~In jeder Sprache wohnen andere Augen.~ ~I don't know where I am going but I am on my way.~

mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Late Summer Ballet Dancing

Between two batches of quince jelly, here are some pictures of Great Dixter taken on my way to Bristol. There was still a feel of late summer in the air whilst now and here, autumn has definitely arrived.

I always wanted to see Christopher Lloyd's garden and eventually managed it this time. It was certainly not the last visit and I also will encourage EG to join me to see the house from inside.
Photos are taken with the small Lumix.

As nearly always, there is a garden cat welcoming me :-)

The various flowers in the sunk garden seem even taller, such a stunning effect!

Everywhere it was humming and buzzing, what a huge playground for all those insects.

I love thalictrums

I love Salvias

What an absolute clever planting system of various flowers and foliage almost holding each other's hand.

Does this not remind the sea? I love that paving.

Suddenly, there is a formal part of the garden to be discovered:

But even the formal is not all formal

A classical long border

but turning round one sees that:

I really fell in love with the spirit of Great Dixter:

Suddenly again a totally different part of garden:

Also not only one kind but again, flowers

I didn't see the owner of this 'vignette':

Flowers everywhere!

Another example of the clever mixture grass/perennials

My kind of an inviting house entrance:

Those luminous gladiola were also sitting in a pot :-)

From nearly everywhere in the garden, a glimpse of the house can be seen

Close to timber outbuildings is an area of non hardy specimens

Those wee swallows were not really ready to fly the nest - will they have made it?

I wonder if all my garden strolls will start with its cat and end with its compost heap?

For not to let that happen, here is a picture of one of the nicest gifts I have ever received: hand stitched for me from a charming French girl in Bristol :-)

Merci pour ce tablier, Marion!

5 commentaires:

  1. Bayou, how kind you were to take all these photos so that we could join your visit to this magnificent, witty, well-tended garden. I loved having that sense of surprise when yet another area revealed its beauty. I would guess that the interior of the house would also be rather wonderful.

    It looks as if the weather gods also smiled from above! xo

  2. What an inspiring garden to visit, you must have loved it.

  3. Lovely gardens and paving stones. My father's family came to the USA long ago from Belgium; I see you live in Belgium, I think that would be a great place to live.

  4. How did I miss this wonderful post? I poured over each photo and wishes myself in the garden where the flowers seem to'hold each other's hand'.

  5. I am a bit late coming to you blog but have been away for a long time. This garden looks just like a garden should – such a variety of flowers and shrubs and some vegetable too. Your photos took us there. I enjoyed the trip very much. Thanks for coming to my blog too.