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Been Away Too Long

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Hello everyone, hope you are all well. It’s been such a busy Summer but what a good one! Things are slowing down in the garden now so I hope to spend more time on here enjoying your great pictures and blogs. My garden is past its best but I’ve done a general blog, to re-introduce myself, well a kind of walk around my garden :-)

We had new drive gates a few weeks ago, thanks to my husband’s hard work :-)

The fruit has done so well thanks to the good weather, even the Passion Flower is fruiting.

Here are a few pictures of the gardens closest to the house.

Thanks to the good Summer, we’ve also made use of the pool :-)

The woodland area now begins.

Willow Arch.

Then we have the pond.

That’s it for now, I must do a blog on how I’m getting on with the new piece of garden, it’s slowly establishing.

Bye for now, Dawn

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bjs
Bjs
 

I have missed you was not sure if you had flown away. I still drool when I see your pond(lake)

12 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Brian, I've been visiting but not had the time to join in. Thank you :-) bet Jamie would love to get in the pond :-)

12 Sep, 2013

 

You have beautiful property Dawn.

12 Sep, 2013

 

Nice gates DA

12 Sep, 2013

 

That's a very kind comment Klahanie, thank you.
Glad you like them Scotkat. :-)

12 Sep, 2013

 

It's not a garden ,Dawn , it's an estate !
Beautiful .

12 Sep, 2013

 

Ha ha Driad, far from it but feels like it when trying to keep on top of things. A kind of labour of love I guess.

12 Sep, 2013

 

Well, it's lovely to see you again Dawn! The garden is looking fantastic..it's really filled out and looking even better than last time I saw it, and it was fab then! Stay around a bit eh!? :))

12 Sep, 2013

 

I second that!......have wondered if all was well.Your garden is one of my favourites......all areas have such a natural feel.

12 Sep, 2013

 

Nice too see you back. As always your garden is gorgeous. Passion fruit, you lucky lady :)

12 Sep, 2013

 

Great to see you back I have missed your garden it is always a pleasure to see it.

12 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Dawn ... It's nice to hear from you :o) Your garden is beautiful. I like your pond very much !

12 Sep, 2013

 

Hiya Dawn, lovely to hear from you - your garden as always looks soooooooo fab!

13 Sep, 2013

 

Nice to see you back dawn, you have a wonderful garden...

13 Sep, 2013

 

Glad you are back Dawn. Your garden looks wonderful :o)

13 Sep, 2013

 

Welcome back Dawn, good to see your garden and how it is growing, but that cannot be called a pond, it is a lake. lol Beautiful pictures and can you let Karen have the design plans for the barred gate she needs one in her new home. lol. Thanks for a lovely tour. :O)

13 Sep, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Your garden is looking fantastic Dawn , the trees and shrubs are growing fast , I'm envious I love your willow arch it's fabulous ... it's a tribute to all yours and Johns hard work :o))

13 Sep, 2013

 

I'm overwhelmed by all your kind comments, thank you.

13 Sep, 2013

 

Pleased to have you and your beautiful country estate back, looks so established, I imagine you spent many a happy hour in the pool this summer, and I just love those gates, good to see you Dawn.

13 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Angela, that means alot. Always love to see your great garden and plants too x

13 Sep, 2013

 

;~)

14 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Dawn nice to see you around again, your garden is looking fantastic, what a wonderful environment to live amongst, its credit to you and all your hard work;0')

15 Sep, 2013

 

Awww Pansy, kind words, thank you. Your garden is looking amazing btw.

15 Sep, 2013

 

Still as amazing as ever Dawn! Gorgeous photos of your garden.....still got my tent, waiting to camp, especially now you have baby Owls as another attraction....:))))

15 Sep, 2013

 

Hiiiii Janey, missed you, hope you're both OK. Thank you. X

15 Sep, 2013

 

Lovely, Lovely Garden Dawn. To have your own Woodland... so envious. Love the Willow Arch.

16 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Gralew, the garden takes most of my time but I love it. Glad you enjoyed the blog.

16 Sep, 2013

 

I really love the Willow Arch and wish it was in my garden (well, a smaller version somewhere by the brook at back :) Your garden is really nice as are most all gardens on this site.

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thank you Gorgeous. We have a brook too! All the banks are overgrown at the moment, sigh, another autumn job.

20 Sep, 2013

 

No wonder your garden is where you feel happiest Dawn . . . it's all looking stunning :))

20 Sep, 2013

 

Thanks Sheila. You must be psychic, my garden is definitely where I feel my happiest. :)

21 Sep, 2013

 

I'd like to accept that I'm "psychic", Dawn, but have to admit it's just what I read about you in your profile :))

22 Sep, 2013

 

hahahaha Sheila, forgot I'd said that. And there I was thinking you had special powers, lol.

22 Sep, 2013

 

Well, we're on the same wavelength Dawn, as my garden is where I'm happiest too :))

22 Sep, 2013

 

Awww bless.

23 Sep, 2013

 

Hi Dawn. I was just checking out who grows teasels, as I have one I want to plant and was looking for a bit of advice. That's what brought me to your blog and to this wonderful garden. I agree with various others that it does look more like a country estate than a garden! It's stunning. You have a lake. I'm still waiting for the water feature I was promised for my 40th birthday; on Monday I will be 57. OH is likely to say, 'Well you've waited this long, may as well save it for your 60th now'. Whereupon, I will of course, feel impelled to marmelise him!
If I had your garden, nobody would ever see me. I'd go out at dawn and disappear until dusk, taking with me, alongside the gardening tools, a good book, some writing and drawing/painting materials and perhaps a little picnic lunch, put up in a red and white spotted handkerchief tied to a stick. As for where I'd picnic, I'd be spoilt for choice with lake and woodland and stream, to say nothing of baby owls. You have your own little Eden; what more can I say!

12 Jun, 2014

 

Hello Tues, your comment is very warming, lovely, thank you. I know home is mine but you've put what I feel into words.

I grew teasels a few years back to supply food for the gold finches. Now I have heavy clay here and they are fine. I grew them in seed trays, potted on and then set them out. They do seed around readily so be careful where you plant them, I think they will grow pretty much anywhere.

I saw a baby owl this morning, just posted a pic.

Hope you get your water feature very soon.

Thanks again.

16 Jun, 2014

 

That's exciting - am off to look for it!

18 Jun, 2014

 

See you too have been. Away .. I have. Missed. This site .. But just had too much on , did visit. Now and again too ... Your garden is delightful. .. Heaven on earth... Xxx

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