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Saturday, 6 August 2011

A few piccies :o)

Last weekend we visited dear Daughter and had a lovely surprise - the little garden that was really overgrown and quite tatty when she moved in (in April), and we knew she had done a LOT of clearing and planting but it looks SO lovely now....(sorry, no before shots)  we're really proud of her!
(Do please click on the pictures to expand them....)
This is the view from the lounge window - a few if you may recognise the goblets ;o)
 then, looking back up towards the window - kitchen door on the right
 Closer to the bottom couldn't see ANY fencing or border at all, it was completely choked in ivy and bindweed.  In fact the border came as a surprise :o)  Pretty lanterns dotted down the fences.
And along to the left of the border - can't imagine where Vicky got the love of blue!
This is the view below the kitchen window and looking over to neighbours gardens.  It is a Victorian terrace and there is an entry passage to every four houses, so they are linked by a gate - just on the right edge of the photo.  
She's even got a few potato plants - her first home grown veggies :o)
There is also lots of solar powered lights dotted about that comeinto their own in the evening.

Oops, I nearly forgot the crafts bit....Vicky makes beautiful jewellery - here's her latest creations
It's made from glass beads, and is REALLY beautiful

 In close up, and now the earrings...
She's made them for herself - the beads alone cost £35.
Clever gal eh?

Hope your weekend is restful and enjoyable :o)
Best Wishes


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The garden looks fabulous. Such a neat place to sit and relax and her jewelry is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the blue in the garden really makes the flowers stand out. Glad you had a nice visit with your very talented daughter!

Andi's English Attic said...

It must have been a daunting task. How satisfying to be able to sit and enjoy all the hard work. xx

Sharing Shadymont said...


Your daughter has done a fabulous job on the garden. Love the blue flowers. Wow, beautiful jewelry too! I know you are proud of her.


Kim said...

No wonder you're proud of her Rose... it looks wonderful! So neat and tidy but so homely too. And I have a real thing for lanterns in the garden so especially love those. Wow to the jewellery - that necklace is absolutely stunning and I'm VERY jealous!!

Louise said...

Sounds like she's done a great job in the garden area. The jewellery is just lovely, £35 seems very reasonable for so many lovely beads!

My Journey With Candida said...

You should of known your daughter would end up with a beautiful garden. She is a chip off the old block, Like Mother, Like Daughter Or maybe I can say.. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Anyway, you get my point.

Vintage Jane said...

What a pretty garden (and necklace) - mine is just greenery at the moment - everything seemed to flower two months ago. I really need to plant some late summer flowering plants for next year. Her lovely garden has given me the push I needed to go and buy some plants! M x

George the Lad said...

Oh Auntie Rose, its so nice to see what Vicky has done to her garden, she gets 4 paws up from me, well done, I now know why she is out there so much.
Please sent her love and hugs from me.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx
PS gald you like my cordial picked will my own fair paws ;)