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Out on a Lymm

heron

By heron

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Yesterday we traveled across the vast expanse of Cheshire passing Warrington (now a European town) no wonder we passed it. lol. Onwards to a lovely place near Lymm where we visited a fellow forumer and her Dog ‘Rosie’ Oh and her husband who while not too well up on plant names is very useful in helping create the most beautiful natural garden.
It was our second visit and like the first the garden was still full of interest, character and colour.
As a bonus we were taken across the road to ‘The Viccarage Gardens’ where we enjoyed a wild path walk leading to a large garden with the most interesting plants, some I’ve not seen before. Most had names to them but I’m hoping someone will help with those that didn’t.
The day flew by as there was so much to see but our hosts found time to take my other half to see her Arab horse ‘Sunshine’. Oh used to ride so with me on foot behind she rode ‘Sunshine’ for a mile or two and was in her ellement as she’d not riden for years. This morning she had a sore bum and walked a bit funny but said it was well worth it.
I took some nice pics of both gardens which I’ll upload for you.


A new shady place to sit on those hot afternoons lol


Close by athe gravel area and pond complete with Monster breathing smoke!!


More shots of this lovely garden


Beautiful flowers at the Viccarage but no name?


Lonicera ???


A nice blue shrub, anyone know it’s name?


Who could forget ‘Rosie’ ?

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Lovely gardens....the golden coloured bush is spectacular (will it be that colour now as it's autumn, do you know?

Rosie is a gem too :)

The first photo I can imagine transplanted into the rear corner of our garden...it looks near to how I would like the corner of our garden to be...mix of limestone slabs and the gravel, complete with roses and planting....and a small tree.

Thanks for the lovely tour of both gardens. Glad you had a nice visit.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Sorry can't help with the plant names but glad you had a lovely visit to Cs.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Nice blog Heron, it looks a beautiful garden

13 Sep, 2010

 

A gorgeous garden Heron....that blue flower?.....I believe it is a herbaceous hibiscus....I know you like your blue flowers !!!

13 Sep, 2010

 

I'm sure that Cristina will be pleased by your complements, it really is a very nice friendly, floriferous, natural and interesting garden. As for the 'herbaceous hibiscus', well true it does look a bit like a 'Bluebird' but the stems are dark and 'annual like'.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Whistonlass, I don't know if the colour will change much later, that pic was taken mid-August and it's roughly the same today.

13 Sep, 2010

 

lovely..thank you Heron pleased you enjoyed your day but sorry about your OHs sore bum..lol :o))

13 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks, Heron. Is it a member of the maple or acer family by any chance? I'd like something that colour when I plant up my garden.

13 Sep, 2010

 

hi heron ,found ur blog. i must say you put a new slant on my lovely garden . makes me so proud. even ur little coment bt my dragon lol. made me laf.
you b pleased to know i have swap the shrub with the hoster to day. hoster now in corner . tell pen i got the fushia today as well . thanks for all ur compliments its great to see from some one elses view, [0))))

13 Sep, 2010

 

Whistonlass, yes you're right, the name is on the pic.

13 Sep, 2010

 

I've recorded the name and will keep an eye out for it when the time comes to populate my patch.

Thanks, Heron.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Loved Cristina's garden, such a lot of interesting things..and I adore Rosie.
Sorry cant help with plants tho.

13 Sep, 2010

 

Beautiful garden to visit Heron :-)) first unamed plant could be Lonicera Caprifolium??, and the blue flower is the Shoo fly plant Nicandra physalodes, a member of the nightshade family ;-))

14 Sep, 2010

 

Well done Grindle, I'll just get a pencil and make a mental note of it, on a piece of paper ;-))

14 Sep, 2010

 

LOL, it's the only way these days for me :-)

14 Sep, 2010

 

and me lol

14 Sep, 2010

 

Wow! And how did I come to miss this?? I knew that was Cristinas garden, it really is spectacular, just love all the walkways and the planting is beautiful....and how lovely to meet up with another GoYer Heron.....:o)) Smashing pics as usual and lovely Rosie there too......loved it!

31 Oct, 2010

 

haha hi janey !!!!

31 Oct, 2010

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