Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Summer Roses

June is the month of roses in my garden. I love the old fashioned blowsy blooms. I enjoy them in the garden, I pick them and fill the house with them. I use them in my flower orders to create beautiful country bunches of fresh flowers and herbs. I also start to pick them and dry them.

Dried rose petals have a vintage charm of their own and I dry lots to pack into pretty bags for the winter months. Emptying a little bag into a pretty vintage bowl and smelling the scent of roses is one of the best things when the garden is quite bare.

I am not usually an organised person, but this is something that has to be done because in the blink of an eye the old fashioned roses are gone. They always put on a splendid show but then that it it until the next year.


Don't you just love the entrance to our new project! We now have a door, recycled from our collection stored at the bottom of the Garden, lots of old interesting things waiting for the right home.
It has to be painted yet. The project was the old Chicken shed that we pulled down and are now in the process of trying to create a new outdoor room. It is a very sunny place and hopefully the plan is that we will find time to sit in it.

I am trying to make it look old and interesting. The little cat by the door is a board with a cat painted on it that I have had for years. The caution sign above the door is an old wooden vintage hand sign. Quite usefull as the entrance is low. Funny how things collected often find the right home even if it takes years!
Bye for now
Linda x
What lays behind I will write about in future posts for anyone who is interested.