So persevered ,as Tracie at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ is having a Garden Party and I so wanted to be there and guess what (drum roll please)I have done it .
Please pop over and have look ,I know I am supposed to post this link on my sidebar ,but so far how to do that escapes me ,what can I say ,I love Gardens and Houses but not really computers :)
I love cottage gardens but after 10 years of extreme drought many of my cottage plants have turned up their toes ,and as most gardeners know it is best to go with the flow ,so my garden is more of a Sub tropical cottage garden.
You will find ,as I post more pictures the odd Rose ,Camelia , Gardenias and even a Crab Apple tree but these are only ther because they where hardy enough to survive on no extra water in the hight of summer.
In this land of extremes we are having a very wet summer which comes with its own issues like soot and mould on the roses etc ,so for now it's best just to stick to what will live.