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Wednesday, August 02, 2017



Mornin' Roz,
How very sweet it is to see you back here. What a year you've had. The garden is lovely - wish I could just pop round for a cup of tea and a long chat, but alas oceans separate us. So I will just pop in electronically...cheers to you and have a lovely day in that beautiful garden. Hugs.


Hi Roz! It always brings a smile to my face when I see Autumn Cottage in my inbox!

What a horrid mess that was! I'm so sympathetic! Glad it's all finally sorted and behind you. The garden looks lovely indeed and I'm dripping with jealousy! The combination of 6 years of drought & watering restrictions coupled with my poor knee which doesn't let me do much of anything have turned my garden into a sorry desert landscape. The star jasmine is doing its annual exuberance but I don't think anything kills a jasmine, does it? The hydrangeas in the front bed are rioting away as usual -- they're so happy where they are that they come back year after year like clockwork. Everything else looks dismal, and the wisteria over the pergola died, I think from lack of water.

Is that a Cecil Bruner over the Victorian loo? I splurged on mine several years ago, and it did bloom but not excessively. Either it's still getting settled in, or the lack of water has set it back several years.

Have a lovely day -- I hope the weather improves for you soon,. although to be honest "miserable weather" sounds lovely, after a good bit of June and all of July scorching in the high 90s to triple digits. Ugh! I can['t wait for autumn (if we get an autumn this year) or winter, when it will be cool and lovely.

At Lammas come the dog days of summer, the gardens are full of goodies, the fields are full of grain, and the harvest is approaching. Take a moment to relax in the heat, and reflect on the upcoming abundance of the fall months. It's time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end.



I was delighted to see your post. Despite the upheaval, your garden is lovely. Sending best wishes to you for an enjoyable rest of your summer.

Loretta Marvel

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I sigh i envy though I know what backbreaking work it is. Glad to see you back at it here too!

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