28 Nov 2017

Floral Bliss # 49 - The Walled Garden in Autumn


I usually take a walk to our local library in the park once a week  - yesterday I went to our afternoon book group meeting - and then I have a wander around the walled garden. This is what I saw there this month although gradually there are fewer flowers and more dry seed heads to photograph and colours are beginning to fade.








the kitchen garden



some of the decorated bird boxes





the rose garden



 the Mediterranean-type plants and grasses area




the old stable block








Plants for sale which I sometimes buy to take home for my planters.


Joining Riitta's Floral Bliss no 49 this week.

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful walled garden, even in November. I love that picture with the three wheelbarrows waiting for use.

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    1. There are several groups of volunteer gardeners who work in the garden as well as council workers and it's well stocked with garden equipment. The wheelbarrows get good use especially this time of the year as the gardeners tidy up.

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  2. I can't believe there are still flowers. Beautiful garden

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    1. It's surprising that there are still plants flowering, but the volunteers do a good job deadheading roses and there are penstemons, chrysanthemuns, pansies and salvias to name a few.

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  3. Well that's just gorgeous. 😊

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  4. It is really quite delightful even though we are now marching into December.

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    1. Today it's very cold. The morning was sunny, but by the afternoon the weather had changed again. December is almost here and officially it will be Winter on Friday!

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  5. Dear Linda,

    Lovely to see where you go out walking, and in such a beautiful garden.
    Hope all is well with you and your family
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. We and the family are well thank you Carolyn. We're looking forward to seeing more of the immediate family during December and the Italian family in the new year. I hope you and the family are keeping well also.

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  6. Hello Linda, My, how fortunate you are to have such a lovely garden that you are able to walk to so often. And a Library too, such riches! It looks like you are still having some lovely fall weather, so many plants and flowers that haven't gone to bed yet. We have been having a great deal of rain here the past couple of weeks.

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    1. Hello Gloria. The weather is changeable here. We have a day of bright, cold weather and then it can be windy and wet. It's always a good idea to carry an umbrella when out-and-about just in case we have a rain shower.

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  7. The birds houses are so pretty!
    I like your collages. Have a nice day!

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    1. The photo collages were fun to do. Thank you for the visit and I wish you a good rest of the week.

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  8. Still some wonderful flowers to be spotted Linda. Loved the toucan, the teasels and the bird houses!
    Have a warm Wednesday :)

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    1. The walled garden is a popular place for carers to bring children during the day and there's usually something that attracts the young ones such as the model of the bird. It's a community garden so the model and the bird boxes will have been made and painted by one of the groups who come to help in the garden.

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  9. How lovely! Sounds like a perfect afternoon with your book group and a walk in the sunshine around those gardens. Super photos:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. The combination of a walk and a book group meeting is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

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  10. And there you are in the frozen north with so much in bloom. Lovely pictures, they make me feel homesick.
    I would like to follow you but I can't see how to do it.

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    1. Apart from the roses and fuschia bushes I wish I could say that our own garden has many plants still in bloom. My next project is to bring in some foliage and make an Advent wreath. I hope you can follow me on the Blogger link.

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  11. Such a beautiful walk and grounds. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and for leaving a comment Blogoratti.

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  12. LOVE the blue chairs... love the brick wall with wheel barrows. every photo is a delight, those two just happened to grab me... I like seed heads and grasses as much as I do flowers.

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    1. The blue painted chair hanging on the wall is a creative way to display a planter of flowers. These quirky objects in the walled garden are what I enjoy about it as well as seeing what's growing there throughout the year.

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  13. You had such a wonderful blue sky, and even sunshine! Beautiful photos. The blue chairs are stunning and the spiky Dipsacus fullonums too. Wishing you a nice week.

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    1. Thank you Riitta for your own blog and for hosting the Floral Bliss linkup. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  14. Your photos remind me of things I would photograph, too! You never know what you will find until you start looking closely. Love these great finds, especially the roses.

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    1. I've always been visually minded. My eyesight is poor without my specs so I tend to look closely at things and notice the details. Flowers are a great subject to photograph, I find. Glad you enjoyed this blog post Betty.

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  15. What a gorgeous garden to walk in. I reminds me of our walk in the garden in York. Love the painted bird boxes too.

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    1. We have happy memories of our walk with you and your husband when we met in York. That enclosed garden there had lots of interesting plants to look at and talk about.

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  16. What a beautiful garden.
    I thoroughly enjoyed my walk with you, so many colours to see as well.
    Just lovely.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan, for coming for a virtual walk with me. Wishing you all the best also. Linda :)

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  17. This is a beautiful garden. I would enjoy visiting this garden to look at all the lovely flowers and decorations.

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    1. Hello Nancy. I'm sure you would enjoy a visit to this garden in my corner of England. Thank you for visiting and wishing you a good December.

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