Friday, 14 March 2014

Rosehill renovations and my very little asian garden

My son is down to work on the house that he and his wife are renovating, I do like this fireplace one side faces the loungeroom and the other the main bedroom but each is a separate fireplace but the share the same chimney.

The bathroom is all stripped back to bare wall.
This is one of the rooms he has done in the past but the light is all wrong to get a good picture.
The other side to the fireplace, all finished but for the skirting boards and trims around the fireplace and a bit of touching up with the painting.
This is the wallpaper it is very striking, I'm not sure what colour the skirting boards will be when finished.
Close up of the wallpaper.


Still more to do in this room.
They built the fence last time they were down it is very different.
And the pickets were done a while back,
They built the lynch gate too but it looks like it has lost a tile.



Lots of pictures of the fence because I like it so much.

The outside of the house needs work but I think that will be done last.


The mailbox was a one off too.
The garden is doing well even though no one is looking after it, gone a bit wild.
 This is my little Asian garden not Japanese because it has bits from every where.

 I never happened after Drumstick came because she liked eating the plants, but this is a little tiny one she will not be all that interested as it has very few plants well lets hope so.


 I bought some ferns over at the supermarket the other day, and they are doing well so far.





 This is the naughty girl who eats everything but she is a pretty hen.


 And some new things from my sons place[I can not spell what they are called].
 new vegies only been in a day or two.


Everything else is going well.
 Rainy day area for smoking for the beer fairy.



Well that about it, bye for now.

41 comments:

  1. Your son's house is going to be beautiful, it has "good bones".
    Your garden is looking as lovely as ever, love the swedish ivy, so bright and green.

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    1. The house is great but there is something about the area both his wife and I don't like we are not sure what it is but they have moved to QLD now so this house will be sold.
      Merle..................

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  2. Your son's house looks as if it will be amazing when they finish. A lot of work - but well worth it.
    And I do love your garden. Lots.

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    1. It would look really good when finished.
      Merle.........

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  3. The garden is wonderful. Our turn is coming! The house is a charming lot of work.

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    1. Spring will be there soon, I hope our winter is not as cold as yours was.
      Merle..........

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  4. I love to see house renovations. Your son's is coming along nicely. And love your Asian garden. It's so pretty and green there.

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    1. We have another renovation happening in our street I will keep you posted.
      Merle.........

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  5. The house is going to be a beautiful home when finished. I love the fireplace. I love your garden too. Is this your zen zone? The mushrooms I like. I'm sad, because I don't have a green thumb, but I love love flourishing plants and flowers. Your fur babies are beauties!
    Blessings,
    Carol

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    1. I'm not really a green thumb, I lose a lot of stuff but I get a lot of cuttings from neighbours if they grow in the area you usually get them going ok.
      Merle........

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  6. Your son is doing a lot of week on the house. I am sure it will be beautiful when it is all done. The wallpaper is neat and I love the door.. Your Asian garden is pretty. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. H e sure is busy on the house.
      Merle..............

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  7. Hari Om
    Oh dear, this made me a bit homesick for Sydney... The weatherboard houses have such charm and character. As does your wonderful and surprising garden Merle - drumstick is beautiful! Have a great weekend. YAM xx

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    1. Yesterday it was a hot as hell and poured rain in the afternoon but today is nice so far, they are cute little houses.
      Merle...................

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  8. SO different. Just a bit of this and that, very charming and cozy. I love your photographs. :)

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    1. Life is a lot slower these days always nice to wonder around and just take snaps.
      Merle....................

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  9. Your son's house looks great. It will be very stylish when it is finished. I like your Asian garden too.

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    1. It is going to look good and he has insulated all the walls so it feels pretty good too.
      Merle...........

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  10. I cannot tell you hw happy I was when I saw your photo among my followers, I have been trying to fin you, I lost you, I have misse your posts, so much, your place looks wonderful, for some reason it says for me to try an follow you later, its not working but I have you book marked I won't lose you again!!!!!

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    1. I knew you were taking a break for a while but the other day I saw your comment on someone else site so I rejoined but I'm not sure if that worked I've had people drop off lately that hasn't happened before.
      My daughter said that blogging is not used so much these days and they don't maintain the sites as well as they did once.
      Merle...........

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  11. Wowness...beautiful garden..so enchanting..very peaceful and gorgeous! Love the fence too..stunning! Thanks for sharing this adventure! Wonderful!
    Victoria

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    1. That is a good fence.
      Merle........

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  12. A sweet place your son is remodeling - I do love that red picket fence and the unusual wallpaper! All of your garden plants are houseplants for me, although I do put them out in the summer. Your Asian garden is looking good - I love the lantern. Drumstick is fat and sassy, and living the good life. Enjoyed the tours. :) Karen

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    1. I guess if we had snow here I would have a different garden.
      Merle..........

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  13. Hi Merle....Oh, your son and his wife are going to have a lovely home! The fireplace in two rooms is very unique! And your Asian garden is darling. Your herbs look fabulous.....is the very green one mint? Wow wow wow

    Thank you so much for all your visits, Merle. Love them. Susan

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    1. I like the old fireplaces but we only need to use them about two months of the year and chopping wood is hard work.
      Merle..........

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  14. Houses with Character will always be my favorite..that's a gorgeous one.

    Jen

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    1. They live in a brand new one in another state now but I like the old ones the best.
      Merle........

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  15. What a charming house with lots of character and potential...I love the sweet picket fence :) Hugs to you!

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    1. I like the picket fence too.
      Merle........

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  16. I see your son's house is coming along nicely. I like the idea of that fireplace. I have a crappy old heater upstairs in my house that is built in the wall and heats 2 rooms. Wish it were as nice as your son's fireplace.
    I like that picket fence..... Looks like out of an old song where they talk about cottages and picket fences. Your Asian garden is so charming. Does Drumstick think it's her personal garden? Lots of greenery already and pretty flowers in bloom.

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  17. The house had little gaps in the timber in the walls and it was always cold in winter but he replaced all the internal walls and insulated them now the open fires should work a lot better.
    Merle................

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  18. Your son's house is awesome! Love all of those cool architectural features and the yard is amazing! He is very talented! And I too have a thing for Asian gardens...yours is wonderful!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Nicole xo

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    1. My son only got a few more days then he has to go home but he got a lot done.
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  19. What a wonderful house and that picket fence is AWESOME! I love it. That yard is fantastic too. The guy is really an artist if you ask me- xo Diana GREAT gardens....

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  20. ...Hi Merle... I checked your post out the other night but didn;t have time to comment...
    I like the fence colour and design at the Rosehill house....the wallpsper has a lovely textured look to it. The house will be beautiful when finished.
    Your Asian garden is coming along well..... lovely..
    Hugs and Blessings ..
    Barb xx

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    1. His house is coming along nicely it will be pretty good when finished.
      Merle..............

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  21. I like your Asian garden, Merle.........and it looks like Drumstick likes it too hehe.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  22. Drumstick eats wondering dew and snails too and she does produce eggs so she's ok
    Merle.....

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  23. I have never heard of a lynch gate - I like the look.

    And, I love the look of that wallpaper.

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