The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Erddig in Autumn

neellan

By neellan

27 comments


Late October a beautiful sunny Sunday so what better than a walk in the grounds of my nearest National Trust estate, I thought I would share the views with you.

Erddig Hall

Some of the trees in the grounds showing their Autumn shades

More colour beside the lake

Best of all for a splash of colour the avenue of pleached Limes

Love this mosaic of leaves backing the tall plant – it maybe Melianthus Major, if you recognize it please let me know!

Lovely to see Butterflies and Bees still active in the sunshine

There were lots of flowers adding colour to the gardens – I will start with Dahlias – gold….

….then yellow

Chrysanthemums too as you would expect

Hardy Fuchsias…

Dainty in pink…

Even in the borders

Agapanthus hanging on

Autumn Crocus amid the leaves

Heliotropium with it’s deep purple flowers and leaves looked rich in the border

In the wild woods lots for the children to explore…

ducks on the lake and fish to spot too

Hope you enjoyed the look around Erddig gardens – a delight to visit any time of year.

More blog posts by neellan

Previous post: A Sunny Day in my Daughter's Garden

Next post: The Lake District?



Comments

 

Hi Neena ...
super blog with lovely colourful photos and great captions.
That log house looks cute. Good to see so many flowers still blooming well.
Definitely perked me up :o) x x x

27 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you for your kind comments TT, Erddig is a delightful place I love it there, it is just a few miles away from me, so pleased it helped you feel a little better hope you are fully fit very soon :o) xxx

27 Oct, 2015

 

It looks quite sheltered - shows what a difference a big old wall can make. I've only been to Erddig once and my chief memory is seeing a grass snake swimming in a pond - don't remember any flowers at all after that! So thank you for the photos. Do you know what that tiny cute fuchsia in the border is?

27 Oct, 2015

 

Love, love Erdigg! Have been so many times with my kids, and now enjoy looking at the garden with gardening loving friends. Thank you for the lovely photo's.

27 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Steragram, gosh I've not seen any grass snakes there in or out of the water - I'm glad to say, not surprised that was a lasting memory for you! sorry I don't know the name of the little fuchsia in the border, pleased you enjoyed my pictures. :o)

Thank you Amsterdam, So pleased to bring happy memories back to you with my trip to Erddig there is always something of interest I just love visiting. :o)

Thank you for liking Jaykaty, Lincslass and Bathgate :o)

27 Oct, 2015

 

Looks a great place and so colourful, I do like the Lime Walk, My dahlias are all doing well but my chrysanths are still tight buds, thankyou for sharing Neellan...

27 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Lincslass pleased you enjoyed my blog on Erddig, it's good there is still so much colour in our gardens, hopefully the frost will keep away for a while! :o)

27 Oct, 2015

 

Thankyou for your pics and comments on Erddig - it must be twelve months or more since we last visited - I think it is time for a return visit - love the Heliotrope one of my favourites - Jane

27 Oct, 2015

 

Oh it's lovely. .......suchan amazing autumn this year,
I'm interested in the red admiral, so few about these days....wonder if he's one that will overwinter here.....
thanks xxx

27 Oct, 2015

 

A fabulous place,Neena..I really enjoyed the walk with you..:o) The Lime tree walk is beautiful,and the Dahlia's are so colourful..It's amazing the Agapanthus and Heliotrope are still in flower too.Lucky you,to live so near to Erddig...thank you for sharing it with us,on a drab and dreary day :o)

27 Oct, 2015

 

Yes, that is melianthus major in the photo. If you rub the leaves, you get a smell of peanuts!

27 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Jane pleased you enjoyed the virtual visit I am sure you will enjoy your return visit, the Heliotrope was really striking such a deep colour :o)

Thank you Pam, knew you would like the Red Admiral, there are sure to be plenty of places at Erddig for him to overwinter and plenty of nectar around too, so pleased you liked Erddig :o)

Thank you Bloomer Glad you enjoyed the walk it was such a lovely day the colours really sang out, it was good to see so many flowers still blooming, poor things will have been soaked this afternoon, quite a change in the weather! pleased the pictures cheered your day :o)

Thank you for liking Bjs :o)

27 Oct, 2015

 

I wondered if that was an Eel swimming in the lake ?
They are aquatic and overland creatures.
Also if the gardens are managed by volunteers ?

28 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Andrew for confirming the name of the plant and for the additional note of interest - peanut scented leaves :)

Thank you Diane Steragram saw the creature in a pond so I don't know but have not heard there are eels in the area.
Volunteers do help in the garden and give guided walks also of course as guides in the house :)

28 Oct, 2015

 

Its absolutely amazing the financial value to us all of volunteers in this country. Gardens that provided cheap labour oportunities in Victorian times would be deserted wastes without volunteers nowadays.
God bless all Goyers who work as volunteers.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Diane I agree, my name has been on the volunteer waiting list at Erddig for ages but they apparently have sufficient people at present!

28 Oct, 2015

 

A Beautiful place and the avenue of limes is stunning. I hope the autumn colours continue for a while as they have been magnificent so far.

28 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Wildrose, really lovely Autumn colours at the moment, a joy to see :o)

28 Oct, 2015

 

Diane it was definitely a grass snake, lovely coloured patterns and all shiny in the wet. It wasn't in the formal lake, there's a smaller pool in a wilder part that feeds into a stream and it was there.

29 Oct, 2015

 

One of my favourite NT houses, and have visited many times. So pleased to see there is so much colour on show - Can't believe that the Agapanthus still have flowers...! Love Erdigg whatever the weather...;o) PS Sorry I haven't been in touch Neena, I'll send you a PM ;o) xxx

29 Oct, 2015

 

What a beautifully colourful blog, really cheering on a grey day, thanks Neellan :) - it looks a wonderful place.

29 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you for clearing that up Steragram as I was not able to help Diane on the issue :o)

Thank you Tracey so pleased you spotted my blog this is where we came in isn't it!! Sunday was a lovely sunny day ideal for showing the colours at their best and there was lots of colour still, but like you say Erddig is great whatever the weather :o)

29 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Gee - we both posted at the same time! glad to cheer you, Erddig certainly is wonderful, the history of the house fascinating too. :o)

29 Oct, 2015

 

Thanking for liking Klahanie :o)

30 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you for liking Aquilegia, Hywel and Drc :o)

4 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks for sharing your visit Neellan - it has brightened up my morning on this grey and damp day!

4 Nov, 2015

 

You are very welcome Shirley so pleased you enjoyed Erddig, sorry you have grey and damp weather today hope it brightens tomorrow :o)

4 Nov, 2015

Add a comment

Recent posts by neellan

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Mar, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Oct, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Oct, 2013

  • bjs
    Bjs

    Gardening with friends since
    13 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Nov, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 Jan, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010