Just some little pretties

Two spotted orchids for my lovely friends, enjoy, especially if you’ve never seen one!.

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July flush

Well if I’ve seen wisteria flowering in July, I haven’t seen it purple! The house down the road from me has a lovely big plant that’s probably been there for many years. I’ve posted photos of it before, but not looking like this.

Yes, a second flush in a much richer purple!

Aljonushka, a favourite plant

Ten year ago when I left my last house, one of the plants that I dug up to take with me was quite an unusual clematis. It had taken me quite a while to find, but now it’s easily sourced.

It was created in the botanic gardens in the Crimea, hence it’s a tough little beauty. Every year I ignore it and back it comes to flower for several weeks each summer.

When I found this clematis, she was known as Ajonushka, now she seems to have several versions, Alyonushka, Alionushka and Aljenushka. Whatever you choose to call her, if you see her in your garden centre, she’s worth every penny!

The 3 Day Quote Challenge

Jo’s 3 day quote challenge was the first I came across and I thought oooh I want to do that one. So I begged her to pick me (in fact my bottom lip was out because she didn’t pick me first 🙂

Now I wouldn’t mind some help getting rid of these today,

but, the chances of that are zilch, so Instead I’ll remember the great Audrey Hepburn’s words.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others

What do I like about these words? Well it’s a reminder that I’m pretty resilient, and to be kind to those who are less so.

The rules of the challenge are simple,

Thank the person who chose you, cheers darling

Post a quote for three consecutive days

Say why you like your quotes

Invite three blogging friends to join in

I’m inviting Issy who’s full of wisdom and creativity herself

Amy whose photography talent I admire

and Margi an infrequent blogger, who I’d really like to see blog more often and a friend of nearly ten years

Join in if you have time and inclination 🙂 Margi don’t panic it isn’t a photo challenge!