Tuesday, 29 September 2015

A walk around a garden

On holiday we stayed in a cottage in the garden of a house.  The owners were kind enough to allow us to wander around and use the garden ourselves, so one evening we went for a stroll around.  It is quite a large garden - they have gardeners!  You could see that it was coming to the end of the summer, but it still looked great.  It must be spectacular in the summer.


This is the house whose garden we stayed in.  We didn't get to stay in there!



The detail on the front of the house.  I imagine the initials of the first owner or the builder of the house.



This clematis was stunning, the colour of the flowers was amazing and there were masses of them as you can see.




There are lovely lawns with beds around the edges and lots of paths here and there too. 

This Hypericum had loads of berries, black and red.  I was very envious as ours never have berries!



There are some great views from the garden as it is higher than the surrounding houses and the road.



Some of the paths are used to mark the different levels as you can see here and then there are other areas with steps to take you up and down like these steps.


I think that this is the start of an orchard.  The trees look quite young.





Another path that led to a large - but quite overgrown - pond.  It was pretty, but I would give this area some attention.  Perhaps that is something for the gardeners to attend to over the winter.




There were many lovely pink and blue plants, and the hydrangeas were especially lovely and were all different shades of blue.




Yet another path and wall between the shrubs.  It would be a great garden for children to run around in and hide!



The sun was starting to go down as we finished our walk around and the sky looked lovely.


I am sure that the people in the balloon that you can see in the photo above enjoyed it!


It really was a lovely garden and one that I would love to own, and, if I am honest, am a little jealous of!

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Right now I am having trouble commenting on some blogs.  Either no comment box appears, or it disappears if I start to type in it.  I have discovered after trying out various tips that I have read on others blogs, that if you click the back arrow in your internet browser - I use explorer - then the box comes up and you can comment with no problems.  Just thought I would let you know in case you are having the same trouble!

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Sorry about being a downer right now!  I am trying to perk up.  My friend told me today that I just have to bear with it and it will pass, and I know that it will, and she is right it will pass.  So I hope that you will bear with me while I bear with this.  I am trying to perk up!  Really!  Thank you all for your lovely comments and for cheering me along.  You know that I appreciate it!

Amy

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful gardens...thanks for the tour...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  2. the gardens are lovely, I have a clematis like that I bought from the pound shop, it has put on loads of growth and has a lovely display of flowers has to be my best plant bargain :-)

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  3. Lovely photos, Amy. I do love a lace-cap hydrangea which makes me wonder ... why don't I have one? Mmmmm

    I'll be bearing with you. :o)

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  4. Looks very pretty with lots of nooks and crannies. x

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  5. Oh, what a beautiful garden and lovely that you could wander around. We must be both feeling the same at the moment as I've no mojo to do much at all and haven't blogged in a month. Must remedy that at some time. I've been having the same trouble with comment boxes and found I have to refresh the page then use the back button. I thought it was just my old laptop playing up, so it's nice to know I'm not alone with that problem. Take care Amy.

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  6. What a fantastic garden, it must have been a lovely place to stay. Hope you are feeling more cheerful soon :)

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  7. I would love to have this garden too!! The flowers are beautiful, and I love all the stone walls and pathways. The house looks so comfortable nestled in behind mounds of flowers. It looks like a lovely place to stay, and the rolling green patchwork hills have a storybook quality about them.

    I have loads of trouble with my computer!! Every time I sit down I wonder what new mischief it will play on me. I have to refresh pages many times before I can comment, or even load up a webpage. No fun. Today it keeps disconnecting me from the internet. I hope your computer troubles correct themselves or disappear quickly! As to your feeling a bit blue, hopefully that will clear up soon too. Here's a song I'll put in your head that I heard on the radio today "I can see clearly now the rain has gone ...." I'm sure you know the rest. I great feel good song to hum to yourself.
    Wendy x

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  8. Beautiful dear Amy :)))
    The pics are stunning !

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  9. What a beautiful garden.
    I enjoyed looking at all the photo's.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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  10. Hi Amy! Oh, those gardens are just gorgeous! I'm sure you enjoyed them so much! Nice place to get a way to. I'm sorry you're a bit down in the dumps. I've been gone so long I don't know what's going on! I'm sending you a great big hug and sweet thoughts!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Amy- this must have been the most wonderful vacation! Such beautiful gardens-- I love the little meandering paths...
    Your photos are beautiful.. I felt like I was walking along with you..
    Vicki

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  12. Hi Amy,
    Lovely photos of the garden and enjoyed the tour. Nice to be here again :) Eddie

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  13. Beautiful garden, one could happily get lost there. We all have down times and they do pass, just hang in there.

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  14. WOW ! what a beautiful place . Lovely photos to. Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  15. What an enchanting house and garden Amy, and a lovely place to stay on a holiday. I like to choose B&Bs with nice surroundings, it is such a pleasure. I love their pink and blue theme, really pretty. Sorry to hear you have been a bit down (been a bit that way myself, one thing and another). Your creative gene is coming back in already, I am sure! xox

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  16. What a beautiful garden and how lovely that guests could enjoy them as well. I am sorry to learn that you are not feeling quite yourself lately and hope things turn around for you real soon. I haven't had any problems with commenting and hope people are having trouble commenting on my blog. I haven't heard there was an issue with this until now. Take Care Amy. Hugs. Pam

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  17. I wish I had gardeners for my garden! A nice place to vacation. I hope you perk up.. remember.. you are alive and things could be worse. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. That IS a lovely garden, but it looks like a lot of work. Ha! I guess if we had that garden we would have the gardener, too!

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  19. Such beautiful gardens! I would love to walk with you.
    I don't think you're a downer. :)

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  20. These are such lovely photos you shared. Looks like you had a great time. I love Autumn too but sometimes my empty nest syndrome pops it's head and makes me feel sad. I hope you feel better soon. Take care, Pat xx

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  21. I don't think I would ever what to leave that garden. It looks so peaceful and beautiful.

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  22. So gorgeous - both the house and the garden. Glad you had a lovely time and I hope that you feel perkier soon. xx

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  23. what a lovely garden indeed x take care, go easy on yourself x

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  24. Beautiful garden but whilst a little envious it was only for a few seconds. I know that I wouldn't be able to maintain it, so I am happy with my little plot. Take care of yourself.

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  25. Gorgeous garden (I do love a stroll around other people's plots so thank for that) and house. Sorry to hear you're down in the dumps and hope you're feeling chipper soon.

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  26. What a beatiful garden and a wonderful place to stay. I know that 'low' feeling as I'm feeling a bit like that too at the moment, always do at this time of year as I accept that summer has gone and winter is on its way - even the lovely days we've had recently haven't sent it away. I do hope that you begin to feel more yourself again soon, take care, Amy:)

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  27. Lucky you staying in such a beautiful place. The gardens are amazing, who wouldn't be jealous.

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  28. Amazing garden and house. Oh to have a gardener who could attend to everything and keep it all so beautiful x

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  29. What a beautiful garden! I would have loved to had a chance to walk around.

    We had a couple of Hypericum bushes in our garden but unfortunately we have had to pull them out as we had a scary incident last year when our daughter decided the berries looked very tasty! xxx

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  30. Beautiful gardens. Hope you feel brighter very very soon. Xxx

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  31. What a lovely garden and how kind of the owners to allow you to enjoy it whilst you were staying in the grounds. A leisurely walk around it on an evening is the perfect way to round off the day.

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  32. What a fabulous garden with glorious views too. I especially liked the mossy curved steps and the red rose and blue clematis as well as as all the secret paths. We've often stayed in NT cottages where you have access to the main gardens after hours and as you wander around you almost feel as if it all belongs to you. It's a nice feeling!

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  33. i need one like that!!!
    Beautiful Amy.
    Miss xx

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  34. An absolutely gorgeous garden!!! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour with your splendid photos! :)

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  35. what a lovely getaway!! That view!!!! WOW!!! Hoping that the change of seasons will help perk you up a bit....autumn is always my favorite time. Love the colors, love the harvest-y foods in the markets, and love the temperatures! :)

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  36. These photos are smiling at me, so pretty.
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. I can't even imagine how lovely it would be to have a garden like that! I think it'd feel like walking around a little part of heaven.
    Thanks for sharing your walk with me! xoxo

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  38. What a beautiful, beautiful garden. And so big! I'm not surprised they need a gardener. It must have been lovely to spend some time there. I hope you are soon feeling much brighter. X

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  39. I think it's time for a meet up, like it or not!!!!!!

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  40. Beautiful gardens!! Although I miss the large gardens we have had in the past, practicality wins and we have a much smaller, manageable garden now.
    I'm sorry that you still have the blues, just hold on to the fact that it WILL pass.

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  41. A simply stunning garden, Amy, and how lovely even to have stayed in a cottage in the grounds and been able to wander in such a delightful place. I'd be envious, too, of such a garden. No doubt the owners have a gardener(s)!
    Margaret P

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  42. Wow - they look pretty good now still, they must have been stunning over summer. Love that clematis.

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  43. Hi Amy,
    Wow what a gorgeous garden and so large. No wonder why they have a gardener to help take care of it. I really enjoyed looking at everything. Amy that is great that you are spending time reading books too.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Julie

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  44. Beautiful home with amazing gardens...that clematis and the hydrangeas are my favorites. What a great place to visit on holiday, even if you didn't stay in that house.

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  45. Your friend is right in a sense it will pass, but you have good friends all around the world now that want you to feel better in every way. Your blog (and you) are so special because you treat us to beautiful places, tell us beautiful stories and also you tell us the truth, which is rare.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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