Friday, 22 July 2011

NooNoo's Wedding Bows

Played for an hour or more yesterday trying different ways to make these, eventually a folding and scrunching of each loop was the most successful, tied with wire and then pulled into peach perfection lol

A 25m roll of ribbon made the 'v' shape Ribbon mirror to mirror length and 6 loopy bows

The Bride has given her approval 

Definitely a Christmas present decoration in the making, just a little smaller may be

The Hollyhocks are still hiding a bit so l needed to get in an odd position to take the pictures.....I left it a bit late to add a stake for support and they have grown a bit twisted and bent but great to watch the flowers bloom up the stem one by one lol...definitely on the 'to grow again' list
Pretty double flowers..
The little grouping of pots from about a week ago has bloomed too...

Can some one tell me a bit about Roses please?
Last year we only had about 6 flowers in all, this year they just keep coming
l've fed them a few times and l keep dead heading them too..will that make them bloom more?
A fight with a rose bush when l was first married and my first garden, put me off Roses for a life time
All of these we inherited in the new garden, the bushes looked small so l thought l'd keep them, although l did prune very heavily thinking that's what l should do, plus a little bit of hatred for them l'm afraid lol...
But they seem to have come good and my love for Roses is blossoming slowly

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan 

Have a Fabulous Friday everyone
hugs to all x


  1. Is Noo noo getting married then? :-)
    A x

  2. hehehe yes didn't l mention it? lol

  3. I think dead-heading is the main thing - don't let them develop hips (a bit like us, really)...

  4. NooNoo will be the belle of the ball!! Your roses and hollyhocks are fab. I am useless with roses but they are so beautiful. Love the bit about hips from Pearly Queen!!

  5. Oooo, peachy and green colours, Noo Noo and ribbon lovely colour combo! Nxx

  6. Hi Suz
    Give your rises a nice feed of rose food
    Keep dead heading them. You will fall in love with them. I promise.