Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blooming Marvellous...

Hi folks...isn't it great that the weather's taken a turn for the better again...a bit of an Indian Summer but in my neck of the woods it's unlikely to be breaking any records in the temperature department...just pleasantly warm and comfortable...perfect for doing some tidy up work in the garden. I'm a real outdoor person and despite the craft stuff piling up...I've been treating myself to some relaxing time off sitting in the sun and raiding the fridge for an alfresco lunch...
and Mother Nature never ceases to amaze...after days of relentless rain the flowers in the garden were in a sorry looking state but after 2 or 3 days of sunshine they've made a blooming marvellous recovery and are pointing their heads towards the sun again...
the hydrangea that hasn't flowered since I pruned it back 2 years ago (apparently that's a big NO NO) has also made a miraculous recovery...
and my favourite hanging basket resident of 2014 must be this gorgeous Fuschia coloured Petunia with petals like velvet...
I've decided to close the "Cards and Crafts for Christmas" Give-Away at 8pm tonight...busy busy week kicking off on Monday and you know me and my memory so I'll announce the winner tomorrow...get it parcelled up for the Post Office run first thing Monday.
Hugs Kath xxx

14 comments:

Rita said...

Great spell of weather on the West Coast too Kath. The flowers look gorgeous and you hydrangea iris stunning. Perfect lunch for a perfect day. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Kate. Good for you taking yourself out of the craft room and enjoying this spell of good weather, all that extra vitamin D will be good as we don't know what the winter has in store. Love your flowers those colours are gorgeous. Hazel xx

carol edwards said...

Who can resist enjoying this extra sunshine, and all the flowers agree.x

sally said...

The weather has indeed been great Kath, shame to wake up to thick haar this morning here in Banchory!
Your flowers are looking awful bonny :-)

Sally

scrappymo! said...

Your flowers are so pretty. That hydrangea is wonderful. Love the colour of it!

The ruffled petunia is gorgeous!

Your lunch looks yummy...

NGCARDS said...

Lovely snaps of your garden hun xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Just back from a few lovely days away enjoying the sunshine and the garden looks lovely, better than when we went away x

Maxcine said...

That's my kind of lunch Kath, looks lush. I like to walk round our garden as there is always something new to see, although I am not impressed with the mushrooms that keep popping up overnight. Can't have little Twinkle eating them. Big hugs. X

misteejay said...

Lovely photos Kath. Isn't it lovely seeing the flowers having another flush of colour before everything starts to wind-down for the winter.
Toni xx

Redanne said...

Your garden flowers are absolutely gorgeous Kath, especially that beautiful clematis. The weather has been so lovely but those dreaded nights are drawing in now, so we need to enjoy the sun while we can. They said we could possibly see a little of the Northern Lights this week but sadly, here, it has been very overcast in the evenings.... sigh. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Irene said...

Vincent van Gogh said "if you love nature you'll find beauty everywhere" and I couldn't agree more Kath...nothing makes me happier than those colourful surprises we get for free!!! You can prune back your hydrangea -even to the ground- and normally you should be without flowers for one year. I always cut them back every other 2 branches so I'm never without those gorgeous big balls of colour!!!!!!

Happy weekend, xx Irene

Linda S. said...

You are correct, Kath. No one can water a lawn or garden like Mother Nature. Your flowers look lovely. Hugs and ear scratches to your handsome furry boy.

Ribbon Girl said...

lovely photos Kath - we've also had smashing summery weather and caught up in the garden tidying up - temperature seems to have dropped ten degrees today and I'll be putting the central heating on this evening! your photos are lovely and your lunch looks scrummy! Hello furry boy, hope you are ok, Mary x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Looks like a gorgeous alfresco lunch! The photos are stunning, so beautiful!
Rebecca.

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