this name plaque above is on the doorway to Sophie's bedroom. She has her own entrance from the side of the house... the plaque comes from a bed & breakfast that i owned about 10 years ago.. in Mt Victoria about 20 mins away from Woodford. It was a cute mountain cottage for two.. decorated in shabby chic style before it was made popular by - whatever her name is... We supplied a big basket of breakfast goodies, chocolate and wine... and we left our guests be.. a romantic weekend. I ran it for about 4 years and it became quite popular, however, I tired of it and sold it. I kept the name plaque as the cottage had been named after my Sophie as well as the movie. Spider webs mostly are left alone at Inglewood - my grandma called them spiders lace....
above is thistle that is thriving in my garden. A weed ? to some, maybe.. not to me.. the bees love it as do my chooks... so i cultivate it and pull a few each day to give to 'my girls'...
above are my gardening boots - with my feet in them! These are an Australian brand called Blundstone.. they are tough. I have had this pair for over 10 years and not a hole anywhere, they have lost their shape and are a little loose but I love them... very glamourous, don't you think? above is a pot that sits at the bottom of my front steps.... with a small plaque that my dad gave me many years ago... and yes, there are faeries at the bottom of our garden! above is a collection of metal garbage bins that I have collected over the years. I grow my tomatoes in them. The tomatoes thrive because of the heat generated by the metal.. I love these bins... oneday, they will be obsolete.. replaced in favour of the horrible black plastic things we have now. I wonder who lived at number 50?
"Sweet maids of honor, woodland elves!
Frail flowers that arrive with the cuckoo,
Pale lilac, hyacinth purple of hue,
And the little pink geranium,
All smil'd & nodded to see me come."
-Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
I love geraniums. This one above is 'nutmeg' geranium.. a scented leaved plant.
"the faeries and elves of geranium awaken a sense of happiness and stir the heart chakra. In most geranium beds will be found an elf who oversees the entire area. The faeries of this flower strengthen and vitalize the aura. They can also show you where you may be missing opportunities for happiness"
above is a wall plaque that I found on the council cleanup a few years ago. I love council cleanups... there is one happening around our neighbourhood, now. People put their junk out and the council come by and collect it. Each weekend many of us, drive around checking out other peoples piles of junk. It becomes a very social event, actually.
so there are my seven random garden facts.... I am not going to tag anyone because I have no idea who likes to do these things.... I had an aversion to them at one stage. So, grab it if you like and let me know! I may even do a seven random neighbourhood meme oneday soon
today it is raining again..I am going to give my lounge room a thorough clean and then this afternoon, I am off to have a two hour massage. Absolute pure bliss!