Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The Walled Garden

 We've had some very hot weather since our return,


and it has been lovely to have time to relax
and enjoy the garden

The flowers in this area have an ethereal quality - we leave them to their own devices to seed and scattered around.
 There could be a happy ending to our Boxus balls that got blight - strangely, and rather unusually, they have started to regrow again, as can be seen above.
However, the Box still look rather shaby, but we are filled with hope.

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  1. Your garden looks wonderful, I like all the sculptures hidden in the green.

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    1. Thanks - we are pleased that we did not remove the Box plants now that they are showing signs of regrowth

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  2. So beautiful! I love your garden! Happy Tuesday, Rosemary!

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    1. Enjoy your week too Satu - and thank you

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  3. Ethereal is an excellent way to describe your delicate Summer garden. It is a pleasure to see your pictures and I scrolled back and forth a few times to enjoy it, with the mermaid sitting so beautifully in the centre. How wonderful your Boxus have regrown, a reward for being such good gardeners!

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    1. Dear Patricia - we are so pleased that the Box is renewing itself - we have already removed several of the very large Box balls and now regret that we did.

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  4. Your garden is beautiful, I don't think I'd travel at all if I had that outside my back door.

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  5. Yo creo que el jardín está precioso.
    Besos

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  6. Rosemary, I would feel so at home your stunning garden as like you I love to tuck in pieces of pottery, statues and such. Is the wall ancient or did you build it? Your pond is beautiful, something I would love too, but we just don't have a level area to build one, plus such a lot of wildlife whom might cause a problem. The statue in the pond is so gorgeous! Do you have animals coming through your garden?
    Love the mix of plants and, like you, we thought our Japanese box were doomed after the severe spring freeze here but they have started to look good again with healthy new growth - sturdier than I expected.

    Lovely post - many thanks for sharing such a tranquil part of your garden.
    Happy week - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary - we had the wall built about 20 years ago. It makes managing the garden much easier for us when the garden is separated off into distinct different areas.
      We do have lots of animals coming into the garden - badgers, who dig up the lawn, deer who rubb their antlers up and down our tree trunks and eat the hedge, and foxes who make pathways across our lawns. The Heron used to call in at the pond but now that it is so overgrown he doesn't seem to come anymore.
      I suspect that your Japanese box must be similar to my Box but it is strange that it is recovering from blight as it is not supposed to do so.

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  7. Dear Rosemary,
    I have wanted to see your garden. I remember when you almost lost all of your boxwood. So delighted that they are coming back. I love the choice of your plantings and their soft colors.
    I would like to know the name of your tall grasses. Are they planted in water or in submersed pots?

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    1. Dear Gina - I wonder if you are talking about the variegated leaves in the pond? Iris Pseudacorus variegata. They are planted in pots in the water, but they have also seeded themselves around the pond too in the surrounding gravel. However, the self seeded ones have come up with plain green leaves. I did have some purple irises in the pond too with a variegated leaf but they appear to have been lost.

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    2. Thank you for the information Rosemary, Looks like that is the same Iris I have growing around one side of our pond, only mine is not variegated. Your watery oasis is truly stunning.

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    3. You can have a much more spectacular display with your very large pond Gina, which I know that you do.

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  8. Love this effect of wilderness in your garden.Someone could lazing away endless moments in such a beautiful space.

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    1. It is so lovely to hear from you Olympia - we miss you here in blogland

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    2. Hope I'll be active soon. Thank you Rosemary, so sweet of you to say.

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    3. That is good news Olympia, so pleased.

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  9. Your garden is beautiful, I love the walls and the pond. Everything looks happy and healthy to me.

    Someone recently gave me a book by Susan Branch called... "A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside." Do have a look at her charming book. She has lovely little watercolors she has done on each page. I had the chance to read it this weekend after a huge storm knocked down hundreds of huge old trees all over the city. It was nice to pretend to be somewhere else.

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    1. It is the nasty bare patches on our Box balls that have been a problem, but the new growth is very encouraging.
      I will check out A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the Englisg Countryside - thank you for telling me.

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    2. I am glad your Box balls are recovering. I see all the new growth. :-)

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  10. Your garden looks pretty with a great mix of flowers, vases, sculpture and the wall you built.

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    1. Thank you - glad that you enjoyed seeing it

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  11. Beautiful garden Rosemary...hope you are well!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Linda and hope you are enjoying lots of sunshine

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  12. It looks lovely Rosemary. And great news on the box. I hope it thrives.

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    1. Hello Jessica - one bad patch of the Box has already completely renewed itself, we are now regretting cutting down and destroying some of the balls.

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  13. It's a very pretty place to relax. It seems that each year there is something that doesn't do well in my garden, but given time, it will bounce back. I hope your box improves.

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    1. I have noticed that several flowers are missing this year that are usually prolific so I hope that you are right but others have excelled themselves.

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  14. Beautiful English garden, you must wonder what is going to pop through the ground next sometimes.

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    1. You are right Margaret - in this area I let the flowers control their own destiny

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  15. You have really good eye for taking photos. These flowers looks so beautiful.

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    1. You are very generous with your comments which I appreciate

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  16. Lovely garden and almost Mediterranean looking in style with the Cotswold stone walls and the statues giving it a lost kingdom feel. Can't beat a pond for extra interest. Do you get any dragonflies, damselflies or frogs in as I'd imagine they'd like that setting?

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    1. I must admit that Mediterranean gardens have played an influence here - we have lots of dragonflies, frogs etc and sometimes newts too.

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  17. Dear Rosemary,
    your garden looks very beautiful! I would love to have such a lovely stone wall in my garden!
    Best wishes,
    Lisa

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    1. Dear Lisa - we were very fortunate to find a local man, who was a traditional stonewaller, and able to customise what we wanted.

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  18. Hello Rosemary, This garden seems to feature tall, loose, spiky plants which create an interesting contrast with, and lighten up the heavy, compact stone walls.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - in this area of the garden we tend to let the flowers do their own thing will just a little intervention from ourselves.

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  19. Had I such a wonderful garden I'd stay there all through the summer!

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    1. I have 'itchy feet' and am a wanderlust

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  20. Wow your garden looks amazing. it is so good news about your box too, fingers crossed that the growth continues. Sarah x

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