Friday, 7 August 2009

Holidays, weather and roses.

Well a lot has happened in the last few weeks. We've had two lovely weeks in Dorset in July. Luckily we only had two days of rain. Since we've been back home there's been rain almost every day. Hopefully we'll get some more sunshine before long!
Dorset is one of my favourite places, and to be honest I would love to live there, but that just isn't possible. This wonderful county has everything, spectacular countryside and beautiful beaches. We spent a lot of time walking the coastal paths, and with views like these, who would want to go anywhere else?

I would really love to be sitting here ...

.....but work beckons once more.
Hubby and I are celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary this week and we took a trip out to David Austin Roses in Wolverhampton. I know that these wonderful roses can be bought from many garden centres, but we ( or should I say me) had been hankering to pay a visit for a while. So last Friday we went.
I have to admit to being like a child in a sweet shop. We were there for ages and we didn't have enough time to see everything. We did buy three roses, an anniversary gift to ourselves. William Shakespeare, a dark red Old English hybrid, Jubilee Celebration, a pink award winning rose and Pat Austin, a sumptuous copper and yellow rose. The latter two being Leander hybrids.
As the back garden is going through a "regeneration" of sorts, we still have a lots of moving of plants and shrubs to do, but over the next couple of weeks we're hoping to crack on with it and get everything in place. hopefully it will be a cottage style garden filled with roses, lavender, honeysuckle and complemented with herbaceous perennials and clematis. Most of these things are already in the garden, it was just the layout that wasn't working, but then again a garden is always a work in progress!
Whilst I was off shift for a few days and the rain was falling, I've been sorting out my crafting space. It certainly looks a lot clearer now. Hopefully I'll keep it tidy, for a while at least.
I haven't really had time to do any sewing or paper craft this last couple of weeks, but I'm hoping to get back to my list of projects shortly, but whilst the weather is fine (fingers crossed) it's all hands to the garden, and lets hope we have some warm sunshine so we can enjoy lots of these....

Bye for now, Linda

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! I love the photos of Dorset and to get to visit David Austin Roses how very neat!
    Eat an ice cream cone for me. =)