ingredients.
Ok now this was him not me… above is a smoked fish, cheese, ham, and chicken cake. I don’t think Bungle could make up his mind.
His human friends DID NOT share with him and the girls.
They were pretty good at tidying up after themselves. We let them have a picnic birthday party.
Now for the makings:
After Deb said about hemming her husbands trousers, my conscience was pricked at the huge mending pile.
I can report a new button on a pair of DH’s trousers, a new zip in another pair, (hate that job) and a mended waist band in another.
Finally the huge lilac shopping bag had it’s handles re-set lower down so they could have a cross inside a square as reinforcement, so they don’t come apart again.
Bags….mmmm I had an idea.
I then felt inspired by a FQ I had picked up to make this bag from Stephanie’s book Uncommonly Corduroy. It is the Ethel and MJ design.
The pattern was easy to follow even though I was making only the one. It has an inside pocket.
I didn’t add the outer flower as I wanted to showcase the elephant fabric.
I had the perfect elephant button waiting, designed by Laurel Burch.
The other side. The handles are in the same elephant fabric. I had a little left, so had a think.
And came up with this little bag mainly in the cream corduroy but with the same floral lining.
Its handles are the same size as the original bigger bag, so it can be used inside it as well as independently.
Two for the Christmas Trunk.
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