Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mysteries revealed

There have been a couple of mysteries this week here at Love Made My Home...

First of all we had the mystery of the plants that I wrote about on Wednesday.  I can reveal that the mystery plants are these.


Some sort of multi headed daffodil or narcissus I am assuming, but I have no idea of the variety.  They are gorgeous though aren't they.  The flowers are tiny, less than an inch each across and don't really have any scent.  The leaves are so long, about 18 inches each and still sort of rounded.



I plant bulbs in pots to try and keep them away from Mr Squirrel, he digs less in the pots than he does in the flower beds.  That means though that I have to empty out the pots each spring for other things - once the bulbs are finished of course!  I don't replant the bulbs in the borders as Mr S will just dig them up again and spread them all over the place and make a right mess. 



These will stay though as I don't suppose that Mr S will come round digging in this pot, that means that although I don't know the variety of these I will have them to look forward to again in future years - yay!!



Must get better at noting what I have planted though....

The second mystery was where we had been away.  This picture was the clue.  I knew that if you knew, you would know because it is the sort of place that you know - if you know.  Does that make any sense???  Probably best not to answer.


Anyhow, the answer is that the picture was taken at Lyme Regis in Dorset.  We didn't actually stay here, but visited - more than once!  All along the seafront there are gorgeous old houses and these are just two of them.  Aren't they gorgeous.

We went to lots of other places too and travelled around a bit so I have a lot to share.  Rather than overload you all at once with everywhere though I will spread things out over the coming weeks.  Plus I realised that I still have pictures from our holiday last September to share - once I have sorted them out too!!

Photograph sorting needs to come higher up my list of jobs to do it seems.  Turns out I took a few over 1300 pictures!!  In the meantime here are just a few shots of some of the places that we will be visiting together.


Lanhydrock


St Ives - Cornwall


The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden


St Michael's Mount


The gardens at St Michael's Mount


Castle Drogo - undergoing massive renovation and repair


Abbotsbury Subtropical Garden

I hope that you have all had a great weekend and will have a great week ahead too!

Amy

56 comments:

  1. I love Lyme Regis - thought of the novel The French Lieutenant's Woman when I visited. I hope you enjoyed your holiday and thanks for popping over to my blog to comment on mine,

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  2. Such a lovely daffodil. I can imagine why you like it so much. It's really sweet. You visited some beautiful places in Cornwall. It brought back happy memories of the first holiday with my late husband.

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

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  3. As a Dorset girl born and bred I really should have known it was Lyme Regis! Tsk! X

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  4. Sigh. Such lovely places. That's my idea of a holiday. I so nearly said Lyme when I saw that photo! xx

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  5. they look kind of ilke tete a tete daffs :) and what beautiful views! :) xx

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  6. What a wonderful place to visit, looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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  7. looking forward to seeing your photos :)

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  8. Glad it looks like you had a good time!
    Taking and dealing with all my photos is a real drag sometimes. If I've been away I have to handle them within 2 weeks or I get dragged away to other more exciting (or necessary) things to do!

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  9. It looks like a fantastic trip so full of beauty and history.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. The daffodils are so dainty and your pictures are lovely.

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  11. I think your daffodils are probably called Minnow from your description - one of my favourites. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your travels.

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  12. Beautiful sunny photos - the sun has been sadly lacking around here this weekend! I look forward to seeing the rest of your holiday photos. I thought my photos were all sorted but Apple have "updated" the program I use. :( I have decided I'm getting old and don't like change! x

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  13. Well, that turned out to be a pretty little flowering plant, didn't it? It's fun seeing all your pictures of your travels. The country is so different than ours with such interesting buildings and such. Look forward to seeing more pictures. That picture of the beach is gorgeous. Such blue, blue water. I just noticed the picture of your veggie pasta bake in your sidebar. Read the entry and recipe, and it sounds yummy! I'll have to make that one.

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  14. Aha! Knew I'd seen that house!
    Are the daffodils,jonquils?
    Anyway,my bag is packed ready to visit all these places.
    Jane x

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  15. I shall forward to all these days out!

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  16. The blooms are beautiful whatever they are, well worth waiting for. Your photos of your recent trip look wonderful, I shall look forward to hearing more about each place you visited.

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  17. We stayed at Marazion a while back, near St Michael's Mount. It's lovely there isn't it. I loved the library, with a window looking out to see, thick stone walls and a fireplace. I tried to imagine being in there in a storm in the depths of winter. It must be amazing. CJ xx

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  18. You were so lucky with the weather, and you've been all over the place! I've never really been to that part of the world much, and certainly never to Lyme Regis. It's great, this blogging mularkey, isn't it - you get to see all sorts of places that you might choose to go to for your holidays! xx

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  19. So beautiful pics and views Amy! Cornwall must be an enchanting land, never been there, I would like to.
    Happy new week,
    Olympia

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  20. I've never been to Dorset but love the pictures so far and am looking forward to seeing lots more. Cant believe you've taken 1300....lol! I can imagine why though. Hope you have a lovely week.

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  21. Those baby narcissi (or whatever they are) are so tiny and delicate. Isn't nature amazing :)
    Jillxo

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  22. Oh I can't wait for the Cornwall pictures! It's my favourite place. Ahhh it's Lyme Regis, those houses are lovely. Hope you had a fab time xxx

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  23. Looks like you picked a great place for a vacation. Beautiful pictures.

    I love those little daffs. They sure make a happy pot of flowers.

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  24. Hi Amy! Beautiful daffodils and I love your other sunshine snaps! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. i enjoy the views. looks like a fun time. thanks for sharing with me. i had a real ball. ( :

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  26. Cornwall is on my list of places to visit one day. Beautiful photos. I can't imagine the work involved in restoring a castle!

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  27. Such beautiful photos, you certainly visited some gorgeous places. Hope you're having a great week :)

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  28. Those are pretty daffodils!
    I'm going to enjoy coming along on your travels. Your pictures are so pretty!

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  29. The mystery plant is too pretty!! I love the shape of it!! And yay on all of the travel visits!! I really enjoy seeing new places as I believe that one day I will travel much much more!!! Wishing you a blessed week Amy!! Nicole xo

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  30. Oh what a delightful little daffodil!
    The photos from your travels are gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of them.
    So much beauty you have there in the UK! :)
    Have a great week ahead!

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  31. Can't wait to hear about all these lovely places. Glad you had a good time in the sun. x

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  32. You certainly got about a bit! Did you go on a coach tour? Like you I take lots of photos on my travels and then need to organise them before sharing on my blog. The narcissus is a pretty one even if you don't know the name it still brings joy to the gardener. Some more of our bulbs are beginning to flower. It's lovely to have the good weather and extended flowering of Spring bulbs.

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  33. Oh, your photos are wonderful. I look forward to reading more about your visit. Have a lovely day.

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  34. Love the yellow flower. I have a similar type blooming right now. Looks like they are in the same family anyways.
    We have lil squirrels too, I know what you mean lol.
    -Lisa

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  35. It looks like a lovely place to visit Amy, I'm looking forward to reading about your trip. Glad you found out what your bulbs were x

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  36. Good morning! I didn't comment on the mystery photo last time, but I think you said you thought you'd planted Tete a Tete, and I'm pretty darn sure that's what they are. Someone mentioned Minnow, and they're very similar, but if you planted TaT that's what they'll be. They're definitely multi-headed, hence the name. I love your photos, especially the Cornish ones; Cornwall is very dear to our family's heart. We've visited all the places you show and I look forward to seeing your pics and visiting again at second hand! Jen

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  37. Now, you really have whetted my appetite Amy. Can't wait for your posts about these fascinating highlights. The pink house is adorable, and I've always wanted to go to St Ives. The mini daffodils are really sweet and pretty, radiating happiness! xx

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  38. I've never seen that variety of daffodil, but I do like the way it's growing, quite pretty! Looks like you did have some fun being out and about. I had no idea where you were so your secret is completely safe with me :)

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  39. Looks like you had a great holiday. I'm looking forward to more pictures. We have several varieties of daffodils/narcissi with multiple flowers. One of them is white and has a really strong, beautiful scent.

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  40. Amy - what lovely photo's and you were so fortunate with the weather.

    Those daffodils are such a vibrant yellow.

    Have a good week.

    All the best Jan

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  41. I love your mysteries, Amy. I'm guessing you live in Midsomer.
    Amalia
    xo

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  42. Such beautiful photo's Amy. Have a great week, Kate xx

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  43. Yay for flower mysteries solved! And they're so beautiful!!

    Wow - some seriously lovely travels you adventured to recently!! Love that you take so many photos (a gal after my own heart - Lol). I love seeing these new-to-me gorgeous places and all of your great photos. Thank for taking me on your travels too! Can't wait to see more. xoxo

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  44. What lovely photos Amy and details of your trips-I was delighted to see one of my favourite places, Lanhydrock! We live about 5 miles from there and often visit. Also love St Ives, though it is a drive of about an hour from here. Lyme Regis is another favourite , always reminds me of the French Lieutenant's Woman!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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  45. Those flowers are very pretty Amy I would never have guessed, I was at least in the right direction with the houses haha, beautiful pictures you have been to some lovely places of late, I'm looking forward to seeing more. :) xx

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  46. Hi Amy. It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation to the coast and I'll look forward to seeing photos and hearing about it. Now isn't that a pretty daffodil in your pot! I've not seen one like it before. Have a lovely week.

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  47. Oooh - lucky you - you obviously had great weather for it. I love Lanhydrock with its huge kitchen complex and lovely lawns. And the light in St. Ives looks just perfect. Judy. X

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  48. I love your teeny daffodils! They are so sweet, and what a nice greeting to anyone coming to your door :) Your holiday sounds so exciting, and you seem to have visited so many places! Looking forward to seeing all of your 1300 shots (well, maybe you can skip one or two!!). Happy Monday to you Amy!
    Wendy

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  49. Gosh, it does look like you've had a good time!

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  50. Just on catchup Amy and am wondering if the tiny daffs are Tete a Tete? They are gorgeous aren't they? I absolutely loved Lanhyrock when we went in 2011 and would go again any day, especially for the gardens. I've never been to St. Michaels Mount but would love to some day. As the weekend is over, hope you have a great week. Take care.

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  51. Haven't been to Dorset since the 1970's! Look forward to seeing your photographs in coming posts X

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  52. What a lovely teeny daffodil it turned out to be! Look forward to reading about your travels, Amy xx

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  53. I knew it!
    Hahaha!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  54. I love those little daffodils they are so sweet. You have also been to one of my favourite counties and to my most favourite place St. Michaels Mount. I used to imagine I lived there when I was a little girl all full of myth and magic.

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  55. Oh you have been near my neck of the woods and down to Cornwall too! It looks as if you had great weather too! Sarah x

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  56. Love your mystery flower. St Michael's Mount is on my visit list should I ever get to the UK again.

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