Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A new day, a 'New Dawn' ~~~~~


Just a quickie post to celebrate the opening of the New Dawn climbers - they are so pretty 
and really light up the back fence.


The three old birdhouses look somewhat dilapidated now but I haven't the heart to take 
them down and throw them out ~ there's a nest in the yellow one, a tiny bird who isn't fussy
about needing a new roof or paint job, probably a wren or chickadee, haven't been able to catch 
a glimpse of who visits yet.

  My neighbor behind the fence has a Southern magnolia tree ~ it was tiny and quite tidy 
for several years after he planted it but has now grown into a monster. The leaves drop over 
the fence onto our garden causing quite a mess. As they say, "a garden is a job forever", so true.




14 comments:

  1. New Dawn is one of my favourite roses and she goes on and on.
    We have a fence like yours on our boundaries that I'm trying to cover.
    I saw this rose teamed with the most beautiful blue clematis on another blog just recently, which looked stunning.
    I will send you the link if you like.
    Your bird houses add such charm - and it seems they're booked out from season to season!!!
    I'm ordering Belinda this weekend after seeing yours!
    love
    Shane

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  2. That is a beautiful rose and a terrific way to spruce up the fence. Sweet little birdhouses look all the more charming for being a bit shabby. I love that look!

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  3. New Dawn is one of my favourites after Compassion, lovely flowers and great scent.

    Anne.

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  4. I love your colourful bird houses. They are obviously a comfortable site for your birds with their nesting (they are clearly not bothered about the cat motif). Our fences are covered in roses and ivy at the moment, I am scared to trim them in case the fence comes down with them. Your roses are beautiful and I bet the scent is amazing. Have a wonderful week my friend. x

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  5. Your roses are beautiful! Though I love the look of magnolias, they are a very messy tree.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. Yes the birdhouses could probably use a reno but they look charming just the same.
    I have absolutely no luck with roses. They need so much attention.
    Your fence looks lovely!!

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  7. What a stunninig rose, I think I smell thier wonderful scent from here! I love your charming looking fence, just too cute!

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  8. Hi Mary - I love those little bird-houses. Isn't it funny that the bird picks the one with the cat painted on it. Silly bird. Hope you do get a glimpse of the babes. Beautiful rose. Deb

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  9. The birdhouses are cute and the roses are gorgeous. Such a soft delicate pink. xo Pam

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  10. New Dawn is gorgeous, how I love pale pink roses.
    I like the birdhouses too. I would keep them a little longer.

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  11. New Dawn is a lovely rose. It's a bit early here for roses but the buds are there so I'm looking forward to seeing and smelling them soon.

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  12. New Dawn is on my wish list - just after "get new fence." Your pictures are beautiful, think I'll go weed the garden.

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  13. Dear Mary, Please do not remove your birdhouses or refurbish them. They are wonderful and charming just as they are. Your aged rod iron trellis is a beautiful combination with your New Dawn Rose. ox, Gina

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  14. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I love the birdhouses. They add a touch of whimsy and color to your fence. I hope you don't take them down.
    As always, I love 'strolling' through your garden through your photos.
    Have a beautiful day, Mary!
    Suzanne

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