Thursday, 28 May 2015

Walking to work

Last year I posted here about my walk into work.  Yesterday I decided to repeat the experience as I had in my mind that last years post was from the last week of May - turns out it was from the first week of June, but close enough!  It was also lunchtime when I went out not first thing, so it was rather busier.

I hope that you will enjoy all that Lady Iliffe's garden had to offer yesterday in the bright sunshine.



The wonderful copper beech tree.  It is magnificent isn't it.  You can tell how big it is if you can just spot the people at the very bottom of the picture!


These standard wisterias are stunning aren't they


Here in the courtyard is the furniture which we had in the house for our Easter display.  Those of you who said you fancied a picnic - well, here is your chance!!

 


The peonies are stunning again this year.


This is one of the gardeners, he was trimming the edge of the lawn, you can see the shears in his hands.






There are many beautiful roses as well as the peonies.




Once again the irises are stunning.  I love this dark shade of royal purple.

















This hosta is enormous.  The leaves are far bigger than even the largest hand and it is amazingly free of slug holes too!

 
So that was my lunchtime stroll.  Not a bad way to spend 20 minutes or so!  Hope you enjoyed coming along.
 
Amy

36 comments:

  1. A beautiful walk . My step mum has one of the large hostas - and seems more resilient than the normal ones. i was quite smug the other day that my hosts were looking good - but the snails have found them now. x

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  2. You are very lucky to work in such a beautiful place. The flower pictures are wonderful.

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  3. what a great way of spending a lunchtime, lovely plant and photos :-)

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  4. I certainly did enjoy the stroll, a beautiful garden. One of these days I will visit Basildon Park. The Iris are particularly stunning.

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  5. Gorgeous! So much beauty everywhere!

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  6. Beautiful roses and irises, and the wisteria is fantastic. I love to see all the different ways it can be grown. The hosta is brilliant, I wished mine looked like that, they are in ribbons from the snails. CJ xx

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  7. Basildon Park at it's best! What a lovely place to work. x

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  8. Now fortunate you are to work in a place with such stunning gardens to enjoy Amy x

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  9. Thank you for taking us with you on your stroll. A very pleasant way to spend your lunch time.

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  10. It's beautiful, Amy. I bet walking that way to work is so inspiring! :o)

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  11. How wonderful to be surrounded by such beauty all day. Much nicer than my hot walks at school where we just weave around the different floors and divisions. No green stuff at all. Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. Beautiful, that copper beech is magnificent and I love the wisteria too.

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  13. I remember this post from last year- doesn't time fly? So many wonderful flowers, but especially the peonies, which are one of my most favourite flowers xx

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  14. Amy, beautiful flowers and that tree is huge! I don't think I've seen one. My favorites are the peonies and the wisteria.

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  15. What a beautiful place to walk! It must be nice to see how it changes from season to season.

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  16. I can't believe it's a year ago already, what a beautiful garden the wisteria is amazing, What a lovely start to your working day. :) xx

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  17. I wish my lunch time walk could be so beautiful.

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  18. What a lovely walk ...... the gardens are stunning! I love the wisteria - ours (which was already in the garden when we moved here) just wouldn't grow, so it has gone off to my friend Maureen's garden, in the hope that it will grow better there.

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  19. Beautiful, how lucky you are - I too wish my lunch time stroll was so pleasant - I have to walk through clouds of cigarette smoke just to get out the building.
    Caz xx

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  20. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk about, so pretty and colorful! How lucky you are :)

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  21. Wow -- those gardens are so beautiful! And has it been a year already? It seems like that post was just a few months ago!!!

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  22. Such gorgeous goodies from nature! The peonies are amazing!! I'd never make it into work as I'd want to keep strolling!! ;)
    xoxo

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  23. Those wisteria are STUNNING!!!

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  24. Sumptuous peonies, roses and irises. Lovely. How wonderful to work in such an inspiring place. Hope your week is going well. Sam x

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  25. I'm back on line and just catching up. Still have to read some of your older posts. That garden is stunning and do miss my wisteria from the old place here in WG, but may think about a standard one, as I don't have a pergola to grow one on and will be thinking about this garden during winter and doing some replanting, though it is quite nice anyway. I loved coming on the stroll round the garden, so thanks. Take care.

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  26. Pretty! I bet the work is never ending, but fun!
    Thanks for showing us around the manor!

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  27. I'm first of all surprised that a year has passed since you last posted on your walk to work! I remember this copper beech tree then, and am again amazed with its beauty and its size! You have such a wonderful walk up to work Amy. Beautiful blooms! I like how the gardener seems to be distracted by something off in the distance ... maybe a bird? or more trimmings he has his eye on. Thanks for sharing this walk again ... I'm quite jealous ;)
    Wendy

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  28. Amy, I would not have imagined that just looking at garden photos could give me that wonderful relaxed feeling one gets from a stroll in a garden, but your pictures drew me right into the garden!

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  29. What a beautiful place! I would enjoy that walk too.

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  30. I can't believe that post was a year ago! It is looking magnificent, that Iris is such a lovely colour x

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  31. Appreciating the flowers that surround you at work is a good way to spend your break time. They are lovely and it's good to see this season's blooms appearing especially the roses.

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  32. What a lovely place and beautiful flowers. Thanks for taking us on the lunchtime stroll!

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  33. Just beautiful! Everything's further on where you are, Amy, I am waiting for my peony to look like those ones, it'll be another week at least! xx

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  34. You are so lucky to be able to walk and see such beautiful gardens! There are such pretty flowers there. I loved reading your 5 on Friday too! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Amy!
    Julie

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  35. What a beautiful selection of plants in that garden, all captured so well in your photos. I though my own garden was pretty full of flowers but even though I live in Cornwall, that garden seems to be several weeks in front of mine. My roses and peony are still in tight bud and the Iris only opened yesterday. I love that standard wisteria - I didn't know it was possible to grow as a standard, but what a brilliant solution for a small garden. So glad i popped over here from Chickpea's blog - you are now book-marked!!

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