There is so much growing, all really under my nose until I grab the camera to detail the goings-on.The passionfruit flower is beautiful and weird all at the same time.
I love the shapes of the the stamens and the juxtaposition of the yellow pollen with the beautiful royal purple. It is a shame that the flowers are only out for a day before they have gone again!
The pattern that the lines of the petals make is exquisite.
The pumpkins are also flowering in their radiant yellow glory.
The new banana trees are growing. It will be great to try the different varieties that we have, if we manage to get any fruit off them. There is a long way to go yet!
I really need to do some weeding!
The sweetcorn that is in the veggie box is getting there, now that will be delicious when we can have home-grown sweetcorn.
The Salvia that I planted last September is looking very cottage-like and true to a cottage garden we are mixing the flowers in with the produce. Apparently my hubby said, it was the best place to plant the bananas right in with my flowers.
The geraniums that my neighbour gave me a few months ago are looking very pretty and genteel.
Just when I thought all my Jane McGrath roses had gone, more bloom-thank goodness, they are so pretty!
The Jane McGrath rose is such a hardy little plant, I get such great delight from her blooms.
Until next time.
This morning at about 9.30am, there was a knock at the door and to my delight there was a parcel waiting for me.
The parcel was from Next (http://au.nextdirect.com/), in case you don’t know, Next is one of the large high street stores in the UK. A few years ago they started delivering to Australia for free over $30. Well, it’s easy to spend over $30, I have to control myself sometimes! The parcel took 5 working days to arrive in good shape, now that is good service!
Last week I ordered a pair of pink snake effect high heeled shoes at $48 ( http://au.nextdirect.com/en/g9278s5#693448 ), to go with some cream trousers that I have already in my wardrobe from Next.
It’s always a bit of a gamble ordering shoes online but they didn’t disappoint!
As an English ex-pat one of the things that I miss from my homeland are my favourite shops, Next is one of those shops! When Next started to deliver to Australia, I was very happy. I haven’t been asked by Next to write this post, I am only doing so because I love the product and the shop! The only bias I have is that I used to work some years ago for Next designing prints for the Womenswear and Girlswear departments but if anything that makes me understand that the product that I order will be to a high standard. They have got a large team making sure every product is just right!
I am a very happy customer so thank you Next!!
Well until next time!