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Friday, 29 July 2011

Faces and a few flowers from around the back garden.

I'm just not finding so many bargains lately - not such a bad thing as space is getting scarce!  I was watering the garden last night and realised just how many faces there in the back garden, so I thought I'd share them with you - oh, and a sprinkling of flowers too...

I see these faces from the kitchen window.

You'll discover I like 'The Green Man' in his many guises.

This King has been with me for over 20 years.
His 'crown' of flowers has gone over a little now.

Well it IS a face of sorts!

Such a happy face to greet me each day :o)

This poor chap was rescued and moved to here after the ivy completely covered him on another wall in the garden.

What can I say about this one?  Only that strangely,  I like him!

This serene soul sits at the back of the pebble pool.

And a flower or two...

The hydrangea brought from my Mom's previous home

The David Austin 'Wisley' rose...I'm disappointed with this I've asked many folk and NONE of us can detect ANY perfume at all :o(

One of the bay trees and pots at the side of the back door.
The pebble pool is just off to the right.

And the other side of the door...Sid's cat flap even has a covering of flowers!
(This shows part of my kitchen window too)

A few more faces..

This sweet little face is watching ...

This sweet little face, who in turn is looking after one of these*

Sweet little faces (three of them!)
And then there's..


Who were rescued from my Aunt's garden when the house was cleared.
The now snuggle together at the base of the 'whirly-gig' washing line!

This big Bhudda is unloved by all except me :o)

Then there's this little fella,

With his lady wife who abide next to the side door of the garage -
rescued from a box of junk and re-homed by me years ago.

Finally, a few more flowers...

A new this year double lily, sorry no variety.

Pretty, delicate looking Corydalis, that self seeds and fills my borders with colour for at least nine months of the year.

As you can see my garden is as eclectic as my home!

* Back to the three baby blackbirds..
They've had a lucky escape this week.  I popped out to the shops on Tuesday morning and they were being fed by Mom and Dad.  When I returned the nest had tipped over and one baby still clung on but two of the babies were in mortal danger lying, breathing, in the border.  I cannot touch birds, I love them but couldn't touch them - so I made a mercy dash to my kind new neighbour Sarah and asked if she could put the babies back.  She didn't hesitate.  I lifted the nest back into the crook of the branches and Sarah placed the babes gently back in.  (Phew, Sid was still asleep on the bench - missing all of the exitement)  Later on after making sure Mom and Dad had returned to feed the young 'uns I wired the nest into the crook of the kiwi, hence the green garden wire zig-zagging across the side of the nest!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Best wishes


Marilyn said...

Love the many faces you enjoy in your garden. ♥♫

Vintage Jane said...

I've loved looking at all the little architectural faces in your garden. So glad you managed to save the little birds.

Defintely going to make some vanilla extract from your last post too. Will make lots as Christmas presents. M x

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Great faces! Love your bay tree. How wonderful that you rescued your little birdies.

acorn hollow said...

your garden must look like you have a lot of visitors with faces every where.
so lovely

George the Lad said...

Hi Auntie Rose, I didn't know you had that many eyes looking at you in your garden, loved seeing them all, and your flowers I bet I could smell the perfume on that rose me being a dog and all:) I'll have to see if I can sniff it out sometime. I am pleased you helped them birds.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I enjoyed seeing the wonderful faces of your garden, Rose!

My Journey With Candida said...

Holy Cow!! Are these all your faces? What a great garden you have. I am so jealous. Of course, you ladies from the UK know how to make beautiful gardens.

George the Lad said...

Hi Auntie Rose
Thanks for not forgetting me,I do worry sometimes, did mom tell you that I went to sit down in the sea, it was so dam cold I shot straight back up again!!!
Anyways Have a good week
See Yea Soon George xxx

Kim said...

Ah WOW!! to the Green Men!! In fact wow to all of your garden! It's lovely. If you like the Green Man then you'll love my car booty finds this weekend!! I'm posting about them tomorrow! ;)