Sunday, November 4, 2012

THE COTTAGE GARDEN

 
Hi there,
The other day my Dad turned 92.  Like all our family, he loves birds,
so I made him a blue cockatoo cushion, with fabric from Fabric Traders.
 
Just the extra touch needed to brighten up his room at the Country View Retirement facility.
Dad had a great day, and loved all his presents, and of course, the cake!
 
 
Our grandson Little Aussie was there too.
Later he became Mr Box Head, and rode his Big Red Steed, er, vacuum cleaner ...
 
 
 
We went to visit a perennial cottage garden, open under the Open Gardens Australia Scheme.
 
 
I came home with lots of ideas ...
 
 
Everything looked so healthy, well mulched, and not too bothered by our lack of rain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We finished the day with tea on the verandah.
Delightful ...
 
Have a great week .. xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. 92! Fantastic - Happy Birthday to him! The cushion is lovely,a very pretty design. That cottage garden is my idea of the perfect garden.Ideally that's what I'd like my garden to be resemble.

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    1. Cottage is my favourite idea of a garden too Sulky. I bought a few plants at the open garden, so hoping to improve the Garden of Neglect we now have!

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  2. 92 is amazing! That birthday cake looked absolutely delicious. The cushion is gorgeous and I liked the way you ended your weekend with tea and scones. Lovely. x

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    1. Noone is as amazed about 92 as the birthday boy himself! Glad you like the cushion :)

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  3. Happy Birthday to your dad.. 92 is a great age.. greetings to him from Portugal
    I am sure he enjoyed his cake..looks delicious.
    Your garden looks so lovely Patricia..
    Its always nice to go out and come back with different ideas and move things around.
    Those scones look scrumptious ....yummi.
    val

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    1. Dad would love greetings from Portugal, but I don't know how I could explain blogging to him! Scones are the best - not too sweet, but satisfying.

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  4. Happy Birthday to the 92 year 'Birthday Boy' The cushion you have made is lovely! Suzy x

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    1. Thanks Suzy - It is great Dad is able to participate in a party at his age! I think he liked his cushion too. x

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  5. Wishing your dad a very happy birthday. All your pictures are so pretty. The garden doesn't seem deprived of rain at all! Your scones (or biscuits as we call them) look mouthwatering good! Have a good week, Patricia.

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    1. Thanks Sanda, I don't think I explained it very well - the photos are all of the display garden we visited. Our garden has a lot of catching up to do! Hurray for scones/biscuits! Happy Monday Sanda.

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  6. The pillow would brighten any room. Blue and white happens to be one of my favorite color combo's. The garden is similar to gardens I see here, we go through drought periods too.

    Darla

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    1. Blue and white is always a winner! Yes, drought is one of those things a gardener has to work around, wherever we live.

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  7. Sounds like your dad had a great birthday! That pillow is delightful. And your grandson riding the vacuum is hysterical!

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    1. Hi Beryl, For a 3 year old, our grandson has quite an advanced sense of humour! He was laughing away inside that box on his head.

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  8. What a lot of birthdays for you right now ! Did you bake that fab cake yourself ? The cushion is lovely as well ; I have a very special affection for birds too, in fact, it's the meaning of my family name !xx

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    1. And there are more birthdays to come in the next few weeks! My sister-in-law made Dad's cake, which had an excellent frosting involving marmalade - YUM! So special your name relates to birds .. Jealous :)

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