Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bona Sparkles

With the gardens posts up to date, it's time for a jolly

Or as I would like to think my Christmas list

The Oppenheimer Blue Diamond and the  palm of Harry Winston's hand

I don't expect much three or for of the following would do me nicely

 Vladimir Tiara

 Harry Winston - Hall Sapphire Necklace

 Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family - Sotheby's


Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family 2

 Barbara Hutton jade necklace by Cartier

 Beetle Necklace, Rene Lalique,

 Emerald Tiara - ?

 Emerald and Diamond Necklace - ?

 Duchess of Devonshire emerald tiara

 broach  Al Thani Collection

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 Delhi Durbar Tiara

 Aquamarine and diamond aigrette tiara by Cartier, 1912


 Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna of Russia’s Tiara

Luxembourg Empire Tiara

 Queen Elizabeth’s aquamarine, diamond, and platinum necklace.


 Sapphire and diamond tiara - ?

 The diamond fringe tiara


The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara from Sweden

The Cora Sun-Drop Diamond the largest yellow pear-shaped diamond at 110.3 carats

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The Cambridge Lovers’ Knot Tiara

 Queen Mary’s “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland”-Tiara

Queen Mary’s diamond tiara

The Regent Diamond, 141-carat.

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Not sure about some of the ones above but I think we all know this one 
I want it.

Don't  believe what they say

You can take it with you when you go !

 All images ( except # 6 & 8 from Dolores Delargo ) are via Tumblr with what ever info came with them

If you know any of the missing details please let me know and I will update them


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Delargo Gardens - October

Here we are again me dears, up to date and almost on time with the October issue..
What an interesting month it was, with record breaking, both high and low temperatures.
Every thing has done well though and we have plenty of colour to see us into Autumn.

We thought that there was an evil Ash tree blocking our sun all Summer but no, it turned out to be an American Black Walnut tree depriving us of our sunshine.

The plants seem happy enough though.

Our dahlia has been amazing this year

It is still flowering well - right to the end of the month.

The Salvias and Spanish Flag are still going strong too.

both pillars of Black eyed Susan are a mass of flowers

They are now either end of the bench so we can enjoy them better

The three expensive but rather scrappy Coreopsis bought from Sainsbury's have not done much but a least have a few flowers now.

They go very well with the late flush from Salvia patens.

Our Perovskia atriplicifolia “Blue Spire” -

all the Verbena x hybrida -

and Dianthus “Super Trouper Sissy” all are having a second flush too

As are the Verbena bonariensis -

Mimulus -

and Pelargonium grandiflorum “Deli”

The early Salvias and the late ones are overlapping nicely; this is the fab sky blue of Salvia uliginosa.

An unexpected surprise was this random self sown 
Cleome “Colour Fountain” - a must for next year methinks.

We are very pleased with that happy chance.

We planted several Coboea scandens this year even along the washing line. they are all looking fab.

I did say last time that I was not going to include the Fuchsias as I intended to give them a post of thir own. They are however just too lovely to ignore:


Hazel Elizabeth

the biggest of all fuchsia flowers, Bella Rosella

Viva Ireland

Deep Purple

and finally Caroline.

Summer has gone and Winter is coming !

Here are the first new arrivals to brighten up the cold dark months ahead - Pansies.

Then there is this little beauty getting itself ready to do its thing in the Spring -
Scilla peruviana, the Portuguese squill.

 After being dug up for the move it didn't flower this year. We are looking forward to seeing it next.

there tiz then me lovelies
So till next time