Friday, 7 June 2013

The Garden at Dusk


We have a tiny cottage back garden, and an even smaller front garden, but in May and June, it does look at its best
The planting is haphazard and in places untidy



It's a pity, the garden is not always like this
But it kind of suits our old lady sense of style


The aubritia I planted on the church wall last year is doing well
It makes me feel that our garden extends way beyond the garden wall


41 comments:

  1. the aubritia is gorgeous. i am not sure i've seen that before.i think you have the perfect cottage garden. it shouldn't be really neat.

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  2. I agree, cottage gardens should be all of a jumble and as it comes. Lovely garden, wish I had a garden like that somewhere here. I was supposed to have a front garden but we need the space for a winter paddock, so I think I shall have to make do with bits of flower beds here and there.

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    1. You should have a tiny garden Vera...just for you

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  3. Thank heavens, the aquilegia survived Chris's intervention! Lovely garden!
    Els

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    1. I don't think chris would venture over into the churchyard

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  4. how pretty! as long as YOU like it, it matters not what others think. personally, I like people that colour outside the lines!

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  5. It looks to me a lovely cottage garden. A bit of this and that here and there perfect. But then I live in a desert !

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Like you, I love aquilegias. This year mine are all self-seeded and late!

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    1. Nelly ours are three weeks late at least

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  7. I love a man who knows his alliums (onions).
    It's beautiful John. Jx

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    1. I know you would like it jess

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  8. Love the cottage garden and what a pretty little country road you live next to.

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  9. It was busy yesterday
    ( see tomorrow's post) x

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  10. Beautiful Garden John, it is after all your garden, if it pleases you then that is the most important thing. Love the flowers on the church wall. Looks great.

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  11. How lovely, I wouldn't change it at all.

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  12. Gardens lift the heaviest hearts at times. Beautiful with their colours. x

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  13. Your garden is glorious!

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  14. Ah yes, garden delights. A visual feast of flowers. Of course, the most important question is what brand of vehicle is that?

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  15. I'd love to create an English cottage garden here..I do miss them so.
    Jane x

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  16. Haphazard is more natural. Looks wonderful, John!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. ♥

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  17. Lovely garden John. These columbines are beautiful. I like the "relax" feel you have created.

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  18. Gorgeous, makes me homesick for those cottage gardens you do so well...
    ~Jo

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  19. Looks like the "English garden" my father always strove for. He imagined it as a carefree, self-seeding flower bed with a riot of vibrant colors. No organization or design necessary, thank you very much.

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  20. We have a lot of heat and dust here, and quite a bit of polluted air, which makes things look not so good. So watching your garden I am not able to see any untidyness. Great garden!

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  21. Cottage gardens have my heart - and yours is lovely.

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  22. Nice garden John, do you want a gardening job?

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  23. lovely planting. You can't beat a cottage garden :-)

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  24. Beautiful garden :-)

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  25. It looks absolutely lovely. But thank goodness you have Bosoms for your fruit and veg!!

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  26. So pretty. I love it !

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  27. Define 'old lady'! My garden is very similar with the Columbine (Aqualegia) and Allium. Did you only plant that Aubretia last year - it's mahoosive?! Such a pretty spot on the planet to live - lucky duck.
    Yes to the craft section entry. Details via email?

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  28. Wonderful. Looks like a real garden.

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  29. It is beautiful. I'm afraid mine has run to weeds but I will get to it if it ever stops raining.
    Cheers

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  30. How beautiful! I like your old lady sense of style John. It is the perfect cottage garden.

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  31. "The planting is haphazard and in places untidy" - possibly like the garden's owners? Nice to see The Berlingo featuring in the top photo like a giant motorised garden gnome. Lovely garden Earl. I hate to see too much control. A bit of wildness - with plants jostling for position always appeals to me.

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  32. I think it's absolutely beautiful

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  33. O.k. I have garden envy. That is just beautiful!

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  34. Proper cottage garden...lovely

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  35. I think it's perfectly lovely.

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