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21 March 2012

There is a tree as old as me

blazer: primark | t-shirt, skirt and waist belt: h&m | ankle boots: ebay | bag: ebay

For some reason I made this photo teeny-tiny so it is not the best way to show you my new pastel pink Primark blazer, which I love, and my new Zara-inspired faux leather tote bag which I also love, but there we go.  This bag was brought to me by FATE as I originally bought a different bag from the same seller before seeing Gem tweet about a similar one to this and getting major bag envy.  Anyway, it turns out they'd sold out of the one I originally bought so I picked this one instead and it's perfect; just the right amount of room and it feels so sturdy and well made.  I wore this outfit to work last week and got lots of nice comments about my blazer, it makes me feel ready for Spring!

Talking of Spring, as it was the first day of Spring yesterday I thought I'd show you some snaps of all the growing going on in my house and garden.

Camelia in the garden

Digging in a raised bed

Rocket on the windowsill

Sweet pea growing

Sunflower growing

Please tell me I am not the only person under the age of 50 who gets excited about gardening? I'd love to know of some other bloggers who like growing things! We dug in a raised bed on Monday night and I've been germinating seeds like crazy ready for planting when the last frost has been and gone.  I know I mentioned it last year (and recently on Twitter) but I would absolutely love to have a blogger barbecue in the garden once we've redone it all - how brilliant would that be? Pimms in pitchers, cupcakes, burgers and bunting - now that's my kind of party!

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine today - and don't forget to enter my iPhone case giveaway in the previous post!

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  1. I'm 21 and I love gardening! Currently growing some catnip and have lots more seeds to sow but planning on building a raised bed first! Yours looks awesome :)

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    1. Thanks Chloe - it will be awesome once we do lots of work on it. Raised beds are so good, I wish I'd built one last year as our veggies would have done so much better!X

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  2. ah I love those primark blazers, I cant find them anywhere in London then went to the one in Poole the other day and they were fully stocked (maybe it says something about the style, or lack of, in poole!). I love gardening too, its so satisfying watching little bulbs grow !:)

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    1. They're lovely aren't they? I think I'm going to have to get one in another colour - at least I'll know where to go if Southampton have now run out, haha!X

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  3. How cute is that garden?! :) love it! And no you're not the only one! I love it too, I'm currently growing lavender (the smell is gorgeous!!)
    Btw I love that blazer on you! :)
    x x x

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    1. Thanks lovely, it needs a lot of work (the bit with the raised bed in looks nicer than the rest!) but it will be great once it's a bit more sorted. I love lavender, we have a little lavender plant in the garden that I'm hoping will flower again soon!X

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  4. I am totally there for the garden party. If you're lucky, I'll do a Charlie Dimmock and not wear a bra ;)

    Bit of Ground Force banter for you there!! Looking lovely by the way, sweet.

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    1. Haha, amazing! Do love a good gardening programme reference, and you are TOP of the invite list for garden party! And thankyou lovely :) xxx

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  5. Right, I am absolutely buying that blazer on my next trip into town! Blogger barbeque would be so amazing hahaha, can you imagine how many cocktail pitchers we'd get through?! And all of the food photo opps! xxx

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    1. It would look gorgeous on you; it's such a lovely material, almost like a chiffon (except it's actually a polyester mix I think!). They do it in coral and green too, might have to get it in another colour! Oh my gosh it would be pitcher after pitcher and lots of drunken dancing in the garden, would be amazing! I could set up a little outfit corner! :) xxx

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  6. That flower photo is stunning!<3
    I'm not into gardening but my mother is :)

    http://abbisblogaboutbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou! I love the camelia, it's lovely!X

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  7. You know Im right there with on through gardening front. can't wait yo see how it does. xo

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    1. Can't wait to see your garden too! Exciting times!X

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  8. That blazer is such a gorgeous colour, will definitely have to have a hunt for it next time I'm in Primark!
    I can't wait to have my own house with a garden so I can plant lots of lovely things. Not having a garden is one of the downsides of living in a flat in the middle of a city!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik

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    1. Thankyou! It is lovely isn't it? So bright and summery! I was always desperate to have a garden, I had a tiny balcony when I lived in Southampton city centre it was always full of pots and attempts at growing things!X

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  9. You probably already know I'm with you on the gardening! Nothing beats that moment in June when you eat your first successful produce. And a blogger barbeque sounds like such a brilliant idea! I haven't been brave enough to meet any bloggers yet (I'm a shy little pea) but it would be a really lovely setting. Pimms-induced tipsy dancing would be a must! xx

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  10. I pulled out my trusty old grey blazer a couple of days ago as it's getting a little warmer. I'd love to get some more colourful ones though, and I love the one you're wearing!

    Oh yes! Can't beat a bit of gardening! We built/assembled an arbour last year (from B&Q) and loved every minute of it. I've prepped all of my pots ready for planting later in the spring and cut back some of the trees. Lots to do, but I enjoy it! :D xx

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  11. Lovelovelove the blazer! x

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  12. Pretty outfit, I love the blazer- really makes the outfit super gorgeous xx

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  13. Erm my life is gardening haha. It is my biggest love after food and photography!! I have loved it since I was like 18 muhahaha I am so old! Kudos on the bag, good buy huh! I love mine! Glad you like it. Xxxx


    Blogger BBQ for the win!!

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  14. Oh you look gorgeous, I adore the blazer might have to get my mits on one of those! I'm not a gardener however I do have some sweetpea seeds I need to plant, I ADORE sweetpeas they are my favourite!!

    x

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  15. WOW! You look gorgeous Rosie!! Love the whole outfit and the blazer! I too love to garden, so you are not alone!! Blogger BBQ, it's already happening in my head!!! We could all bring certain things! I love rocket! xxx

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  16. What a lovely blazer! I'm crazy about colourful blazers as most of my dresses are black.

    Isabela
    fusels.blogspot x

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  17. I stopped reading after seeing the title. Cinematic orchestra? My FAVOURITE SONG EVER.
    ps you look amazing.xx

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  18. Can I come?! Love the outfit missy. You look lovely and spring-like. And I was pleased to see a Cinematic Orchestra reference. That's one of my favourite songs xx

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  19. That Primark blazer is gorgeous, I need to get me one!
    Your garden is looking lovely, we haven't touched ours yet this year and it looks quite dire x

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  20. ooooooooh going shopping on the weekend and will be looking for that jacket. Saw an orange one there last week, put it down and I'm regretting it now xx

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  21. Blogger BBQ = YES, YES, YES! (Too enthusiastic??) :P
    You look awesome, as usual (damn you!). Totally loving your outfit pics hun. <3 I wish I had a pretty garden, but we live in a crappy street and our garden has an open back onto a street and an electricity box thingie so you can't exactly sit out there and relax without evil kids throwing balls at you. :( xoxo

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  22. I love that pink blazer, I'll definitely be looking out for it in Primark!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  23. Your blazer is gorgeous, do they come in other colours?
    I'm a recent follower of your blog and I love that you write about topics that aren't always mainstream. I don't have a garden here at Uni, but I do have a pot rose that I'm determined to keep alive until I can plant it in the summer! :)
    Best wishes,
    R xx

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  24. you are absolutely not the only one loving gardening. a raised bed for veggies is my next project, iam going to cheat though and buy already blossomed plants at the store, i feel iam a bit behind. good luck, looks lovely!
    love your blog btw, i take a peek on a regular basis.
    *waves* from texas

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  25. eee, i'm loving that pink blazer, Rosie - putting one on my wishlist for when my 100 day shopping ban is over!

    and i'm trying to learn all i can about gardening in a short space of time right now, just took on an allotment near my flat, and i feel like i know nothing :/

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  26. Haha I intend to become a bit of a gardener once I get my own place! Nothing wrong with it :) I loooove your outfit so much, pink blazers are the bee's knees! Yes, the BEE'S KNEES. I'm bring that expression back!

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  27. I love growing things. I even have a greenhouse, how Grandma is that!? :D Nothing better than eating veggies and smelling sweet peas that you have grown yourself! xx

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  28. you look amazing! I have bag envy now :( xo

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  29. Not surprised you got lots of nice comments, looking gorgeous Rosie.

    And pretty please can I come to a blogger barbeque? I am the least green fingered person EVER, but I can cook....

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  30. i tried gardening before...but i am not good in this.

    REYAH'S PAGE

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  31. I absolutely love this post. I thought my rocket was bolting, but it looks just like yours so I feel all reassured now that it looks like its supposed to :)

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