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Honeysuckle and roses, they just speak summer don’t they!


The hedgerows have been full of them this year, I think the recession has helped with our wild flowers, as the councils don’t seem to have the resources to keep the hedgerows trimmed and as a result all these beautiful flowers have been allowed to run riot!

Every cloud!


I love how honeysuckle and roses love to be together, growing beside each other and often around each other.


And the scent, two of the prettiest scents on the planet.


They’re not just in the hedgerows either, I have them both in my garden too.


They’re growing just below my bedroom window and the scent is amazing especially in the evenings.


Just like the hedgerows they’re growing side by side in my garden too.

Honeysuckle Collage

Is it any wonder then that I was inspired to create two new little summer girls. I think Honeysuckle will become one of my favourites, as I just love her cardie and skirt.

Rose Collage

I actually surprised myself that I hadn’t yet made a ‘Rose’, there has been a Lavender Rose, a Rosa and a Rosebud but never a Rose until now!


And here they are together in the garden as all honeysuckle and roses should be!

Happy Tuesday ! 🙂

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Jane's Journal July 30, 2013 - 11:48 am

Awww Vivienne what sweeties…..I love them both…the flowers and bears but rose with her blue and pink dress is just gorgeous and goes on my favourites list. It’s raining here today but boy is my garden pleased. Billy and are in my studio. .he has actually stayed in his little basket for the first time ever ♡. Take care Jane xx

Debbie Seton July 30, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Such cuties V :o) Our local woodland has been bursting with roses and honeysuckle this year – gorgeous

ali July 30, 2013 - 12:11 pm

you have been very productive…..Rose and Honeysuckle are very pretty gals….I can almost smell that honeysuckle from your photos, ali

Mia July 30, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Lovely, lovely post again, Vivienne! The flowers from your garden and those cute bunnies from you hook never stop amazing, they’re always beautiful, yet there’s something new every time… I can almost smell the flowers…ah…

Have a lovely day, and sunshine from us!


Simone July 30, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I love the new bunnies but honyesuckle is definitely my favourite! I just adore the earthy colours you have used and that beautiful cardi too! x

knitsofacto July 30, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Sweet bunny ladies named for sweet flowers. I wonder, will you ever run out of pretty names for your crocheted girls!

Sandy Ball July 30, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Love the rabbits that this woman does.  Check out her blog  –  scroll down and you’ll see a few.


Cindy Telford July 30, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Hi , Vivienne, does Rose have a home yet? Xx

Jill July 30, 2013 - 3:13 pm

They’ll probably be wanting a home together too. Such pretty little ladies :0)
I love the fabric on Honeysuckle’s dress.
Our next door neighbour’s honeysuckle is trespassing on our garden – not that I mind in the slightest. It’s wrapped itself all over my Laurel hedge, and it looks, and smells, divine.
Would you believe that we actually had two Woodpeckers in the garden yesterday? I couldn’t believe it. It was just after we’d experienced the most amazing storm. Not sure whether they were just searching for insects or whether they’d come to find a new nesting site – wouldn’t that have been fab?
Wishing you a lovely Tuesday.
Jill x

Anne D.T. July 30, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Hi Vivienne, These sweeties cheered up a grey Tuesday. Beautiful color combos for the cardigans and skirts. Honeysuckle, roses and lavender are my 3 fave flowers (scents)!! Our honeysuckle bloomed long ago.

Thanks as always for sharing your lovely garden and bunnies.

Anne and all

Sharon July 31, 2013 - 6:58 am

What beautiful new girls, they’re so summery!

Susan July 31, 2013 - 11:16 am

Good morning Vivienne!…Your hedgerows look so pretty! How lovely to have honeysuckle and roses growing below your bedroom window too. Your latest girls are gorgeous…love the pic of them together!
Hope you’re having a good week,
Susan x

Helen Philipps July 31, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Such sweet names for your two latest cute little bunnies….and I too love roses and honeysuckle growing together, I was just looking at some in my garden yesterday and thinking what a great combination! The hedgerows around here are thriving on neglect too…lots more wild flowers 🙂
Have a great week!
Helen x

Stephanie July 31, 2013 - 6:45 pm

I just LOVE the way they stand together side by side, Vivienne! They are SO adorable! Love, love, love how nature inspires you to make this world a little more beautiful still!

leon10 July 31, 2013 - 6:51 pm

love the honey suckle and lovely bunnys leon10

Patty August 1, 2013 - 9:27 am

Hi Vivienne, I never thought of the recession as helping our hedgerows but I think you might be on to something there. Now i think about it, the council here haven’t been trimming the roundabouts or verges as much as usual and there are some quite pretty wild things popping up. Apparently it’s a good year for wild poppies which is music to my ears and the fields are starting to look good with red patches just prior to harvesting.
Love the 2 bunnies, I haven’t seen any honeysuckle fabric before but it works very well and with that pretty colour cardie. xx

Gina August 3, 2013 - 4:04 pm

So pretty… flowers and bunnies!

Ginny August 3, 2013 - 5:50 pm

I just love your little rabbits. The fabrics you have used for their dresses are just lovely, particularly the honeysuckle.

barbara micheau August 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm

absolutely adorable!

hortensiadesigns August 5, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Such lovely photographs – of both the Roses and the Honeysuckles!

P xx

Julie August 5, 2013 - 9:12 pm

I do wish I lived closer to you Vivienne, I would love to come and visit your garden – I bet it smells as good as it looks x

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