I just love this Marrakesh candle lantern styled on a design used in Morocco for centuries
Apart from the interest they give to the garden they make a good indoor feature too
Fashioned from Antique copper, and glass which also comes in red and green, I think it makes an interesting addition to my garden.
It also has a hanging hook and can be hung from the branch of a tree
I certainly like it in my 'quirky' corner at the bottom of the garden but in Summer time when it is not lit I am sure it will make a good table centre on the large table under the tree or on the edge of a flower bed
I'm glad it looks good indoors too as being copper it cannot be left out in all weathers
Nestling on the edge of the pond next to the Livingstone daisies that seem to flower all Summer and Winter long
They can be seen here
Roses and Autumn leaves in November
Yes, it is quarter to midnight when I took these pictures, the clock gives me away
I just love the David Austin Strawberry Hill rose where I cannot help stopping whenever I pass to 'smell the roses' - the perfume is divine.
I like them so much that I have 5 bushes and 1 climber in the back and 1 bush in the front
My bushes have grown to 8 - 10 feet this Summer with a spread of 4 - 5 feet. A mixture of upright and arching stems.
When I first re-planted my rose beds I had no idea how large they would grow as for decades I have always had Hybrid Teas
I am not disappointed.
I am now eagerly awaiting delivery of a collection of 8 new bush roses for the bed we have made to replace the large central shrub area at the end of the month
For now while the weather permits I am bringing Strawberry Hill indoors to savour the perfume
To finish - last but not least, I celebrated my
75th birthday this week
and just wonder where those years have gone!
It was good to have my family over for Sunday lunch to celebrate with me
I'll be back to Brighton posting next time
and trying to make a dent in the hundreds of photos I have to post from throughout the year and even some from 2012!
Plus catching up with all my blogging buddies.