Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt..."

Hello,

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt,
and wish to pass on to others,
is to know the enduring
happiness that the love
of a garden gives."

Gertrude Jekyll 1843-1932.


Wise words indeed Gertrude, here are some snapshots of the garden at Kainga.










Now a wise word from me...


"When you have lots of pruning to do, buy some new loppers and secateurs. The bigger the better."


Happy Sunday, enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Happy days.
Bev C

23 comments:

shez said...

Bev what a beautiful garden and thankyou for the hint.xx

Cheryll said...

I would "die" for all that beautiful lavender.... :)

wackywoman said...

I couldn't agree more about how a garden makes you feel! And, yours is beautiful

Val Spiers said...

Gorgeous garden. Obviously a lot of work has gone into it.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful garden. Love the lavender. Hugs,

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your garden is beautiful and I love your saying.

marina said...

lovely trip around the garden. It shows the love that you put into it.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Bev...:O)

Karen said...

Your garden is looking lovely. There's a lot of work there!!!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Very lovely. Is that old fashioned looking rose a David austin? I loved Austin roses. Abraham Darby is my favorite.
Cheers
Linda

Nicky said...

Oh my goodness Bev, your garden is magnificent, it is lovely to see spring is here..... Happy gardening days to you(enjoy your new toy!)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

There are some lovely garden sayings around Bev....you have a lovely garden...And good advice too...big is good!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
You have a whole lot of gardening there, but so pretty your lavender bushes are. I bet the fragrance is amazing. A belated Happy Birthday to Ian also.
Happy gardening.

Colleen said...

Loveeee your garden pics!! My garden is going to 'sleep' soon in the fall time here. It was not a good year for us, as we had drought and high temps.

Fiona said...

your garden looks lovely... do you have sore arms today? Looks like you live in a beautiful spot... got a glimpse of your view... how lovely...
Hugz

Terriaw said...

Beautiful gardens! And what a perfectly fitting quote. I love that idea for my own gardens.

Melody said...

Such a beautiful garden. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pauline said...

Your garden looks delightful, Bev. And, of course, your wisdom is bang on.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How beautiful and how wonderful that you could be able to go there and take photos. I had just discovered Gertrude a few months ago and fell in love with her!

Jess said...

Beautiful, beautiful garden! Great Job you have done. Is a lovely place to enjoy.
Saludos! Have a great week!

Mylene said...

Such a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Michelle Ridgway said...

So wonderful to see your beautiful garden. Thank you.

Simone de Klerk said...

It must always be an adventure, to walk through your beautiful garden. I love gardens like this.
Thank you for the tour and the lovely saying in the beginning (and end ;o).