Thursday, 5 November 2020

GPE #3 : Pam Demic Gets A Prick (or several...)

Welcome to the third garden of the

10th Anniversary  I N F O M A N I A C  Garden Photos Event 

 Maddie, the Mistress Borghese - and her alter ego, Pam Demic - have stepped up with a wonderful floral display for this, the third of 2020's Garden Photo Event installments.  I'll just hand you over to her now... 

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First off, for the tour and in a time of COVID-19 I didn't know if I should come veiled and gloved.  I don't go anywhere these days without my veil.

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Since I have but a little pied-à-terre, with no outside garden, I sent some beauties from my aunt's garden, with her glorious roses. I'm not sure the variety, but I do know when helping her prune, I have gotten pricked numerous times, and I'm not one to complain over a small prick, but these are wickedly prickly.... but, oh so bushy, fragrant and full. Here in October, they are still going strong with tons of bloom.




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I have also enclosed some tasteful terrifying triffidery. These are close ups of some lovely anemones I recently received. I was going to send you a close up picture of my personal triffid... even manscaped, but my social director said that is not what you meant by a close up shot of a triffid standing at attention.




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 Thank you, Maddie - and to your Aunt - for those beautiful roses!  I bet they smell divine.  Your wickedly gorgeous anemone isn't bad either!

 For those who are interested, Maddie's Audrey II-esque anemone can be seen here about to attack a nuthatch on her windowsill.

 Oh, and here's Mistress Maddie's gardener:

 It's a wonder that she gets anything done!

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 Next on the agenda are the exotic specimens of Dinahmow, so be sure to pop back in a couple of days or so!

42 comments:

  1. Darling, I love that look. You must stay our the sun. It will ruin our complexions!

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    1. Let's have a Balitmere Hat Party with Tea!

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  2. Good heavens - so many gorgeous roses in October?! It must be a very mild climate in your Aunt's neighbourhood... Love the photos! Jx

    PS Could I borrow the gardener for a little while? I have something that needs a dibber.

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    1. I am actually not far from the Mistress. We are currently warming back up again in the high 70's and sun for a week. Next thing you know he'll be running around the garden nude again.

      But I hope not in front of his aunt.

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    2. We're very chilly here in London, which is to be expected in November. Because we have the Gulf Stream keeping us at a normally mild and wet climate, it is easy to forget that London Is actually on the same parallel as Calgary in Canada, Kazakhstan and Inner Mongolia, whereas Philly is at the same latitude as Ankara in Turkey, Palma in Majorca and Beijing. Jx

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    3. In fairness, I may have took these in later September...but the blooms keep coming.

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  3. So much to covet! Starting with that blooming great hat! And if I had that hat I'd take it off to your aunt and her roses.

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    1. Come out of the sun....and sit under with me Dina...I have some gossip......

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  4. Oh how glorious!!!!!! I can almost smell them!!! Our roses, dahlia and zinnias here seem to just keep going this season. We have tons of blooms still on ours, but Maddie's aunt must really give those some TLC. And the hat is just fabulous!!!!

    And with that gardener, the only thing getting done I think is the Mistress.

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    1. And he has the greatest technique for spreading his seed.

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    2. Perhaps I could borrow him in the spring...?

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    1. The queue forms behind me!

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    2. I could happily live in that hat.
      Sx

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    3. I want the hat, too. Custody battle?

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    4. I can see Im going to have to rewrite my last will and testament.

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    5. Or, as it is known in the trade, "last willy and testicle". Jx

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  6. So nice to see a lady wear a huge wide brim still. I was just thinking the other day "Does anyone, still wear a hat?" To this and the flowers show, Ill drink to that!

    Those roses are spectacular. I wouldn't picture the Mistress's rose bud any other way.

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    1. "Another long exhausting day
      Another thousand dollars
      A matinee, a Pinter play
      Perhaps a piece of Mahler's
      I'll drink to that
      And one for Mahler"

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    2. "Those roses are spectacular. I wouldn't picture the Mistress's rose bud any other way." - Showy, but delicate and fragrant...?

      Welcome, Midnight Magpie!

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  7. *swooning* Those roses are delish! xoxo

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    1. I've never ate any yet, I don't know.

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    2. Well, rose petals are edible. They look lovely crystallised annd used to decorate pretty cakes.

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  8. ive never known the mistress to fear a small or large prick. im loving the close ups.

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    1. It's the thickest of pricks that worry me....

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    2. Well, I suppose so many all at once can be a bit eye-watering...

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  9. Loving the roses! They are almost a match for my glorious pink bush.
    Sx

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    1. The War of the Roses!

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    2. My bush is luminous :-)
      Sx

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    3. I've heard of Ms Scarlet's luminous bush. I thought it was featured once in House Beautiful , no?

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    4. House Beautiful, Homes & Gardens, Vogue, Gay Times, The National Enquirer... Ms Scarlet's Big Pink Bush is quite the star!

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  10. Thank you for the comments! My aunt will be tickled. She informed me last week the blooms just don't seem to be slowing down. I know the one here at the entrance are tea roses...and they have tons of blooms still. It's lovely.

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    1. Thank heavens you've arrived and responded to the masses about your beautiful rose(bud)s. I was beginning to fear having to do it myself - I've started drinking in preparation (on my second gin already...)

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    2. Hell, I've had non stop gin in a IV bag on stand since Tuesday dear.....

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    3. I'm not surprised! It looks as though you won't be stopping anytime soon as you'll be celebrating.... (I hope!)

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  11. Your aunt has exquisite taste, what lovely pink heads. The roses I bought and planted last week I now want to pull up and replace them all with pink double blooms, but I'll resist.

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    1. Just add more. Quantity AND quality, Mitzi!

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  12. Lovely!!!! Im relived to see those stems...im stead of his outer stem for a change. And someone gave me those white flowers once. I had no idea they were called Anemones. I love those. Thanks to the host Mr.DeVice.

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    1. Pearly Gates! How lovely to see you here. It is nice to see some of Maddie's other stems - although, I'm sure things will be back to normal shortly!
      Thank you for stopping by.

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