Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Indian Summer in Autumn & thrifty find & peak at house repairs

I think someone would have made this lovely little wall planter
Maybe at a pottery class
I think it is so nice.
I put a little bottle inside filled with water and a rose.
I think it could be used for planting something nice too.
It cost me $3 at Vinnies

We moved the Chinese Lantern tree from here as it suddenly 
started to die off.
We have given it a good prune and moved it to a more sheltered spot
We replaced it with another Hibiscus.
which is very different from our other 5
I think it's going to look amazing,withe the 2 new Salvias
behind the birdbath

Can you believe it's Autumn here in South Australia
and the temps are up in the high 20's and today 31 degrees
An Indian Summer means a very cold Winter ahead.

The Spring bulbs are coming up already. The garden
doesn't know what time of year it is. They think it's Spring.

like the Hibiscus and holly hocks still blooming

This Hibiscus starts off cream,then turns to apricot,then pink
It's very pretty

This one looks quite tropical
It was given to us by my cousin who was visiting from England
a few years ago. She has since passed from this life,so I call it Thelma's 
Hibiscus,as it reminds me of her,my dear cus. Happy and colourful

This one blooms profusely most of the year and is getting quite big.

Bali Sunset
a reminder of exotic holidays

This one is a very good flowerer too,covered in blooms most of the year

I love the pink Hollyhocks

We had a salt damp treatment on our house last year
After drying out we are now about to get the replastering done
It's a messy business inside and out.
The skirting boards had to come off. Hubby spent all day
getting just 2 walls of them removed
They were the original one's and our home is over 100yrs old
The nails were nearly a foot long.
I would like to have kept the nails,but they got all bent.
Hubby sanded down all the skirtings and is going to paint them
before putting them back
The plasterers will be here tomorrow and we have to wait
6 weeks before painting.
Lucky we are going on holidays for 2 of those weeks

The kitchen/dining room is a bit of a mess.
I don't mind living with it for a while, just to get it all finished
before we get too old to be bothered,or capable.

I hope you all are having a lovely pleasure filled week

I will be visiting my lovely friends at their linky parties
Links on my side bar.

xx jeanetteann


Kirsty Girl said...

Love the close ups of your flowers! Stunning!

Linda Bouffard said...

Hollyhocks are my FAVORITE! Must get some for this year! Thanks for reminding me. Best wishes, Linda

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Gorgeous photos!


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love hollyhocks. Sorry to hear about the dampness problem. It sounds like all will be put to right soon. Have a good vacation!

Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your hibiscus is very exotic looking. We have those here in Florida and they do well. It's nice to have flowers just about year round here. Enjoy your week my friend!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Your flower photos are lovely.... I love the Hollyhocks.
I hope Winter isn't too cold.. I wish it would stay Autumn all year round.
My garden is mixed up about the season, too.
Barb xx

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Thelma's hibiscus, Bali Sunset and the hollyhocks are my favorites. How fun to see so many pretty hibiscus in one place! I'm sorry to hear about the mess at your house. I suppose in time it'll all be worth it but it sure is a pain to have to tackle such big, messy projects. Enjoyed your post!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The shell planter is so sweet! The blooms are just gorgeous. So many fabulous projects going on. You are amazing!